Cloud901; a free/safe space for teens to learn and create
Summer is here. School is out.
While many teens are at summer camp or on family vacations, many are not. Memphis teens are looking for something to do this summer. Unfortunately, there aren’t a lot of free, fun choices, and rarely are those choices productive or creative. Teens may visit the library to beat the heat, but they need more and we’ve got a solution…
Cloud901 is 8,200+ square feet of productive and creative space, exclusively for teens ages 13-18. There are 50,000+ teen cardholders who visit the Memphis Library branches all year, not just the summer, and at Cloud901 they’ll spend that time learning hi-tech digital skills in a formal and informal setting designed just for teens.
Your contribution to this project WILL BE DOUBLED now, and until June 30, thanks to generous donors Jack and Sandra Jones, who committed to matching up to $10,000. These funds will allow the Memphis Library to purchase needed equipment (see below) by “E-Day” or “Experiment Day,” scheduled in July, to stage a trial run for needed teen input.
Libraries are community treasures, offering much more than just books. Although a government municipality, libraries rely heavily on volunteers and private donations. The Memphis Library Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, raises funds to enhance the Memphis Public Library, through private support.