October 19, 2013
Sam Hannigan, left, and Devin Youngblood did the honors at Saturday’s ribbon cutting for the new “teen space” in the south end of the atrium at Hood River Library. The library’s “Teen Speak” committee worked with library staff to design the space and order furniture, materi-als and accoutrements such as lighting. Donors included Hood River Library Foundation. The creation of the teen space — to be given an official name later — comes as part of a num-ber of changes in the atrium and original Carnegie reading room. New portable shelves were created for both spaces, to give the library more flexibility for events. Magazine wall shelves were installed in the north end of the atrium, with current and back issues moved so they are next to the window seating area. Also on Saturday, Executive Director Buzzy Nielsen gave a tour and update about program and facility changes to about two dozen library supporters and Teen Speak members.