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Cormier Center for Young Adults Expands Hours at Leominster Library

April 4, 2019

LEOMINSTER -- The Cormier Center for Young Adults, the Leominster Public Library’s award-winning space for teens in grades 7-12, greets spring with new, expanded hours.

The center is now open until 8 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, and on Saturdays from noon until 5 p.m.

Teens can drop by the Cormier Center to use the computers, do homework, play video games, grab a book, CD or DVD, or just hang out with friends.

Located on the library’s second floor, it was formerly known as the Young Adult Center, or “YAC,” for short. The center was dedicated in 2002 in memory of internationally acclaimed young-adults author and longtime library supporter Robert Cormier.

Cormier, a lifelong resident of Leominster, also served as a library trustee and was an early advocate of a separate teen space within the library. He genuinely liked teens and always treated them with honesty and respect, in person and in his writing. The Cormier Center has embraced that philosophy since its inception.

The Cormier Center provides popular materials in a variety of formats and hosts many programs throughout the year, including a Manga and Anime Club, Friday Night Video Games, Card Night for Magic and Yu-Gi-Oh players, art programs, a summer reading program, and many more.

For more information, please call 978-534-7522.