On the Teen Central Discord Server, you can...
★ Attend clubs ★
★ Hang out with friends ★
★ Share artwork & stories ★
★ Listen to music ★
★ Request FREE stuff ★
★ Play & stream games ★
★ Chat about books ★
★ Get help from library staff ★
★ Relax, laugh, vibe, whatever! ★
We don't want to limit how you and other teens interact on the Teen Central Discord server ("this server")—but we definitely want to make sure that the server is a safe library space for all teens (ages 13-18). We ask that you do us a favor and keep the following guidelines in mind while on this server:
The Teen Central Discord Server is a place for teens (ages 13 to 18) in Austin to hang out together, make new friends, attend virtual clubs... and whatever else! The server is open 24/7 and is run by Youth Services at the Austin Public Library (APL) with the help of...
APL staff are available 7 days a week to chat about library services, help with Discord stuff on this server, and answer any questions. APL staff also host virtual clubs throughout the week on the server with the help of Teen Mods and Club Assistants (check #current-clubs for more info).
Teen Mods are available throughout the week and help moderate the server, host virtual clubs, recommend/add new server features, and answer any questions. You can always ask a Teen Mod for assistance with stuff on the server.
Did you know that you can potentially earn volunteer hours on the Teen Central Discord server as a Teen Mod or a Club Assistant?
Teen Mods are selected through a nomination process by APL staff and current Teen Mods. APL Staff and current Teen Mods will periodically nominate new teens to potentially become a Teen Mod based on their observations of that teen's interactions and contributions to the server through text / voice channels. If you are interested in becoming a Teen Mod, we encourage you to participate in multiple text/voice channels and clubs across the server, regularly read server content, and meaningfully respond to others’ posts.
Club Assistants are not Teen Mods but are still serve as teen volunteers. Similar to the nomination process for Teen Mods, Club Assistants are selected by their high level of leadership in a particular club on the server. Teens who coach others, help the club run smoothly, answer questions and encourage others to attend are more likely to be asked to serve as a Club Assistant.
Please note that APL teen volunteers must be between the ages of 13 to 18.
Click here for more info about teen volunteers, including the application process.