The teen room exists to meet the educational, social, and recreational needs of Clinton teens. The Henry Carter Hull Library Teen Space is an informal and comfortable area that houses a collection of Young Adult materials aimed to meet the needs of teens in grade 6-12. The collection includes Young Adult literature in in many genres, a PlayStation 4 Gaming System with teen rated games, 4 computer stations including an iMac, numerous popular teen magazines, study areas, and café-style tables for conversation. Teen themed programs are offered numerous times each month.

  1. The most important rule in the team room is to respect each other, teen space technology and resources, library staff, and other patrons.
  2. Teens in grade 6-12 are allowed in the teen space. According to Connecticut State Law, children under the age of 12 may not be left unsupervised in a place of public accommodation. Exceptions may be made during library programs when the presence of an adult is not required, but the person responsible for the child’s supervision must remain in the library building if the child is under 12 years old.
  3. You should only view content that that is appropriate for a general audience. If any content is deemed inappropriate, you will be asked to browse away from the page.
  4. Use of appropriate language and behavior for a public space is expected. Essential behaviors include no public displays of affection, proper use of technology and furniture, and cleaning up after oneself.
  5. This is a “teen-only” space. Adults are allowed in the teen space if accompanied by a teen or when browsing materials for a period of time not to exceed 20 minutes. Adult tutors are allowed in the teen space if currently working with teen students.
  6. The HCH Teen Advisory Board, staff, and Board of Directors has the authority to review and modify the Teen Space Guidelines and welcome suggestions. The Teen Advisory Board meets monthly in the library and would love to hear from you.