Teens: Teen Central

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Clubs & Events

Calendar of Events

click here for a list of teen events

Teen Social

Weekly on Wednesday & Thursday evenings (6-7 PM) in the spring, then on Thursdays from 1:30-3:30 in the summer. 

AniManga Club

Watch and read anime and manga with other fans, learn about Japanese culture, and enjoy Japanese snacks! Twice a month on Tuesdays - check event calendar for dates & times. 

Mixed Media Mondays

Select Mondays, different art mediums every session.

LGBT+ Craft Space

Join other teens in casual activities, while creating a safe queer community space for teens at the library. Select Sundays.

About Teen Central

Teen Central is a room on the 3rd floor of the Central Library where all equipment, seating, and activities are reserved just for teens age 13-18. We have tons of room for studying, hanging out, group meetups, and more. Want to hold an event or meetup in our space? Let us know if you need any support like TV, sound, reserved tables, supplies, or snacks!

We're open the same hours as the library, and the area is staffed at all times, so reach out at the desk if you need help.

Teen Artist Galleries

Want to see your art on display in Teen Central? We have lots of ways for you to share your art!

  • Drop off your art at the Teen Central Desk
  • Tuck your art under the vinyl table protectors on the Art or Zine table
  • Add your small artwork to the Tiny Teen Art Gallery inside Teen Central (max 4x6")
  • Submit a photo/scan of your art for our digital art gallery with this form



We have 6 Alienware gaming computers and 6 Macs in Teen Central that any teen can use, as well as a laptop vending machine with computers you can use anywhere in the building (with a library card)


Instruments are available for playing any time the library is open (we do pull the amps during other events to help share the space)

  • **NEW** Left-handed electric guitar
  • Electric Drum Kit
  • Yamaha PSR-EW400 Keyboard
  • Fender Precision Bass
  • Fender Stratocaster Electric Guitar
  • Electro-Harmonix 22500 Looper Pedal
  • Fender Mustang GT100 Amp
  • Fender Rumble Studio 40 Bass Amp
  • Synth Library (available upon request)

Media Creation Equipment

Available for use any time the library is open - some available upon request as indicated

  • Akai MPK 225 Midi Keyboard Controller
  • Wacom Intuos Pro (M) Tablets with Stylus (1 out all the time, more available upon request)
  • Yeti Mic 
  • Novation Circuit Tracks Groovebox & other synthesizers [available on request]

Teen Zine Library

Teen Zine Library

  • Zines (originals and copies) made by Teens from all over the U.S. 
  • Donate your original zines (or a copy) at the Teen Central desk
  • Zine making supplies and photo-copying help available
  • Free printing for Teens in Teen Central


Comfort Cabinet 

  • Feminine hygiene
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste
  • Floss
  • Toothbrushes
  • Coming March 21, 2024: Snack packs on Thursday evenings!

Zine & Art Supplies

  • Paper, scissors, paper punches
  • Pencils, Pens, Markers
  • Glue Sticks & Washi Tape
  • Old magazines / books to cut up

Sign Making Supplies

  • Posterboard
  • Poster Markers
  • Stick-on paper sign-holders

Homework Supplies

  • Paper, colored paper, cardstock
  • TI-84 Graphing Calculators
  • Charging Cables, Headphones & Earplugs
  • Index cards & post-its
  • Pens, pencils, markers
  • Brads, paperclips, staples, tape, glue sticks, hole punch