A hometown newspaper with a local office, local owners & lots of local news

Teen specialist keeps his charges busy at library

If you walk in to the Cloquet Library on a weekday between 4-5 p.m., you’ll notice the library is full of teens. Last fall, Cloquet Public Library hired Justin Dinger to be its youth services librarian, working especially with people age 10-18. He immediately made an impact by instituting regular programming such as Teen Reads on Mondays, where he reads aloud while listeners enjoy a snack, and Teen Tech Wednesdays. He has made some interesting discoveries, such as the teens really enjoy poetry and that they requested to hear famous speeches in June.

Justin’s enthusiasm for technology and books...