Thursday, 18 July 2013

Lounging around in youth space

A new Teen Lounge was recently opened at Solihull Central Library by the Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Joe Tildesley. 

The new lounge gives teenagers a chance to relax in their very own space and was the idea of St. Peters Catholic School Reading Group.  They secured £1,000 from Solihull Youth Opportunity Fund to help set it up.

Young people aged 11 plus can now relax with their peers and enjoy Manga Comics, graphic novels as well as a full range of fiction books.  There’s also a wealth of information on teenage issues.

The lounge is furnished in a relaxed style with bean bags and comfy seats.  Young people have the opportunity to write comments on a graffiti board and there are plans for an Ipad to be available in the near future.

Councillor Joe Tildesley said: “The lounge has some great resources and is an opportunity for young people to relax and enjoy their own space.  It will give them a sense of belonging and hopefully will encourage more young people to come and enjoy the library.  Well done to the pupils at St. Peters for setting it up.”

Solihull Central Library is on Homer Road in Solihull, B91 3RG and can be contacted on 0121 704 6965. 

More information can be found on Solihull libraries at:
www.solihull.gov.uk/libraries/default.htm 

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