There have been exciting changes to young adult services at the Iowa City Public Library.
The young adult collection, which used to be on the first floor, is now on the second floor. To find it, go upstairs, turn right, go down a bit, and the collection will be on your right-hand side. If you need help finding anything, the staff at the reference desk is there to assist.
Now you might be asking yourself, “Why did they move the teen books upstairs?”
This fall, the second floor will open a new space for teens. We want to provide an engaging and enriching experience to Iowa City teens with an area dedicated to their needs that combines books, technology and room to socialize. We’ll also offer programs in the new space, and it will be open for use when teens are not in school.
Speaking of programming: We have a lot of great programs aimed at teens planned over the next few months.
First is our Anime & Manga Club, which will be meeting monthly. We’ll watch animé, talk about our favorite manga, draw and trade tips on cosplay. The first meeting will be from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on March 23. Teens in grades seventh through 12th are welcome to attend.
Guys Read, our guys-only book club, is ongoing. Our next meeting is from noon to 1 p.m. March 23 in Room E. Boys in fifth to eighth grade are welcome.
On March 23, there will be a movie night and showing of “Twilight Saga — Breaking Dawn: Parts 1 and 2.”
Spring break will be almost done, so why not get out of the house and watch some movies with us? We’ll be offering food and drinks.
“Breaking Dawn: Part 1” will start at 3 p.m. and Part 2 will start at 5 p.m. in Room A.
On April 5 we will host a Mission Creek concert with United Action for Youth, featuring local teen bands: Other Band, Conetrauma, and Bass/Drum. It’s going to be loud. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the music will start at 7 p.m.
If you have any questions about the programs or teen services, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (319) 887-6076.