Best Buy Center Gives Teens Access to Technology at Library

In a Sept. 27, 2017 photo, Sophia Greiner prints a pink octopus using a 3-D printer at the Best Buy Teen Tech Center at the Minneapolis Central Library. The process will take about an hour. Photo: Maria Alejandra Cardona/Minnesota Public Radio via AP
In a Sept. 27, 2017 photo, Sophia Greiner prints a pink octopus using a 3-D printer at the Best Buy Teen Tech Center at the Minneapolis Central Library. The process will take about an hour.

November 25, 2017 10:44 AM

Best Buy's Teen Tech Center at Minneapolis Central Library is serving underprivileged youth by providing them with hands-on access to technology.

Minnesota Public Radio reports that about 300 teens are active members in the free program. The program provides teens with computer software and equipment that they can use to learn new skills and make things. Available technology includes virtual reality headsets, a green screen and a soundproofing recording studio.

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The space is open Mondays through Thursdays until 8 p.m. Three staff members and the Hennepin County library system's teen tech squad provide assistance at the center.

The center opened in 2013. It's one of nearly a dozen centers across the U.S.

Best Buy plans to add three additional teen tech centers in the state in the next few months.

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AP

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