Update! — Click here to read about H.Y.P.E. in the School Library Journal
The ribbon cutting for the Detroit Public Library’s new teen center was Thursday, May 15th, with grand opening events occurring all week from May 12-17. The Woodward entrance of DPL Main was draped with a red carpet and valet parking was provided to attendees. The center is named h.y.p.e. (helping young people excel) Teen Center.
The newest center at the Main Branch “combines digital technology with interaction, resulting in innovation and engagement that allows our teens to develop and become hyped for success.” The Redford branch on Grand River is home to another h.y.p.e. Teen Center.
Services offered at the teen center include leadership programs, video conferences, career workshops, homework help, tutoring, technology, mentoring, an Entrepreneurs program, a Debaters program, summer camp, creative arts, and more.
For more information, visit www.dplhype.org.