Civic Spaces: Retooling Public Libraries to Attract and Engage Teens after School

March 1st, 2004 | RESEARCH

Public libraries are uniquely poised to provide meaningful opportunities for teens to learn and grow outside of school—if they listen to what teens want and need. This article presents finding from the Boston Public Library's implementation of new teen spaces and programs.


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Team Members

Lisa Moellman, Author, Harvard University
Jodi Tillinger, Author, Harvard University


Publication: Afterschool Matters
Volume: 3
Page(s): 30

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Audience: Educators | Teachers | Museum | ISE Professionals | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: Education and learning science | Technology
Resource Type: Peer-reviewed article | Research Products
Environment Type: Library Programs | Public Programs