The Cerritos Library Teen Studio provides study areas, computers and additional technological equipment for the exclusive use by students in grades 7 through 12. (The only exception is for caregivers or aids who accompany teens who are in need of assistance.) The Teen Studio is a 2,500-square-foot multi-purpose space where teens can participate in activities that encourage their educational, creative and personal development. The Teen Studio is open seven days a week for drop-in use by teens.
The Teen Studio offers teenagers access to state-of-the-art technology, group and individual study areas and the Cerritos Library’s young adult collection. The collection consists of some 7,000 items, including classic and popular fiction, study guides and graphic novels. A Cerritos Library staff member is available in the room at all times to assist the teen patrons.
The Teen Studio offers 18 Apple computers, a 40-inch computer surface table, three 65-inch interactive wall-mounted smart displays, two 32-inch e-posters and a multi-function printing device. The 18 computers offer leading-edge software and provide Internet access. For Cerritos Library cardholders, Internet connectivity is also available for personal laptop and notebook connections through data ports offered at tables throughout the Teen Studio. Wi-Fi access is also available in the Teen Studio for Cerritos Library and Wi-Fi service cardholders.
The Teen Studio provides seating for up to 66 people. The Teen Studio has a sophisticated California garden studio theme. This theme was developed for the space as it features extensive north and east facing windows. The studio concept is also an extension of the theming found in the Library’s arts and crafts and art deco areas, which celebrate innovative art and architectural styles developed in California. California is also known for its influential high tech industry and design, music and film studios; places where people work individually or in collaboration on creative projects.