Meet Ev Robertson, MHPL's First-Ever Youth Advocate

Posted on 17 January 2024 by Chris Brown.

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

Follow us on social media: @mhpubliclibrary and @mhplteens 

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