Recording studio, 3D printer in library's new teen center | Community Spirit
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Teens can do more than read books at the new Teen Center at Richland Library. The new center in the main branch on Assembly Street includes a recording studio, 3D printer, and animation computers.
"The space itself is more than just holding the collection, the media, all the things that the library is generally known for," said Director of Literacy and Learning Tony Tallent. "It's also a place for teens to create. It's a place for teens to come and to learn new skills, really, interest-based skills."
The library cut the ribbon on the new Teen Center Wednesday.
In addition to the new technology, teens can get mentoring, free printing and volunteer opportunities in the new space. Library officials say the Teen Center is its most innovative space and redefines the traditional role of library services in the Midlands.
"When the library can connect customers' personal interests and needs using fresh techniques, we're creating a sweet spot of meaningful learning and engagement that will make a life-long impression," said Executive Director Melanie Huggins.
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