We at Medicine Hat Public Library worked hard in 2023 to create a home-away-from-home for teens at the library. That goal was officially met in September with the grand opening of The Honeycomb House, a space dedicated to teens ages 13-19 that offers video games, computers, study space, a cozy reading nook and snacks.
One of the keys to The Honeycomb House before and
after its grand opening has been Ev Robertson. Ev has been a friendly face for
teens at MHPL for a while now and earlier this month was hired as MHPL’s
first-ever Youth Advocate.
Watch below to meet Ev, learn more about their role, who The Honeycomb
House is for (spoiler alert: it’s for ALL teens) and the vision for what The Honeycomb
House will become.
The Honeycomb House is open for drop-in Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
from 3:30-7:30 p.m. and Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 1-4:30 p.m. unless
otherwise booked for a library program. The Honeycomb House is closed on Mondays.
There are special Study Lock-In hours for exams next week: Tuesday,
Wednesday, Thursday from 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Friday, Saturday from 10 a.m.-4:30
p.m.; Sunday from 1-4:30 p.m.
To learn more about library programs for teens visit https://mhpl.shortgrass.ca/services/teens
Follow us on social media: @mhpubliclibrary and