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Teens Design a Space of Their Own

Teens have their very own spot to read, study and hang out at the new Redding Library. Local teens helped designers choose the color scheme and the furniture in the “Teen Scene” area.
Local teens have high hopes for Redding’s new library.

As Sarah Behunin sipped a caramel frappuccino with her mother, Anne-Marie Behunin, at Redding’s Barnes & Noble Bookstore on Monday, the 16-year-old Foothill High School junior said she hopes the new library will be stocked with magazines and books geared toward people her age.
A coffee shop inside also wouldn’t hurt, she said.
Kyle Vick, a 13-year-old Sequoia Middle School student, takes a traditional view of libraries.

“I’d like a quiet place to study,” he said Monday in between knocking down pins at the Country Bowl on Bechelli Lane.

Paul Goyne, an 18-year-old Pioneer High School student hanging out at Mt. Shasta Mall, similarly said studying space — and computer access — should be a priority.
Carolyn Chambers, the former Shasta County library director who helped plan the library before retiring in December, says the new library has all those things. (Read More)


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