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Library: Teen Zone


11/01/2004 - Teen Zone opening soon...

Your Natrona County Public Library has been a contruction zone for months as a new parking lot was completed. Now the construction crews have moved inside and gone to work on NCPL's newest addition to Young Adult services, the Teen Zone.

Planning and designing of the Teen Zone began over two years ago, when a group of teenagers met with architects from GSG Architecture to plan the perfect space. The teens creative and innovative suggestions are now becoming reality, as the former Wyoming Room takes on the look and feel of a contemporary coffee house, complete with restaurant style bar tables and chairs.

In addition to NCPL's collection of young adult fiction, nonfiction, and graphic novels, teens will enjoy having vending machines just a step away, as well as a DVD/video lounge for hanging out with friends and checking out new releases. Construction is expected to be complete in December and the Teen Zone will celebrate it's opening in grand style with an event scheduled for January 2005.

And what will happen to the old YA space? It will be converted into a state-of-the-art Tech Center, furnished with fifteen computers for word processing and Internet access. The center will also provide space for introductory classes on using the Internet, email and word processing.

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