Greenwood Public Library


Monday - Friday


Teen Librarian, Jessica Smith
(317) 883-4245


What is The Hangout?

The Hangout @ TeenHQ is a time for teens in the community to feel safe and comfortable just hanging out, listening to music, studying, reading, playing a game, watching a movie, or learning something new!  No agenda, just fun!  And, oh, yeah, there's FREE snacks everyday!

Who can come to The Hangout?

The Hangout and available activities are designed exclusively by and for teens, 11-18 years-old in grades 6-12.  Our hours are designed to welcome both homeschool and public school students into the space. 

Patrons of all ages may enter TeenHQ to retrieve materials for checkout, but the computers, televisions, gaming equipment, and study spaces are reserved for teens in grades 6-12 only.  We encourage you to visit another department for your computer and study space needs if you do not fall within this age group.

What can you do at The Hangout?

  • Design and create on our Lego, Lightbrite, or magnetic interactive boards
  • Select an activity from our Boredom Cart
  • Complete the weekly activity for a snack
  • Explore STEM concepts with one of our maker kits
  • Challenge a friend (or make a new one) to a tabletop game
  • Test your skills in a video game tournament
  • Sit back, relax, and watch a movie

Is The Hangout supervised?

You bet it is :)  Teen Services staff will be available for supervision, book recommendations, homework help, game playing, and general helpfulness during The Hangout hours.  While in TeenHQ, teens are expected to follow library and room guidelines.

Supervision at Old City Park across the parking lot from the library is not included.  As long as you are in the library, we will do our very best to help you feel welcome and safe.



Pictures by @greenwoodpubliclibrary


Click here for "TeenHQ", a printable list of ALL teen programs for this session.

Click here for GPL's Events Calendar to register for an upcoming event.


"You have died of dystentery."

teenHQ: Survive the oregon trail | after hours event              fri, feb 21 (6-9pm)

Pack up your Conestoga wagon and travel west on the Oregon Trail in a life size adventure! Will you die of dysentery, typhoid fever, a snakebite, or a broken arm? Or will you (by some miracle) make it all the way to Willamette Valley?

Registration and Permission Slip required. Click here to register!

If you have any questions, please contact Miss Jessica: jsmith@greenwoodlibrary.us