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Teens Find Community in the Underground

We visited the Teen Underground to see exactly what was happening. Here’s what we saw. The scene is set: teen boys, aged 13-15, sit anxiously in front of computers. They’re playing Minecraft in the Lower Level of the Library where two librarians—Donna Block and Rachel Colias—have worked together to energize Teen Underground, a space where […]

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In the Teen Underground: A Poem

In the Teen Underground It’s a sight that’ll astound, As you look around, A place that is quite rare, With its own flair, And is filled with care, Where many activities will be found, There’s plenty to go around, Already renowned, No better place elsewhere, You can play solitaire, Or read a book about Voltaire, […]

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It’s A Virtual Pizza Party!

We host a lot of pizza parties in the Teen Underground. While we can’t get together for pizza right now, there’s nothing stopping us from making it at home and sharing the results online. Here’s the pizza dough recipe that I’ve used for years. The ingredients and equipment it requires are basic kitchen staples that […]

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