Library Is Targeting Latino Teens

Last June, officials at the Orange Central Library asked area residents what they thought the community needed. The answers have led to the creation of Friendly Stop, a drop-in center where teens can visit or get advice on issues ranging from homework to jobs, sex, health and drugs.

The library outreach facility, which opened in April, will help acquaint students with library and community services and will feature programs that address the special needs of Latino high school students. Programs for building self-esteem and community pride will be offered along with lessons in English language skills.

The Friendly Stop is at 615A N. Lemon St. in Killefer Park. Hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3 to 9 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday from 3 to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lisa Ernst, a senior at Edison High School in Huntington Beach, was named a recipient of the $1,000 Jostens Foundation Leader Scholarship award. An estimated 35,000 seniors competed nationwide and only 300 were selected.


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