The Honeycomb House is the "Bee's Knees"

Posted on 13 September 2023 by Stephanie Kuhn.

Grand Opening Raging Success

The Medicine Hat Public Library unveiled its latest addition to its plethora of resources on Saturday, September 9th: a dedicated teen space called The Honeycomb House. Approximately 850 community members attended the Grand Opening event including MLA Justin Wright and Mayor Linnsie Clark. From a free community BBQ (sponsored by South County Co-op, Contemporary Colors, Carpet One, and Davis GMC Buick) with live music, to video games on the library’s theatre screen, to family-friendly activities like LEGO building, to a very popular Youth Fair put on by various Youth Service Providers in YXH; all made for a very busy day at the Library!

What is The Honeycomb House?

Teens, ages 13-19, can call this new drop-in teen space their home-away-from-home within this new teen space where they will find video games, computers, study space, a cozy reading nook, and snacks! A library staff person will always be available to the teens visiting the space, including an on-call Child and Youth Care Counsellor. This space was designed for teens by teens. The members of our TIC TAC (Teens Initiating Change Together And Committed) volunteer group, played a huge role in designing the space to ensure it would appeal to their peers. From paint colours, to the furniture, to even the name of the space; these decisions were all made with direct input from YXH teens! 

So whether you need a snack on your way home from school, free internet access to finish that looming homework assignment, or just need to chill out from the stresses of growing up; The Honeycomb House is here for you!

The Honeycomb House is open for drop-in* Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 3:30 - 7:30 PM; Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays from 1:00 - 4:30 PM; closed Mondays.

*unless otherwise booked for a library program.

Learn more:

To learn more about library programs for teens at the library: https://mhpl.shortgrass.ca/services/teens

To learn more about our teen volunteer program: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeQH0O6VSC9iXNk4vcfO7Q5SM-oQLjBIhgQjkaDDavccDzIdw/viewform 

Follow us on social media: @mhpubliclibrary and @mhplteens 


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