San Antonio Public Library Opens 6,000 Sq. Ft. Teen Library Inside Central Branch
From La Prensa:
It’s called Teen Library at Central and it offers 13 – 18 year old students an opportunity to engage in out-of-school learning experiences with the latest technology.
Ramiro Salazar, San Antonio Public Library (SAPL) director, said he hopes teens will use the space to collaborate, develop ideas together and build a community. More importantly though, he hopes it will become a place they can call their own.
“If you want to begin learning how to play a guitar, we can help, if you’re into sound mixing and video editing, we’ve got equipment that you can use,” teen services coordinator Jennifer Velasquez said.
Salazar pointed out that Velasquez is one of the strongest supporters and advocates for the teen services program.
“Form the very beginning when I arrived here, she’s been the squeaky wheel saying we really need to design and develop a space for teenagers, a place that they can call their own,” Salazar said.
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