Did you know that our library has TWO Teen Centers that are open to ALL 7th through 12th grade students? Located at the East Branch Library and the Northeast Branch Library, they offer desktop computers, personal laptops, headphones, and other accessories for teens to check out anytime.
We provide a fun, safe social space for teens to chat, read, listen to music, work on school/ personal projects, surf the web, and engage in online competitive gaming. By the way gamers, we also offer a Playstation 3 & Wii at both locations!
Free teen programs happen all year around! Check out our calendar for a complete list.
How Do I Join?
The first time you visit, bring in your personal library card or school ID to sign up for a free membership. Next time you visit, just tell the staff your name to gain access to the area and equipment. Bring your library card or school ID number in order to log on to the computers.
The Lab – Gene and Jerry Jones Arlington Youth Foundation’s Youth Technology Center
The Gene and Jerry Jones Arlington Youth Foundation’s Youth Technology Center, known as “The Lab,” is located at East Arlington Branch and is the perfect place for “techy” teens with an interest in science, engineering, and robotics!
School Year Hours
|Monday-Thursday||4 to 8 p.m.|
|Friday||4 to 6 p.m.|
|Saturday||2 to 6 p.m.|
The Teen Zone, located at the Northeast Branch Library, is the perfect place for teens that are more on the “artsy” side and enjoy activities such as creative writing, painting, book clubs, and poetry slams. Edit your latest film from the comfort of a bean-bag chair or create a website with your friends with our laptops. We also have a double-screened Mac Creative Station, and a double-screened PC Creative station.
The GO Center, located within Teen Zone, offers trained staff to assist with questions related to college admission, sign-ups for SAT/ACT tests, scholarships, financial aid, financial literacy, and career exploration. Programs and classes can be found on our calendar.
School Year Hours
|Monday-Thursday||3 to 5:30 p.m.|
*During the summer, Teen Zone is only open for summer reading club programming. A complete list of programs can be found on MySRC.org
Computer Programs you can find at Teen Zone:
Adobe Acrobat 8 * Celtx Screenwriting Software (Mac) * Comic Life * Illustrator CS3 * Photoshop CS3 * Sketchup (PC Creative Station) * Wacom Tablet * After Effects CS3 * Digital Camcorder * Encore * DVD creator CS3 * Flash CS3 * iDVD and iMovie (Mac) * Premiere Pro Video Editor CS3 * Roxio My DVD (PC) * Soundbooth CS3 * Audacity *
Contribute HTML editor CS3 * Dreamweaver CS3 * Fireworks editor CS3 * Flash CS3 * Soundbooth CS3 *Garageband (Mac)