Middle School Innovation Labs

Tahmin Zahid’s heart was broken from seeing her LGBT friends and peers being harassed and bullied every day, and she channeled that into a blog through NYPL’s Innovation Labs.

Interested in photography, blogging, engineering, or programming? Ever wanted to design a robot? Want to use technology to tell your story?

Middle School Innovation Labs is the place for you!

About Innovation Labs

In Middle School Innovation Labs, the New York Public Library’s FREE after-school program for students in grades 6–8, you can learn new skills, create artwork, get homework help, and solve problems using technology.

In Innovation Labs, you will learn how to: blog, use state-of-the-art cameras, create digital music, record and edit a podcast, create awesome videos, make communities in Minecraft, build and program your very own robot, and so much more!

Sign Me Up

As a middle school innovator, you will attend the program for three hours after school, two to four times per week.

Reach out to our team of Education Coordinators with your name, school, and grade, and we will put you in contact with a coordinator at the closest branch.


George Bruce Library - 518 West 125th Street, New York, NY, 10027
John Fleming, johnfleming@nypl.org,347-891-1697


West Farms Library - 2085 Honeywell Ave, Bronx, NY, 10460
Vicky Williams vickywilliams@nypl.org, (718) 367-5376
Westchester Square Library - 2521 Glebe Avenue, Bronx, NY, 10461
Liz Billy, elizabethbilly@nypl.org, 347-697-9969