Teens, come explore, create, collaborate, check out books, develop new skills and lead with us!
What We Do
YOUmedia is a library and studio space at Chicago Public Library designed specifically for teens. You can hang out, mess around and geek out on projects to create your own music, video, 2D and 3D design, photos and podcasts with help from skilled mentors.
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.
- Harold Washington Library Center
- Albany Park Branch
- Back of the Yards Branch
- Chinatown Branch
- Hall Branch
- Legler Branch
- Sulzer Regional Library
- Woodson Regional Library (closed for construction until late 2017)
Grades 6 - 8
Learn more about YOUmedia's history, philosophy, partnerships and tours.
ChiTeen Lit Fest
ChiTeen Lit Fest is a safe and creative space for you to unlock and discover your unique voice through the literary arts as we bring together young people from Chicago to celebrate their talents and express themselves through exceptional and honest art. Keep an eye out for opportunities to plan the fest, participate in advanced workshops and attend special guest performances and events before the next fest in April 2017.
(PRO)jectUs is an initiative for young adults between 13 and 23 designed to build skills in fashion design, music production and new media journalism, including an actionable portfolio and industry-centered special opportunities.
With our service learning internships for Chicago Public Schools high school students, you can work on program awareness campaigns, archiving and digital instruction projects that serve your fellow teens, your library and your community. For more information, email Jennifer Steele, email@example.com.