Lisa Abdelghani, Director of Youth Services
For assistance from Teen Zone library staff, call 217-477-5226.
Located on the first floor, the Teen Zone is open to teens, 12-18 years of age, and offers the following services:
- Internet-accessible computers
- A makerspace with technology, building, and craft equipment and supplies
- Reference assistance from library staff
- Programs on various topics – crafts, writing, job search, coding, books, activities in makerspace
- Gaming equipment available at specific times
- Teen Advisory Board (TAB) – meets quarterly; great way to pick up volunteer hours while sharing ideas on how to make the Teen Zone even better
The Teen Zone is open during regular library hours, but staff are present only during times teens most likely will be in the space:
- School Schedule: Monday through Thursday 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Friday 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., and Saturday 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
- Summer/School Closure/Holiday Schedule: Monday through Thursday 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday 1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
- Early Dismissal Schedule: Monday through Thursday 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Friday 2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.