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Victoria Lucht looks at a magazine Thursday while sitting in Willmar Public Library's designated teen area. The "teen zone" features comfortable chairs, big windows and a bright carpet and acts as a colorful refuge for teens to enjoy some quite time. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Willmar Public Library inaugurates new designated space designed just for teens


WILLMAR -- Shhh! Teens only, please. Comfy armchairs, a colorful rug, tables by the window and shelves laden with young-adult books mark a new venture by the Willmar Public Library -- a space set aside just for teens.

By giving adolescents a place of their own, library officials hope to encourage this sometimes-overlooked age group to feel at home in the library and foster a long-lasting love of reading and libraries.

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Anne Polta

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