by Portia Latalladi
Near the State Street entrance of the Harold Washington Library Center, you’ll find a special space where high school teens can express themselves in unique ways, utilizing the latest technology and gadgets. This successful hub of inspiration and innovation has garnered national attention and serves as a model to the wave of teen tech spaces that have begun to emerge everywhere. This space is the Chicago Public Library’s groundbreaking YouMedia center, and a visit there should be an item on everyone’s 2013 ALA Annual “bucket list.”
The dedicated staff and mentors of YouMedia lead teens in a range of workshops, from digital music production and digital video production to graphic design and podcasting, to give them the skills and resources to produce fabulous works of self-expression and creativity.
On Sunday, June 30th from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., a member of YouMedia’s staff will conduct an overview and tour of the space; registration will be limited to the first twenty-five people who register.