One of the best features of the newly renovated Olney Library will be the young adult area where Olney teens can learn and collaborate in a space designed specifically for their needs. This is a significant improvement over the Olney Library prior to renovation, which did not have a separate room designated for teen use.
The new space includes a group study room for six persons which can be used by teens collaborating on school, community or other projects. The area also includes two tables and seating for teens near the floor-to-ceiling windows. Space for using laptops or hand-held devices will also be available. A self-charge machine is located at the entrance to the young adult area. Another new feature will be the availability of lockers so teens can securely store items when they are in the library.
All library materials designated for the young adult collection will be located in this area, with new sloped shelving to increase the visibility of the collection.