Nestled in the front doors of Burbank’s Main Library at 110 N. Glenoaks Blvd. there is a new Teen Section, called the ‘Teen Space’ where there are new chairs, comfortable seating, and computers that are for teens use only. The new section was put together courtesy of a LSTA grant from The California State Library. Burbank’s youth librarian Melissa Elliott who office sits right behind the section, she can monitor the area, answers questions and be of general help to teens.
The section contains books that the library had in a set of shelves that were only 10-15 feet long and now stocked with plenty more. The closed off section has quotes on the wall that are so fitting for youth and the library.
The teens that came into the library prior felt uncomfortable using computers next to some adult patrons, now they have 4 of their own dedicated computers, with time restrictions.
Burbank’s main library hours are 9:30am to 9:00pm. Friday: 9:30am to 6:00pm. Saturday: 10:00am.and closed on Sundays. The Teen Scene Section is open whenever the Library is open.
Attending the opening were Burbank’s Mayor Jess Talamantes, Burbank Librarian Sharon Cohen, and Cindy Mediavilla from the California State Library and others guests from Burbank High School, along with Deputy City Manager Joy Forbes.