About Teens

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!

Both spaces follow the Library’s behavioral rules and photography policy for the safety and comfort of all users. The second Sunday from Noon–6 of each month is open to all ages in The Ground Floor at the Main Library. The fourth Saturday from Noon–6 of each month is open to all ages at the Ellettsville Teen Space.


Monday–Thursday: 3–9 PM
Friday: 3–6 PM
Saturday: Noon–6 PM
Sunday: All Day


In order to promote a community of mentorship and to build relationships among teens in Monroe County and the wider population, the Library offers 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

(812) 349-3050

Ellettsville Teen Space

Ellettsville Teen Space

600 W. Temperance Street
Ellettsville, Indiana 47429

(812) 876-1272