Connected Youth

Program description

Each of these centers hosts a minimum of eight computer workstations. Youth ages 10 through 17 (i.e., up until 18th birthday) have opportunities to use computers for schoolwork, personal interests, email and chatting, research, and leisure.
Each center is staffed with a Teen Services Librarian who is there to assist users with their technological and informational needs. Computers are just part of Teen Services at the Austin Public Library. Teens are encouraged to read and discover library resources, get to know library staff, and find a place for themselves with in the library. Programs, classes, and events encourage creativity, leadership, experimentation, confidence, teamwork, and pride.
Available at the Carver, Manchaca Road, Oak Springs (Willie Mae Kirk), Ruiz, St. John, Southeast Austin Community, Terrazas, University Hills, and Windsor Park Branches, as well as the Faulk Central Library.

Days, Evenings, Weekends, After school
Clientele served: 
Children (5-12), Youth (13-18)
Year round, School year, Summer, School breaks
Youth only
Required documents: 
Documents required
Languages served: 
English, Spanish
Child care available: 
No childcare available
Assistive technology: 
No assistive technology

Program categories

Provided by

Austin Public Library



Ruiz Branch Library

1600 Grove Blvd
Austin, TX 78741
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Free parking: 
Public transit: 
Within 1 block