A library the “gets” teens
Mark your calendars for December 14, 2013 for the grand opening of The Edge, a groundbreaking, high-tech library just for teens at the White Plains Public Library. The Edge is the most innovative library just for teens in New York State, the first library created specifically for today’s digital youth. The first of a three-phase project to update the library based on a multi-year master plan funded by the city and the White Plains Library Foundation with a project cost of $1,616,000, the project spans 3,000 square feet. The Edge occupies 1,000 square feet, and is divided into three areas: The Living Room—a space for socializing and gaming; The Mixing Area—a place for research and homework; and The Digital Media Lab—a flexible space for workshops and classes. The goal for The Edge is to replicate the success the library has had with The Trove children’s library. Serving children from birth through 5th grade and their families, the Trove is a highly popular destination—this year it welcomed 40,000 visitors, circulated 200,000 items and held nearly 700 programs attended by over 16,000 people.
Mayor Thomas M. Roach will kick-off the celebrations followed by Keynote Speaker Alex London. Guests will receive a complimentary
copy of Alex’s latest book, Proxy, a futuristic thriller for teens. Refreshments will be served.