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San Marco Branch Library's New Teen Space
March 21, 2013
Council Member Lori Boyer was on hand to celebrate the opening of the new Teen Scene space at the San Marco Branch Library. As part of the library's priority of ensuring education success for youth, the Teen Scene will provide a safe, inviting place for teens to gather after school to do homework , use laptops, or just relax and enjoy reading. The teen space was made possible by a gift from the trust of the late Gilbert Clark, a longtime resident of Jacksonville.
Niched out of existing space in the library, the Teen Scene was created using transparent mesh panels. It will house four computer stations for laptops, modular seating and lounge chairs, an ottoman, a bar-height work table with comfortable stools and outlets to charge laptops. The color palette includes bright, geometric prints that appeal to teens and complement the library's interior.
The new Teen Scene Space was officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Shown (left to right): Marie Jones and Eric Evans, both from Perdue Office Interiors, Board of Library Trustees Member Ronnie King, Council Member Lori Boyer, Library Director Barbara Gubbin, and Board of Library Trustees Member Guy Anderson.
Council Member Boyer addressed the audience before the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Students utilizing the computer stations in the new Teen Scene space.
Students enjoying the lounge area.
Council Member Boyer speaking with Library Director Barbara Gubbin after the ribbon-cutting ceremony.