Youth Center Created for Teens, by Teens to open at Oro Valley Library

young-people-101space(TUCSON, Ariz.) – The 101Space, Pima County Public Library’s youth center, has expanded to the Northwest side of Tucson. Join us as we celebrate its grand opening from 3-5 p.m., Jan. 24 at the Oro Valley Library, 1305 W. Naranja Dr.

The celebration will include food, activities, and demonstrations of new technology available for use in the 101Space. Visitors can also geek out with the green screen, play with cool tech toys like 3D printers and the HP Sprout, and learn about all the new programs created for teens by teens coming to the space this year.

The 101Space at Oro Valley Library intends to offer local youth, ages 13-18, a safe space to discover creativity, connect with mentors, and engage in life-long learning. Designed in partnership with the Oro Valley Library Teen Advisory Board with support from the Oro Valley Friends of the Library, the space focuses on connected and personal-driven learning, highlighting topics that reflect the ever-changing landscape of the digital age and the interests of area youth.

The 101Space will be open the same hours as the Oro Valley Library, and will also offer classes throughout the month. It will provide seating areas designed for interacting with peers and adult mentors in a comfortable environment.

Based on the cutting-edge ideas behind HOMAGO (Hanging Out, Messing Around, Geeking Out), the 101Space will allow teens the opportunity to explore their passions through hands-on experience and reflection.

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