Youth Advisory Group Profile: Malvern Branch

July 29, 2019 | Teen Blogger

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The Youth Advisory Group (YAG) is a group of teenagers who volunteer and attend meetings to discuss the development of teen spaces and services at the library. The Malvern Branch YAG recently let us know all about some of their favourite things.

Top 3 TV Recommendations

Friends season 1

  1. Big Bang Theory
  2. Friends
  3. The Office

Top 3 Apps

  1. YouTube
  2. Instagram
  3. Netflix

Top 4 Book Recommendations

The hate u give

  1. The Giver
  2. The Hate U Give
  3. Harry Potter series
  4. Jurassic Park


Two people they would invite to a YAG meeting

  1. Stan Lee
  2. Lilly Singh

How to be a bawse

Fun Fact about Lily Singh, submitted by  R.I.:

Lilly Singh, also known as IIsuperwomanII is a Canadian YouTuber who was born and raised in Scarborough, Ontario. She started making youtube videos in 2010 when she was going through depression. Ever since she has gained a huge fan base and is one of the highest paid YouTubers in the world. She has also has released a book How to be a Bawse: a guide to conquering life. She will soon be the first LGBTQ, coloured women to be a host of an NBC late-night show.


Top 5 Music Recommendations

Scorpion by drake

  1. Drake
  2. The Weekend
  3. BTS
  4. Khalid
  5. Post Malone


Favourite Best-Kept Secret

Submitted by: J.M.

Birunthan Park located at 31 Dragonfly Cres in Malvern.

Fun Fact: Birunthan park is a nice little place of recreation where children from the surrounding houses can go and enjoy themselves. However, unlike other small neighbourhood parks, Birunthan has an intense history behind its name. In December of 2006, an eleven-year-old boy named Birunthan committed the heroic act of trying to save his friend Alakeswaran from drowning in an icy pond. Unfortunately, Birunthan lost his life while doing so and Alakeswaran soon passed away at the hospital. In remembrance and appreciation of Birunthan’s courageous action, the park was named after him. Birunthan’s name will continue to live on with this park as he will forever be remembered as an inspiring hero.


Find out more about how to volunteer with a Youth Advisory Group and other programs for teens at the library.