Our Digital Learning Lab, named Createch Studio, is a space for teens to create. It provides access and hands-on opportunities to hang out with current and emerging technology, mess around with new equipment, and geek out.
The Createch Studio will be housed in the Arlington Hills Community Center , a joint-use facility with Saint Paul Public Libraries and Saint Paul Parks and Recreation.
Mentors in the space will encourage exploration, spark passion, and connect teens to resources needed to learn and pursue their interests. Mentors will support the teens’ individual growth.
The space is shaped by the teens and mentors. The mentors, the neighborhood, and community partners all add their flavor and bring their personality to the space.
The Institute of Museum and Library Service and the MacArthur Foundation chose the partnership of Saint Paul Public Library and Saint Paul Parks and Recreation to participate in the first round of their Digital Learning Labs project. The agencies received an 18-month $100,000 grant to plan the project.
FAQ  Sheet
HOMAGO (Hanging Out, Messing Around, Geeking Out)
Download the HOMAGO guidebook pdf 
Presentation to Saint Paul Public Library Board and Sprockets Leadership Group  [Powerpoint, 11 MB]
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