Teen Voices: Featuring Hugo

Each month we spotlight a teen at CPL.

Hugo's been visiting Lozano YOUmedia since it opened and his participation has been nonstop. Hear what he likes to do while there.

Q: What’s your favorite program at the library? What do you like about it?

A: My favorite program is YOUmedia since I loved the experience when I first enrolled four years ago. I like that the program has technology for students to express their creative prowess. Students can experiment with art, music and video recording. I like how students can socialize with others working together to create something unbelievable. When I go to the program, I know that I will always have fun. I live in the same community where the program is and I get to meet great people who mentor my whole life to turn me into who I am today.

Q: What are your hobbies?

A: Reading books and playing with music in digital format or playing the guitar. I also like to experiment with art on the computer, build complex Lego sets, watch Star Wars and engage in meaningful conversations.

Q: What’s your favorite book, author and/or genre?

A: My favorite author is James Patterson and my favorite genre is science fiction. I love how in science fiction there are creative ways to build a universe. There are conflicts in every universe and the main characters have to survive and figure out what is happening to the world.

Q: How has the library been a part of your life? What do you like to do there?

A: The library has been part of my life since the program first opened. My sisters are lined up to join the program as soon as they age into it. When I was in elementary school, I used to attend YOUmedia almost every day. My new high school schedule has kept me busy and I only get to attend on Saturdays. I have always participated in workshops and earned top scores. I am now the leader in the teen committee and have the flexibility to design a program in ways that reflect my interests and the interests of my peers. The mentors are not just my teachers, but are my friends and family.

Thanks Hugo! We always look forward to seeing you at YOUmedia!