About the Teen Room
The Teen Room is a safe, supportive space for teens to learn, socialize, and be themselves.
Our sunny, new Teen Room on the Main Floor opened in August 2017! Now there is a teen space available during all library hours. The new teen room has computers, study tables, and comfy chairs just for teens. It’s the perfect place to hang out, do your homework, or curl up with a book!
Check our calendar for special teen events!
Teen Room Rules
- Respect yourself and others.
- Respect library property and the property of others.
- No food allowed — closed drinks are okay.
- Use appropriate language and speaking volume.
- Use headphones for audio.
The Teen Room is just for adolescents in grades 6-12. Adults and children are welcome to look for materials, but must sit, read, and use computers in other areas of the library, even during school hours.
Teen Room History
Thanks to a donation from DCU, we were able to make our first Teen Room in 2014!
Over 100 teens from Marlborough participated in a survey to see what they’d like in their hang out area. Then during April vacation, a group of teens met and created four designs for the Teen Room. A second survey was sent to all teens and the winning design served as inspiration for the new Teen Room.
On Saturday, May 17, 2014, 25 teens volunteered their time at the library to paint the Teen Room. Eric N., a local teen patron, coordinated and led this initiative for his Eagles Scout Service Project. He recruited many volunteers from Boy Scout Troop 51 and the youth of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and oversaw the teens who served on the Design Team with the painting. Many thanks also go out to the church crew adviser, Mr. Evans. The colors, chosen by the winning designers, immediately brightened the space!