Branch Spotlight – Whitehaven Library Offers Teen Haven!


When Shelby County Schools open their doors to students, the Whitehaven Library will have something special in store for their teen students. Beginning in August, the library will have a functional teen space open to ages 13 to 18 – Teen Haven. Armed with invention kits, Wi-Fi enabled laptops, iPads and tablets, a PlayStation 4, and other various fun activities, the Whitehaven Branch Library is ready to follow the same path  of Cloud901 at the Benjamin Hooks Library.  “The benefit of having this for our teens is so that they will have a way to creatively express themselves,” says Whitehaven Librarian Vishunda Rogers. “Another benefit will be a way to help teens connect. Teens will be able to make friends with others who have similar interest.”  From 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, Whitehaven will provide the facility, devices, and Cloud901 trained staff to make the space a reality.   With the creation of Teen Haven, Whitehaven hopes to help satisfy the STEAM goals set forth by the Libraries strategic plan.

Customers in the Whitehaven area should stop by the Whitehaven Branch Library. Originally staffed by a group of book-loving volunteers, Whitehaven Library first opened in 1953. Fast forward 60 years, and Whitehaven Library is still a staple in its community. Located at 4120 Millbranch Road,  Whitehaven Library customers can find helpful resources, along with fiction and non-fiction books, reference material, magazines, newspapers, audiobooks, and more. The Library also offers large print books, movies, and music!

With lots of space, Whitehaven Library has three study rooms, a meeting room, conference room, and storytime room, making it the ideal place to study or host meetings.  Located at 4120 Millbranch Rd., the branch is open Mondays – Thursdays, 10 am – 8 pm, and Fridays and Saturdays, 10 am – 6 pm.