East Teen Center Policy

The East Teen Center (ETC) is a dedicated space designed and intended exclusively for patrons ages 12-18. The purpose of the ETC is to provide a safe, supportive and positive space for these patrons. The ETC offers teens a place to socialize, hang out, attend programs and use library resources in a welcoming and teen friendly environment.

Materials

Adults and children are welcome to access materials (books, magazines, Playaways, CD Books) available in the East Teen Center. Staff will be available to assist all patrons in locating materials in the ETC. Once materials are selected and checked out, patrons younger than 12 and older than 18 should use the main area of the library. Materials in the teen collection are intended for the teen population. The library strives to reach this entire age group, and what is appropriate for an 18 year old may not be for a 12 year old.

Computers

The computers in the ETC are available for patrons ages 12-18 only. Computers are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Computer reservations are 55 minutes. Teen patrons also have the option to sign-up for additional express sessions (15 minute sessions).

Study Room Policy

The study rooms in the ETC are available for patrons ages 12-18 only. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The capacity of each study room is five. Adults actively engaged in helping a teen with homework or tutoring may use the study rooms when the teen is between the ages of 12-18.

All patrons visiting the East Teen Center are required to follow the Pikes Peak Library District Code of Conduct.

Adapted from the National Teen Space Guidelines by YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association). http://www.ala.org/yalsa/guidelines/teenspaces