Meeting heroes: Teens come face-to-face with influential authors at the Tucson Festival of Books

The authors are impressive. Among them, they’ve won multiple Newbery Medals, sold millions and millions of books, garnered dozens of awards and countless reviews, and earned their place on bookshelves worldwide. To name just a handful: Matt de la Peña, Cornelia Funke, Isabel Quintero, R.L. Stine, Meg Medina. For teens in Pima County, these (and…
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Finding inspiration: High-tech youth center offers tools to discover new hobbies

Christian didn’t know exactly what he’d find in the 101Space at Oro Valley Public Library, but on his first visit, he recalls thinking, “Whoa, this place is really cool.” Entering the high-tech youth center, he found a 3D printer, something that he had never seen before. He says, “It just looked like a big, fancy…
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Empowering teens: Young adults forging new paths as Summer Youth Workers

Update: applications to be a Summer Youth Worker are currently open, through March 9, 2018! Information and application here. The events calendar at Joel D. Valdez Main Library’s 101Space is jam-packed. On a monthly basis, teens can choose from dozens of events from Code Club to writing workshops. During the summer months, as teens flock…
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