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.
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
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