Teens: Teen Central

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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.

Clubs & Events

Calendar of Events

click here for a list of teen events

AniManga Club

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

Music Lab

Workshops, classes, and mentorship from professional musicians. Select dates in-person.

LGBT+ Craft Space

Join other teens in casual activities, while creating a safe queer community space for teens at the library. Select Sundays  [in-person and on Discord]

Teen Leadership 

Meet with other teens, get the chance to earn service hours, help plan events and provide input on upcoming events in areas that align with your interests. Ask Kathleen at Teen Central for more info. 


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, 6 iMacs, and 6 PCs in Teen Central, as well as a laptop vending machine with computers you can use anywhere in the building.


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 (2 out all the time, more available upon request)
  • Yeti Mics (x 2) 
  • 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 & Little Free Pantry

  • Feminine hygiene
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste
  • Floss
  • Toothbrushes
  • Little Free Pantry available after school and on weekends for teens

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