Library gives teens what they want

Anonymous Patron writes "I know what you'te thinking, an article entitled "Library gives teens what they want" must surely be all about pornography, beer and video games. No such luck here. The Palm Springs, California, Public Library is reaching out to teens in a not so unusual way - it's giving them a room of their own."It's just a room done by kids for kids," Anna Hammond said as she described the new teen center that will open at the library Wednesday afternoon.

Roberts was shocked to learn from surveys that many teens didn't feel welcome in the library, she said. Some avoided the children's room, where the young adult books were housed, while others shied away from the computer stations and the impatient glances from adults."

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What we want

"Library gives teens what they want" must surely be all about pornography, beer and video games.

Well I don't know about teens, but that list pretty well sums up the wants of a few of my fellow librarians.

I figure porn, beer, and video games do have a place in the library. It's called the staff lounge.

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