Tween Space

The Tween Space at the Main Library is a place where tweens (kids 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 for you to showcase your creations, post artwork, share bookmarks, and post book reviews.


tweens crafting in the Tween Space

Tween Space Exclusive Hours

To help foster independence, creativity, and peer-to-peer social interaction, the Tween Space offers exclusive tween hours. During these times, only tweens are allowed to be in the Tween Space.

  • Monday–Thursday: 3–9 PM
  • Friday: 3–6 PM
  • Weekends: All Day

Beginning the week of August 9, Tween Space hours will change to the following:

  • Monday–Thursday: 3–9 PM
  • Friday: 1–6 PM
  • Weekends and School Break Days: All Day


Ellettsville Branch

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 Main Library, the Ellettsville children's room also offers a space for tweens can display their creations.