Grey Havens and Grey Havens YA couldn’t exist without the support of our fantastic community partners. Are you interested in joining us in our efforts to encourage literacy, imagination, community, and inclusion? Please contact us by Phoning the TARDIS. You can also check out our main Support page here.
The Longmont Library — The Longmont Public Library has been a major help to Grey Havens YA from the beginning. They provided our original meeting space, and they partnered with us to showcase our first Fandoms Unite programming.
The Lafayette Library — Grey Havens YA began a very rewarding partnership with Lafayette Public Library when we presented our first Cosplay Basics Workshop there on July 1. We are incredibly proud to welcome the young geeks and nerds of Lafayette into our programming network. They certainly did a great job of welcoming us. This is what Teen Librarian, Kate Merrell, has to say about Grey Havens YA!
“We love having Grey Havens present at our library! They are organized, enthusiastic, and a ton of fun! My favorite part of the event was watching a disparate group of teens that came in as quiet and shy small batches turn into one large group, all having fun together. Teens that started the night as strangers stayed after the formal programming to play board games and chat. Kelly and Robyn are phenomenal at creating an inclusive atmosphere where all are welcome, accepted and supported in a fun-filled event.”
Carbon Valley Regional Library and High Plains Library District — Grey Havens YA’s fantastic partnership with the High Plains Library District started when the CVRL Teen Librarian Susie DeSersa asked our teens to be a part of their ReadCon 2015 festivities. We were incredibly honored, and we have loved working with this library’s nerdy staff as we provide programming for the wider High Plains district. Since our debut at Readcon, we’ve hosted a Harry Potter Yule Ball at the library that garnered over 170 people, and we have lots of plans for fun programming in the future. This is what Susie had to say about Grey Havens YA!
“I cannot say enough good things about the Grey Havens YA group! Robyn, Kelly, and the teens bring their enthusiasm and expertise to every project and are such a joy to work with. The YA book recommendations panel at ReadCon 2015 was a very well-attended program and all of the presenters did a fantastic job of book-talking such a large variety of titles and genres. Additionally, we have received nothing but glowing praise for the Harry Potter Yule Ball. Both staff and attendees alike were amazed by the level of detail and creativity that Grey Havens YA put into this program. Kelly and Robyn are always so incredibly responsive and quick to answer any questions that I might have and their ability to brainstorm unique and fun activities for every program is almost magical. We are looking forward to many, many more partnerships with Grey Havens YA in the future!”
The Longmont Museum — “My name is Ann Macca and I am the Curator of Education at the Longmont Museum. We have been privileged and delighted to work with Grey Havens! We hosted an amazing summer camp run by Grey Havens and their volunteers that was so well received that I am still getting messages from parents about what a great time their kids had! Additionally we worked together on a Cultural Resources and Geek Fair that was a huge success! We look forward to future partnerships!”
Barbed Wire Books — Barbed Wire is home to the Grey Havens Group’s very own Hobbit Hole. Kathe Heinecken has been a gracious supporter of Grey Havens since 2010 and was instrumental in helping us organize our very first meeting. In February 2015, Barbed Wire Books will be one of the Longmont locations hosting our Blind Date with a Book fundraiser! The next time you stop by BWB, please take a moment to let them know how much you appreciate their invaluable friendship with our group!
La Vita Bella Coffee — We’ve hosted some great events including Tolkien Reading Day 2014 and The Day of the Doctor 2013 at La Vita Bella. Chris and Layla have been very supportive, and they make great coffee and yummy food!
First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Longmont — We had a great experience using The Friendship Center for our Wreath of Khan Birthday Party and our first member graduation party. Our weekly book discussions take place there and so do most of our monthly board meetings. First Lutheran is very generous with its space. We suspect that their lovely building is bigger on the inside!
The Brew at Dejalu — The Brew has two locations, one in Longmont and one in Firestone. We had a great time helping with their Readcon Costume Breakfast in Setpember 2015. They are very nerd-friendly and make great food and drinks! We even got to hang some of our young adults’ artwork on the walls. We can’t wait to work with them more in the future.
Grey Havens YA sends The Awesome Box to businesses, public libraries and schools throughout the St Vrain Valley School District. Below are the schools we’ve already partnered with. Want The Awesome Box to come to you? Phone the TARDIS!
Altona Middle School
Westview Middle School
Mead High School
Frederick High School
Longmont High School
Trail Ridge Middle School