Main Library · TeenSpot

Second Floor–North Building

Manager: Ted Rice

Hours of Service
Mon–Wed 9 a.m.–9 p.m.
Thu–Sat 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Sun 1 p.m.–5 p.m.

About the Department

In January 2008, the TeenSpot opened at the Main Library. Created as a result of the 2007 reorganization of the Main Library, this new department was designed to exclusively support the needs and interests of teenagers. From its new home on the second floor of the North Building, the TeenSpot offers a wide range of services for teen customers. It is a welcoming, inviting place for teens looking for a spot to work on homework, browse teen materials, and use an array of new technologies.

The Collection

The TeenSpot collection reflects the broad variety of available formats for material of interest to teenagers. It includes a large selection of fiction and nonfiction, biographies, books on CD, manga, graphic novels and anime DVDs.


Two dozen computers are available for teen customers to use in the TeenSpot. These computers feature a wide variety of technology and software applications, including:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7
  • Microsoft Office Word, Powerpoint, Access, and Publisher
  • Windows Media Player
  • Windows Movie Maker
  • Audacity Audio Editor

All computers also have multiple USB ports, media card readers, headphone slots and DVD/CD burners.


Teens, their parents, caregivers and teachers are assisted by the professionally trained staff in finding the reference, educational, and recreational material of interest to them. Staff members help teachers assemble classroom collections and do research on teen literature topics.


Interested in becoming a member of the Teen Advisory Board, a group of teens ages 12 – 18 that work with TeenSpot staff to plan programs and services? Contact the department by phone at (513-369-6900) or email.


The department also offers teens a great place to volunteer! Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the exciting new TeenSpot!