Teen Café @ Dana Neighborhood Library
The Dana Neighborhood Library is the proud recipient of a Pitch-an-Idea Mini Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to expand programs for the energetic, thriving, and diverse teen population in Long Beach.
This project restructures the Teen Café after school program and promotes activities that enhance social and educational skills through recreational activities.
Teen Café provides age appropriate video games and board games such as chess, checkers, and scrabble, as well as learning experiences with 3D printing and Eyewitness science casting and molding crafts, reflecting a variety of teen interests. The programs and workshops also enhance Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) skills and builds teamwork in a positive and nurturing environment for teen.
Teen Café programs include:
- Educational and recreational games
- Learning about resources in the LBPL Digital Library, including Brainfuse, Mango Languages, and how to download eBooks
- After school homework help
- Learning origami
- Essay contests
- Making greeting cards for family and friends
- Flying paper airplanes
- Volunteering to read to children at the library
- Learning how to use a manual camera
- Collaging out of old magazines
- Karaoke singing contests
- Escape room scavenger hunts
- Handmade jewelry workshops
- Learning how to hula-hoop
- Desserts raffle
- Grinchmas holiday party
- and more!
The Teen Café after school program at the Dana Neighborhood Library is held on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:00 - 5:00 PM. All teens are welcome!
Long Beach Public Library has all sorts of stuff just for teens, including books, media, and programs! Ask your librarians to show you our special sections for:
- Teen Fiction (hardcover and paperback)—mystery, adventure, romance, horror, & sci-fi
- Manga series and Graphic Novels
- Young Adult Paperback Classics (most frequently read classics of literature for school assignments, in lightweight paperback form)
- Teen Magazines
- Nonfiction for teens marked with a "TEEN" sticker for young adults
- CDs, DVDs, and Books on CD
- Teen eBooks and eAudiobooks through Overdrive
- Streaming Music through Freegal
- Streaming Movies through Kanopy
Visit the Dana Neighborhood Library
3680 Atlantic Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90807
Tue 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wed 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thu 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Fri 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Each month LBPL's website will feature a different neighborhood library and the unique history, programs, and services the branch provides to the surrounding community. Stay tuned for more exciting features!