The Best Buy Teen Tech Center

The Best Buy Teen Tech Center at Kings Highway Library features work stations, cutting-edge technology and software, collaborative areas, job readiness training and a recording studio.

WHAT WE DO

The Best Buy Teen Tech Center is more than just an interactive learning environment where teens can experiment with technology. It’s also a space to be creative, learn at your own pace, socialize with peers, meet professionals in the field of tech, and—through the Pathways program—acquire skills for college and careers.

Teens ages 13–18 are encouraged to use their imaginations to explore technology, create art, music, animations, 3D objects, jewelry, fashion creations and beyond.

Furthermore, Best Buy's collaboration with The Clubhouse Network will provide participants with access to a global network of youth in over 100 clubhouses in 20 countries, allowing them to share their projects with teens all over the world. To join, drop by the Center and ask to talk with a staff member.


MEET THE STAFF

Gail Grant, Best Buy Teen Tech Center Coordinator

In 2015, Gail became the Technology Training Supervisor for the Brooklyn Heights region, where she hosted the first Brooklyn Robotics League (BRL) competition, lead the Today’s Teens Tomorrows, Techies Committee, and facilitated T4 training for both teens and staff. Gail holds a Bachelor of Science in psychology with a specialty in counseling. In 2019, she became the Best Buy Teen Tech Center Coordinator for the Boys & Girls Club in Jersey City. Her passion for making a difference in the lives of youth lead her back to BPL in 2021 as Kings Highway Library’s Best Buy Teen Tech Center Coordinator.

 


 

Upcoming Events

Teen Time

Tue, Jun 18 4:00pm
Pacific Library

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Looking for a spot to spend time with your friends? Come to the Pacific Library for Teen Time. We have tons of video games for the PS5 and Switch, from Super Smash Bros to Just Dance! We also have crafts and snacks. Hope to see you there!

Teen Time

Thu, Jun 20 2:00pm
Ulmer Park, Meeting Room

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Bring your friends and make new friends in a safe environment as you play video games, board games, or just hang with your peers. Join us every Thursday at Ulmer Park Library.

Teen Tech Time

Thu, Jun 20 3:00pm
Canarsie Library, Meeting Room

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Come into the Canarsie Library every Thursday to play video games and chill. Bring your friends or come by yourself and make new connections.  

Teen Tech Time

Thu, Jun 20 3:00pm
Flatlands Library

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Come play video games like Super Smash Bros, Mario Kart and Just Dance with us!!

Brownsville Teen Tech Time

Thu, Jun 20 3:00pm
Brownsville Library

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Grab your friends and join us in the Brownsville meeting room for some video games! We'll be playing the latest versions of NBA 2K and Street Fighter plus Madden, Pac Man, Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl and more on our PS4 and Xbox One. Snacks and drinks available. 

Teen Tech Time

Thu, Jun 20 3:00pm
Greenpoint, Eco Lab 3 (Teens)

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Calling all Teens and Tweens!

Join us at the Greenpoint Library every Thursday from 3-5pm for our Teen Tech Time.

We have a wide variety of both video games and tabletop games to explore and enjoy.

We hope to see you there!

Teen Tech Time

Thu, Jun 20 3:00pm
Marcy, Meeting Room

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Join us in a teen friendly environment where you can meet new friends and old, while playing an assortment of video games. Use our PS5, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, etc to challenge each other in friendly battles.

Teen Tech Time @ East Flatbush Library

Thu, Jun 20 4:00pm
East Flatbush, Large Conference Room

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Looking for somewhere to hang out?  Every Thursday, stop by the East Flatbush Library and come play on our Switch, Xbox One, and PS5. 

Our games include NBA 2K24, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mario Kart 8, Demon Slayer, Naruto, and more.

Come solo or bring your friends to…

Teen Tech Time @ Crown Heights Library

Thu, Jun 20 4:00pm
Crown Heights Library

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Teens and Young Adults ages 11-20, join us for a bit of video-game fun!

We have Switch, PS4 and X-box gaming available.

A few of our popular games are: NBA 2K, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Demon Slayer, and Naruto. 

Your favorite not on the list? Stop by and suggest a game…

Teen Tech Time

Thu, Jun 20 4:00pm
Brooklyn Heights Library, Gaming Room

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Come and join us for Teen Tech Time at Brooklyn Heights Library! Our weekly hour-long event is the perfect way to unwind and have some fun after school. We have a great selection of games and activities to choose from including a PS5, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and a variety of board games. All teens…

Teen Tech Center Hours
Mon CLOSED
Tue 2 PM - 6:30 PM
Wed 2 PM - 5:30 PM
Thu 2 PM - 7:00 PM
Fri 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Sat 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Sun CLOSED

 

Become a mentor!

Interested in becoming a Clubhouse Mentor? Please click here to apply

 

About the Best Buy Teen Tech Center

The Best Buy Foundation and the Joly Family Foundation provide grant funding for the Teen Tech Center with the goal of bringing youth new opportunities for creativity and expression—as well as collecting technology donations to power education and discovery. Support for the Best Buy Teen Tech Center is also provided by New York State Senator Simcha Felder and Earle Muroff. Wifi provided by Optimum by Altice.

 

Best Buy Teen Tech Center