The Santa Ana Public Library celebrated the opening of the new TeenTime program at El Salvador Community Center on Saturday, March 25, 2023, with a ribbon cutting and Spring Fest in partnership with the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Agency. Councilmember Johnathan Ryan Hernandez joined in the ribbon cutting to help officially open TeenTime. This is the second new TeenTime to open this year, after the program launched in January at Garfield Community Center.
As an extension of the teen programming at the Main Library, TeenTime at El Salvador will allow teens to have access to the resources and activities going on at the Main Library, but in a location closer to their neighborhood. The focus of the program is on engaging positive youth development and community engagement through learning and personal growth and, of course, fun! The program offers robotics, crafts, painting, gaming and many other activities.
Teens can enjoy the new programs at El Salvador Community Center, 1825 W. Civic Center Drive, from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Special events, classes and activities will be added beginning on April 1. TeenTime is offered at Garfield Community Center, 501 N. Lacy St., from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.