Novi Library Opens Teen Space

Students in grades 7-12 now have their own space to gather in the Novi Public Library after school.

Starting in October, the Novi Public Library responded to teens' requests for a space of their own by opening up its Whole Meeting Room for teens to hang out, do homework, visit with friends, and unwind from their school day. The Teen Space is available most Mondays through Thursdays from 2-5 p.m. for those in grades 7-12.

The Teen Space is a partnership between the library; Novi Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services; Novi Youth Assistance; and the Novi Community School District. Each of these organizations provides a monitor in the teen space one day per week.

“The Teen Space is intended to be an opportunity for teens to be welcome in the library and use it in different ways, without disturbing other patrons,” said  Director Julie Farkas. “We love our teens and want them to enjoy the library’s many resources and services in a manner that’s fun and personalized.”

The library is also home to Teen Stop, which offers video gaming stations and games, as well as young adult collections of books, magazines, and graphic novels. The library also provides teens and patrons of all ages with group study rooms, computer stations, a full service café, online research tools for school and entertainment, and free downloadable books and music.

The Novi Public Library is located at 45255 W. 10 Mile Road in Novi. For more information on the new teen space, visit www.novilibrary.org.

—The above information was provided in a press release.

Chris October 24, 2012 at 01:29 PM
Can we close the huge video game room? Everytime I checked the video game room, it is either empty or occupied by noisy kids. I think we can use this space more effectively. One more. Why are there so many loitering young adults (or maybe highschoolers) with their pants barely hanging on their butts? It doesn't look like a library at all. Please ban the butt-hanging pants at least at the library.


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