Give us your moody, your tired, your bored masses – give us your teenagers! Did you know all four Chandler libraries offer programming specifically geared for your favorite 12-to-18-year-old?
The Downtown Library offers teens two hours of Super Mega Awesome Recreational Teentime (S.M.A.R.T.) each Wednesday from 4:00PM to 6:00PM. During this weekly program, teens can use computers, hang out and talk, or work on their homework. If computer gaming is more your teen’s thing, they can stop by any Monday from 3:00PM to 4:30PM for some Minecraft and an opportunity to try out the Oculus Rift.
Does your teen enjoy playing Minecraft but you live closer to Hamilton? No problem, they can play weekly at the Hamilton Library as well. Hamilton offers Minecraft once a week along with an afterschool hangout twice a week that features gaming and other teen approved activities.
Sunset Library’s Teen Scene is open each Wednesday from 2:00PM to 4:00PM. Teen Scene is a teen-only space for youth to play video games or just hang out and catch up with friends. Have a teen book lover in your life? Perfect! Sunset hosts their Teen Book Lovers club on the third Wednesday of each month. This hour long program starts at 4:30PM and offers teens the chance to discuss, review and promote books they’ve read.
Basha Library opens The Grizzly Cave Monday through Thursday from 2:15PM to 3:15PM for teens to decompress after a long school day and participate in fun activities like coloring, button making and water bottle flipping contests. Bear Central, a teens-only computer space, is open Monday through Friday from 2:15PM to 4:00PM.
All four libraries offer Teen Create-Space at least once a month. Teen Create-Space offers teens a chance to take part in a different S.T.E.A.M. related activity at each program.
So whether you have a bored one at home or a tired one waiting for a ride after school, be sure to check our calendar and send those teens on over!