The Albany Park YOUmedia is located in the Albany Park neighborhood. High school students, come explore, create, collaborate, check out books, develop new skills and lead with us!
- Monday: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Tuesday: 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Wednesday: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Thursday: 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Friday: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
What We Do
You can borrow laptops, play videogames and use other digital media while in YOUmedia.
YOUmedia equipment is available for free with your valid Chicago Public Library card. First-timers need to sign up. Returning students just need to sign in.
YOUmedia Staff Bios
Maggie is delighted to be working at the Albany Park Branch YOUmedia, especially since she grew up nearby! She’s very inspired by CPL’s expansion of YOUmedia and how the library is providing young people access to media creation tools and software. A former DJ for a local station, Maggie loves radio, music and audio production. She adores graphic design, photography and fashion design, and can offer help with various digital media software and with hands-on crafts like beading, sewing and knitting—in addition to help using the library, finding books and other materials, doing research and finding good books to read.
After spending a year as a rotating YOUmedia specialist at the middle school branches, and another year at HWLC, Daniel is thrilled to help staff the new YOUmedia at Albany Park. Throughout his life he has maintained a strong interest in community and technology and how they interact in bringing people together. He’s hosted radio shows, taught English in other countries, and had a Steam account back when its only function was to play Counterstrike. He runs the Input/Output music workshop, granting the title of "studio certified" to anyone interested in recording or producing. He also oversees F.L.O.W., the weekly open mic at HWLC created and hosted by teens. Music isn’t his sole interest, as he's very passionate about fostering the growing Trading Card Game community at the library - hosting tournaments and creating art and maker projects revolving around games. His favorite books often involve bored rich people, as he is usually neither.