About Teens

The Ground Floor and Ellettsville Teen Space are open!



Monday–Friday: 3 PM–close
Saturday–Sunday: Noon–6 PM


Teen Services Online

Join us on Discord for all your virtual teen space fun, Monday–Thursday from 3–9 PM! To join you must be between the ages of 13–19 and live in Monroe County. Fill out this form or talk to a teen librarian to participate!



The Ground Floor (at the Main Library) and Ellettsville Teen Space are great places for teens ages 12–19 to make, create, and hang out! These spaces facilitate teen leadership, creativity, collaborative work, quiet study, and recreation. They include DIY design studios, books, music, board games, video games, cozy spots, virtual reality, and more!

While the books in the teen spaces have been selected for teens ages 12–19, the titles span a broad range of reading and maturity levels. We encourage adult caregivers to take an active role in helping individual teens choose books that are the best fit for them and their families. Teens that have fees can participate in programs to reduce or eliminate those fees.

Both spaces follow our behavioral rules and photography policy for the safety and comfort of all users.

Beginning in August 2021, the second Sunday from noon–6 of each month will be open to all ages in The Ground Floor at the Main Library. The fourth Saturday from Noon–6 of each month will be open to all ages at the Ellettsville Teen Space.



In order to promote a community of mentorship and to build relationships among teens in Monroe County and the wider population, we offer many volunteer opportunities. Those with an interest in working with teens to facilitate digital creativity, technological exploration, artistic creation, or recreation are encouraged to fill out a volunteer application. Teens are also encouraged to volunteer within these spaces to mentor other teens, share knowledge, and enhance the experience of all users.

The Ground Floor (at the Main Library)

The Ground Floor

303 E. Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, Indiana 47408


Ellettsville Teen Space

Ellettsville Teen Space

600 W. Temperance Street
Ellettsville, Indiana 47429