Meeting to discuss library teen space

The Teen Services Specialist at Warren Public Library is hosting a meeting for teens to talk about the facility’s forthcoming teen space.

The meeting will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

The teen space — geared for young people, but not exclusively their domain — will take over the basement. It has been under construction for most of the year.

“We all believe we need to be that place for teens where they can feel comfortable,” Executive Director Kelli Knapp said during the development of the project. “They need to have a place to go when they don’t have anywhere else to go.”

“We will be providing a wide range of opportunities,” she said. “Whether it’s just getting together and playing video games, studying, learning fun and interesting new things, or just some down time, we want teens to be happy here.”

The library staff knows what it is looking for and has an idea how things will look.

Exactly how things will go is going to involve the teens themselves.

The meeting will provide a method for young people to get involved in the process.

During the meeting, Teen Services Specialist Amanda Bajdo will talk about the expectations for the teen space and collect feedback.

The discussion will also include “opportunities for teens to have a say in their space by becoming a volunteer in the Teen Space or by serving on the Teen Library Council,” Bajdo said.

Snacks will be provided.


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