Teen Innovation Centers
Many Memphis Public Libraries have Teen Innovation Centers. These are creative spaces for teens to engage, collaborate and explore with each other through STEAM technology, literacy-based programming, and networking.
We have Teen Innovation Centers at these locations:
- Bartlett Library
- Cordova Library
- East Shelby Library
- Gaston Park Library
- Hollywood Library
- North Library
- Poplar-White Station Library
- South Library
- Whitehaven Library
This project is needed to:
- Expose teens to STEAM technology and opportunities.
- Provide teens with an option for improving technical skills and literacy skills
- Fulfill the technological, literacy, and creative needs in Memphis
- Help give teens a creative outlet
- Help give teens a voice regarding their own future.
- Decrease the poverty level in the city among the opportunity youth sub-group.
The project is also aligned with the goals of the City of Memphis to utilize the library as a means to offset poverty, and educational deficiencies, and reduce crime.
- Nintendo Switch
- Silhouette Cameo (crafting machine)
- Camcorder-video creation
- Professional camera
- Green Screen
- Paper trimmer-crafting projects
- Laminator Machine
- Mini Projector
- Art Supplies
Thanks to the Memphis Library Foundation for supporting this and other programs.