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Teen Library Services
For the purposes of teen programming and services, BFPL defines teens as anyone between 11 and 19 years.
Understanding Teen Patrons
The teenage years are a time of great change. Teens are trying on a variety of roles and determining their identity, they are peer oriented, becoming more independent, and developing a stronger sense of right and wrong. Hormones cause a variety of changes. In addition, research indicates that teenagers use a different part of their brains; they literally think differently than adults do.
Teen Space – Cultivating a space in the library that teens can activate and own sends teens a strong signal they are valued and welcome. YA books are shelved here as well as a large collection of board games.