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Wednesday September 7th, 2011

Posted at 11:15am

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Starting Monday, area teens looking for a ‘cool’ place to spend time after school this fall will want to consider Windsor Public Library.

The Central, Riverside and Budimir branches of the WPL will each be launching a Teen Zone, an area dedicated to teens, providing a causal, relaxing and safe environment for them to socialize and interact with their peers.

Each Teen Zone will be stocked with netbooks with internet access to download music and other information, video game consoles with popular video game titles, and board games.  They will also have home work help available and educational, entertaining and informative sessions to assist them in making career decisions and encourage continued education.

“The initiative will attract teens to the library and provide a safe venue for them to develop their social interaction skills and at the same time have fun in an educational environment,” says WPL Board Chair Al Maghnieh.

The Teen Zones will all operate from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm, Tuesday through Thursday.  Windsor Public Library staff will be available to help and provide support when required.  Snacks and light refreshments will be available at all locations as well.  There is no charge to attend, but participants will be expected to have a Library Card.

“Not only will the Teen Zones have the latest in computers and gaming technology, but staff will be able to  highlight all of the books we have geared toward teens and their everyday life,” says Manager of Children’s and Youth Services, Bonita Seecharan.   “We will make sure there are interesting reads for all tastes.”

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