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Best Buy Teen Tech Center

About the Best Buy Teen Tech Center

The Best Buy Teen Tech Center is an interest-based learning environment for teens to experiment and master various new technologies with help from their peers and adult mentors. They can then share their work with other teens across the globe through The Clubhouse Network.

The center is equipped with technology and multimedia tools that can be used for music and video production, interactive programming, graphic design, and more.

The Best Buy Teen Tech Center is designed to be a safe, comfortable, and engaging space for teens. Membership is limited to youth ages 13 – 18. Members must complete a membership application and get signed permission from a parent or legal guardian in order to participate.

Mentorship

Adult mentors in the Best Buy Teen Tech Center support youth members in pursuing their interests. Interested adults can an inquire about the application process by emailing bbttc@nolalibrary.org.

Events

The Best Buy Teen Tech Center hosts a Community Open House on the third Wednesday of every month. During COVID, these open houses have been converted to virtual events. Please email bbttc@nolalibrary.org for up-to-date information regarding these events. 

An Alumni Day is hosted on the third Tuesday of every month for pre-existing members who have aged out.

The Clubhouse Network

The Best Buy Teen Tech Center at the New Orleans Public Library is made possible by grant funds from Best Buy and The Clubhouse Network, a collaboration with the MIT Media Lab.

Location

The Best Buy Teen Tech Center is located near the Teen Zone on the second floor of the Main Library.

Hours

Mondays: Closed
Tuesdays: 1pm – 5:30pm
Wednesdays: 1pm – 5:30pm
Thursdays: 1pm – 5:30pm
Fridays: 12pm – 4:30pm
Saturdays: 12pm – 4:30pm
Sundays: Closed

For more information, follow us on Instagram, visit during open hours, or email us at bbttc@nolalibrary.org.

Features

  • 12 PCs
  • 6 Macs
  • Access to the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite
  • DSLR Cameras
  • Music Studio
  • Electric Guitar and Bass
  • Rode Podcasting Console
  • Green Screen
  • 3D Printers
  • Sewing Machine
  • Canon Large Format Printer
  • Glowforge Laser Cutter
  • Graphtec Vinyl Cutter
  • Oculus Quests for VR
  • Wacom Drawing Tablets
  • iPads
  • Heat Press
  • Cricut
  • Laminator
  • Synthesizer
  • Akai MPC One