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Ottumwa librarian hosts teen-friendly event

Ottumwa Librarian Evan Clark said he picked a tropical theme to get the students’ minds off of this week's subzero temperatures/KTVO

The Ottumwa Public Library tried something new on Saturday.

Organizers put together an event that catered to teens.

The tropical-themed Snowfari event offed a relaxing environment to hang out, watch movies and eat pizza.

Librarian Evan Clark said he picked a warm theme to get the students’ minds off of this week's subzero temperatures.

Often times, Clark says the library organizes events that are geared towards adults and children, but not teenagers.

“It's been rare, over the last few years to have a large event for teenagers and I wanted to create something that they don't see every day and that hopefully would get them interested not only in coming here, but also having a creative outlet."

Clark says he's open to hosting more programs at the library for teens to enjoy.

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