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Teen/Tween Spaces

Image detail for -Teen area at the new Oadby Library Cool Teen Space

Roann Paw Paw Township Public Library Teen Room

Teen Space Guidelines | Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

Members of the Florissant Valley Teen Advisory Group helped to choose the furniture and color palette for the teens-only space at the Florissant library in St. Louis County. Teen Alley also offers gaming equipment, three computers and a wealth of comfy seating, including bean bag chairs and sectional furniture that can be rearranged. Photo: Dave Moore

Youth Spaces: The new Fountaindale Public Library created distinct spaces for children and teens. The Vortex, the teen zone, has an anime-influenced wall wrap and hand-carved entry sign in an artist’s interpretation of Japanese lettering. The section boasts a performance area, digital media consoles, plenty of computers, formal and informal study spaces, the young adult book collection, and large communal tables that serve as social catalysts.

Youth Spaces: Teens contributed to the design of Fayetteville Public Library’s new Otwell Teen Library through focus groups, surveys, and a design charrette. Design elements include a new computer lab, gaming area, project room, and communal spaces. The space features extensive use of sustainable materials, including countertops made from shredded milk jugs and laundry bottles, fabrics and carpet with significant recycled content, zero-VOC paints, a recycled-denim wall, and....