The Tween Space at the Downtown Library is a place where tweens (children ages 7–12) can hang out, explore crafts and other activities, enjoy pop-up programs, work on homework, or play.
There are several tables and chairs in the space. Supplies are kept in a special Tween Space cart filled with free-to-use materials, like homework supplies, craft supplies, small games and puzzles, and building toys (Brain Flakes®, K'NEX, and LEGO®). The Tween Space also offers a display shelf and wall to showcase creations, post artwork, share bookmarks, and post book reviews.
Additional in-room activities can be found by the nonfiction shelves. They include board games, Cubelets robot blocks, Launchpad tablets, and pop-up books. Ask an MCPL staff member to help you find them!
Though the Ellettsville Branch doesn’t have a dedicated tween-only space, it does offer a children’s room separate from the Pre-K room and rest of the Library. This room has two cozy windowed reading nooks, a work table, and a rotating activity for tweens. It also houses the fiction, nonfiction, and graphic novel collection! Similar to the Tween Space at the Downtown Library, the Ellettsville children's room also offers a space for tweens to display their creations.