So what is a tween, exactly? Well, you’re an in-betweener! You’ve outgrown the Early Learning Center (ELC), and aren’t quite ready to graduate to the Teen area. We’ve got enough happening at the Library to ensure you’re taken care of. If you’re in Grades 3-6, then this is for you!
Tween Interactive Space
Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, LCLS has a unique space for 3rd through 6th graders on the second floor. The space, located under the bright orange WOW and YAY signs just west of the floor chess board, combines over-sized bean bag chairs, a Joke-of-the-Week wall, drawing space, and a board that promotes STEM concepts such as force, motion and other engineering concepts through movable magnetic tubes. The most recent addition to this space are the LED light boards, designed to teach simple programming skills using Arduino and Raspberry Pi technology.
We have a number of recurring events each month to keep you busy! From LEGO® robot workshops to Pokemon card games and more–you’ll want to check out our events calendar, or stop in and grab a youth calendar to keep up on the fun things to do.
Looking for a digital space that’s all your own? Like the Laramie County Library teen page for updates on programs, book discussions, and to interact with the Teen Advisory Board (TAB). We’ll keep you updated on what’s happening at the library, and you’ll have a chance to interact with our Teen Services Coordinator, Andrew Asquith, and Outreach Librarian, Melanie Hornbeck!
The Teen Lounge
We know it’s important for teens to have a space they call their own—that’s why we’ve got a lounge designed specifically for them. No parents allowed! Located in the far southern section of the 2nd floor, teens will be able to enjoy their own computers, two brightly colored study rooms, an outdoor terrace, and enough tall, soda-fountain style seating for all their friends. TAB maintains and updates the bulletin board with fun to-dos each month. The space is filled with natural lighting—and the windows are often decorated with post-it note art.
Teen Advisory Board
The Laramie County Library System’s Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is made up of students in grades 7-12. LCLS seeks the TAB’s input regarding ideas for programs, services, and materials specifically for teens. The TAB generally meets the second Friday of the month at the Laramie County Library in Cheyenne.
- Help select materials for the teen collection
- Promote teen activities to peers and schools
- Provide ideas to help create an inviting teen area
- Discuss new books
- Volunteer for library programs
Benefits of TAB Membership
- Your ideas count
- You get involved in your community
- You can improve your resume and college applications
- You get first crack at new books
We like to mix it up a bit for teens–there’s something new each month! From programs with 3D printers and video game design, to movies and NERF® war nights, you’ll want to keep an eye on our events calendar, or stop in and grab a youth calendar, so you’re up to date on all the latest events!