Richland Library is redefining the traditional role of library services in the Midlands by offering a fresh, new space for teens. Complete with a creative space, recording booth, gaming station and more, the library’s Teen Center is a contemporary, high-tech space located within the main library that allows teens ages 12 - 18 to do what the experts call "Hanging Out, Messing Around and Geeking Out" or HoMaGo.
Customers of all ages are welcome to browse the collection, search for books, and receive assistance from Teen Center staff. However, seating and technology are reserved for 12-18 year olds. Read our Teen Center gaming information here.
Our Teen Center offers exciting new technology:
- 3D printers
- Microsoft Surface Windows 8 Laptops
- iPad 2s
- Microsoft Pixel Sense Touch Table
- Apps for Pixel Sense (interactive learning and gaming options like Space/Tic-tac-toe/Bing)
- HP all-in-one desktop computers
- Xbox 360 / Nintendo Wii / PlayStation2
- 60-inch Flat Screen Monitor
- WhisperSync Vocal Recording Booth
- ReadyAnimator Stations
Come play out loud at the Teen Center! We offer Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and Wii U games. Stop by during the following times to get in on the action:
Monday 4:00-7:00 PM
Tuesday 4:00-7:00 PM
Wednesday 4:00-7:00 PM
Thursday 4:00-7:00 PM
Friday 2:30-5:30 PM
Saturday 2:30-5:30 PM
Sunday 2:30-5:30 PM
The Teen Center also includes regular programming such as the Teen Advisory Board (TAB); Teen Otaku Association (TOA), a club that comes together to watch and enjoy anime and manga; the Write Idea - Teen Writing Group, where teen writers come together to share their work and create new writing; author events; and community-partner driven programs with IT-oLogy, The Nickelodeon and Trustus Theatre. Teens can also enjoy free printing, explore volunteer opportunities, take part in a mentoring program, or explore a soon-to-be-unveiled technology loyalty loan program.
The recording booth in the Richland Library Main Teen Center is available to teens ages 12-18 any time the Creative Lab is open. Hours are:
Monday 2:00-8:30 PM
Tuesday 2:00-8:30 PM
Wednesday 2:00-8:30 PM
Thursday 2:00-8:30 PM
Friday 2:00-5:30 PM
Saturday 9:00-5:30 PM
Sunday 2:00-5:30 PM
To access the recording booth, please see a Teen Center staff member.
Want to see more?
You can download five free songs a week from the library, and you never have to return them! Click here to access Freegal, the library's online music database.
Download free videos to your Windows based PC and transfer to compatible portable devices. Click here to sign into Overdrive, the library's online media database.
Download books to your Nook, Kindle, iPad, and more! Click here to sign into Overdrive to choose from over 10,000 titles.