Public Library Encourages Teens To Hang Out [Pics]
Harlem library invites youth to interact without adult scrutiny.
Harlem’s Hamilton Grange branch is home to the New York Public Library’s first full-floor 4,400-square-foot space specially dedicated to teenagers.
The area is airy and open, and encourages kids to play video games, eat snacks, and hang out without having to worry about parents’ or elders’ eyes watching. The open space means the kids are free to interact, engage and explore with only two librarians on watch from one end of the room.