Mayor Eric Adams joined New York City library presidents and Bronx community members at the grand opening celebration for Mott Haven Library’s new Teen Center on Wednesday, September 27. The new teen center is the result of a $15 million investment in the City’s public libraries made by Mayor Adams one year ago and is the latest of 30 dedicated teen locations that will open this year across the five boroughs thanks to city funding provided by Mayor Adams, as well as private donors.
Teens who came to the grand opening party took part in activities including mural painting, button making, and more using the facilities offered in the new, state-of-the-art-space. Mayor Adams received a tour of the Teen Center—which features a new recording studio, 3-D printer, art and design supplies, computers, and more—from Mott Haven branch staff and Bronx teens. He also received a special-edition NYPL “hip-hop” library card, and a hand-drawn portrait of his likeness created by Teen Ambassador Nana Adwoa Agyemang.
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