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Kempsville Library gives teens a space for video games, making music, collaborating

Attendees at the grand opening of the new Teen & Tech Space at Virginia Beach’s Kempsville Area Library try out the new equipment, including gaming systems.
Attendees at the grand opening of the new teen and tech space at Virginia Beach’s Kempsville Area Library try out the new equipment, including gaming systems. (Photo courtesy of Virginia Beach Public Libraries)

VIRGINIA BEACH — A new space for teens to unleash creativity, play video games and collaborate with new technology opened at a Virginia Beach library over the weekend.

The Kempsville Area Library held a grand opening for its teen and tech space Saturday. The youth area features a Playstation Four Pro with 17 games to play, a Ninetendo Wii-U, two 27-inch iMac desktops with music recording software and iRig keyboards and a 64-inch interactive touch-screen with Light Casting capabilities, according to a Virginia Beach Public Libraries news release.

Long-time library customer Patty Landrum’s estate donated $24,408 the the Friends of Virginia Beach Public Library to fund the new space, the release said.

According to the release, guests must have a valid Virginia Beach library card to use the teen and tech space amenities.

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