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Scranton Area Community Foundation Awards $10,000 Grant to Scranton Public Library to help create Teen Learning Lounge

Scranton Area Community Foundation Awards $10,000 Grant to Scranton Public Library to help create Teen Learning Lounge

Scranton, PA – The Scranton Public Library celebrates the creation of the Teen Learning Lounge, a new space for teens, with a grand opening on Monday, December 5, 2022, from 6-7:30 p.m. This project was made possible by a Community Needs Grant from the Scranton Area Community Foundation.

The Teen Learning Lounge is a community space with computers, video game consoles, and board games for teens to use for study, entertainment, and time with friends. The space is located in the Technology Lab in the basement of the Lackawanna County Children’s Library at 520 Vine Street, Scranton, PA. The room is open to the public for reservations, in addition to its use for library programs.

The Scranton Public Library will offer free programs for teens ages 12-18 on a weekly basis in the new space, including game nights, craft classes, anime club meetings, and more. The new furniture and games in the renovated space will allow the library to expand its programming and to offer teens access to the room as a study or recreation space with a reservation during library hours.

The Grand Opening on December 5th is open to teens ages 12-18 and their families who wish to come visit the new space. Teens can play games on the library’s Nintendo Switch console or its new Oculus Meta Quest 2, a virtual reality console, or choose from a selection of board games.

For more information, people can contact Briana Cimino at (570) 348-3000 ext. 3000 or bcimino@albright.org.

For media inquiries, please contact Scott Thomas at sthomas@albright.org.

 

About the Organization:

The Scranton Public Library enhances our community by fostering and supporting individual aspirations toward life-long learning, entertainment, and self-fulfillment for all. This is accomplished through free access, wherever it is needed, to a broad collection of resources in currently-used formats, courteous and

knowledgeable staff, and activities designed to satisfy the informational, educational, recreational, and personal needs of everyone in our ever-changing and diverse environment.

 

About the Scranton Area Community Foundation:

The Scranton Area Community Foundation has been working to enhance the quality of life for people across the Northeastern Pennsylvania region since 1954, serving the community as a steward, a grantmaker, a charitable resource, and a catalyst for change and growth. The Foundation leads various initiatives including Women in Philanthropy, the Center for Community Leadership and Nonprofit Excellence, NEPA Moves, NEPA Thrives, and the NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative. Additionally, the Foundation hosts and facilitates #NEPAGives and the NEPA Learning Conference. The Scranton Area Community Foundation is a public 501c3 community foundation with assets of more than $57 million and more than 275 charitable funds. The Scranton Area Community Foundation serves as the administrator to the Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation and the Robert H. Spitz Foundation. Through its foundation management services offered to other private and public foundations, the Scranton Area Community Foundation additionally manages assets of more than $37 million. More information about the Scranton Area Community Foundation can be found at www.safdn.org.

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