We are excited to announce that construction has begun on our new Teen Programming Room and Digital Media Lab. This project is supported by the Oregon Cultural Trust.
Thanks to the Oregon Cultural Trust’s $40,000 Capacity Grant, the largest award it has ever given in its history, a portion of the mezzanine of The Dalles-Wasco County Library will be renovated to create the teen programming room and digital media lab. Glass, soundproof walls and doors will be added to ensure that teens can collaborate and create freely. New wiring, flooring, and storage will be installed to support the use of additional technology and re-sources, as well as new bookcases and furniture.
The space will feature four main areas: a study nook (where students can complete homework), a “maker bar” (where students can experiment with DIY art and technology), a lounge area (where students can enjoy group activities), and a digital media lab.
The digital media lab will be a space where middle and high school students can create original media. Students will be able to make their own movies, record music, create digital arts and comics, and more.
The project will be completed by Dave Adams Construction. The interior design will be completed by Bryan LaRoque, owner of Route 30.
We hope to have this project completed by Summer 2017.