New Teen Territory at the Hermosa Beach Public Library

The new Teen Territory section at the Hermosa Beach Public Library

The Hermosa Beach Public Library at 550 Pier Avenue at Valley Dr. held a ribbon cutting ceremony for their new Teen Territory section. Dorothy Yost, the President of the Hermosa Beach Friends of the Library said that the library received two matching grants of $1,000 each and raised the matching funds to create a cozy new section for their teen patrons.

Someone had the idea to use a surfboard to decorate the new section, but the Friends of the Library thought it would be too expensive to buy one. They put out feelers to their network because, “Surely someone has an old surfboard they don’t need in their garage”.

Surfboard donated by Rick Koenig and decorated by Bill Febbo

Rick Koenig, President of the Hermosa Beach Historical Society, donated an old surfboard. Bill Febbo, a local artist and owner of Coast Signs & Graphics, painted the sign on the surfboard.

The Manga shelf

The Teen Territory Section has a shelf devoted to Manga and graphic novels such as Spider-Man: Saga of the Sandman and Excalibur: The Legend of King Arthur.

Two large shelves hold the latest in teen fiction, including the latest dystopian fiction that are really popular now.

There is a seating area around a very nice game table with Chinese checkers, a wooden chess set on a inlaid board and backgammon. All of this creates a warm and relaxed atmosphere conducive to relaxing with the latest book.

Game Table