The Radford Public Library has, for many years, served as a safe place for teenagers to come after school while waiting to be picked up by their parents. The Teen Zone was built specifically for this age group. In addition to a large collection of books, the young adult area also offers recorded audio books, and magazines, all available for check out. Teens are also invited to participate in the Summer Reading Program offered each year.
During the school week, the Teen Zone is for teens only from 3 pm until 4:30 pm and a full-time staff member is present. Activities include ukulele jam sessions, board games, a chalk wall, and crafts. There is also an outdoor patio where teens are free to eat snacks in the afternoons. Throughout the week, the library hosts:
Mindful Tuesday - Mindful crafts to help you de-stress and decompress. Mystery Box Wednesday - Mystery Box activities with Dave! Videogame Friday - Play videogames on the Wii or WiiU.