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Koza Family Teen Center

The Teen Center is a space just for teens grades 7-12 (ages 12-18) to hangout on the second floor of the Library. It’s open whenever the Library is open.

Come during Tech Times to play video games on the big screen and check out laptops.

Request the Teen Librarian

Would you like the Teen Librarian to visit your school to talk about services and resources? Or would you like a group tour of the Teen Center? Contact Victoria the Teen Librarian at victoria-fernandez@icpl.org to schedule.

Event Series

Check out these event series with upcoming events.

2022 Teen Art Contest Winners


1st place

2nd place

Honorable mention


1st place

2nd place

Honorable mention

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Weekly Drop-ins

Every week from 4-6pm, drop by the Teen Center for these hangout times:

  • Mondays - Art Drop-In
  • Tuesdays - Teen Catalyst Hangout
  • Wednesdays - Whatever Wednesdays
  • Thursdays - Writing Hangout

Open Gaming

  • Mondays-Thursdays 6-8:30pm
  • Fridays 5-7:30pm
  • Saturdays (tournament) 1-6pm

Writing Lab

  • Mondays-Wednesdays 4-5pm
  • Thursdays 4-6pm

Teen News

by Elsworth May 9, 2022

Thank you to everyone who has elected to share their volunteer time...

by Elsworth April 21, 2022

Are you a strong advocate for the Iowa City Public Library?  Would...

by Victoria March 11, 2022

Almost 80 years ago Anne Frank, only 13 years old at the time penned...