Monday, January 31, 2011

Teen Spaces in Libraries

Kelly Czarnecki summarizes the teen areas of five different libraries for School Library Journal.

And huzzah! Libraries with teen sections for gaming lead to teens using other, more traditional library services.

Kaitlin Hoke, teen services coordinator at the East Library, a branch of the Pikes Peak Library District in Colorado, also finds that teens at her library take advantage of other library services as well as gaming. She says she’ll never forget the day that one of their notorious gamers asked a librarian to help him with a school assignment. This is exactly what librarians hope for—kids come to the teen center to play a game and then are comfortable enough to ask for homework help or check out a book.


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