The Library 21c Teen Center is a dedicated space designed and intended exclusively for patrons ages 12-18. The purpose of the Teen Center is to provide a safe, supportive and positive space for these patrons. The Teen Center offers teens a place to socialize, hang out, attend programs and use library resources in a welcoming and teen friendly environment.
Adults and children are welcome to access materials (books, magazines, Playaways, CD Books) available in the Teen Center. Staff will be available to assist all patrons in locating materials in the Teen Center. Once materials are selected, 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.
The computers in the Teen Center are available for patrons ages 12-18 only. 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 Teen Center are available for patrons ages 12-18 only. Study rooms can be reserved at the Teen Desk up to 24 hours in advance. The capacity of each study room is ten. 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 Library 21c 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).