At the Corona City Council meeting on October, 17th the Vasquez Family, owners of Miguel’s and Miguel’s Jr. Restaurants, presented a check for $35,000 to the Corona Public Library. Their generous donation will be used to make the vision of a dedicated teen space in the Library a reality.
Although the Library has always had a designated section for teens, it was not until a year ago that the Library received a federal grant which enabled them to create a welcoming and trendy space just for teens in grades 6 – 12 called Teens on Main. The area gives youth access to age appropriate books as well as laptops loaded with design software such as Dreamweaver and Photoshop. This allows them, to be creative and imaginative through technology as well as be with their peers. The teens immediately took to the new space, but provided feedback that it still didn’t feel like a place just for them. Thanks to the generosity of the Vasquez Family, the Teens on Main area will soon be enclosed with a glass wall, creating a place teens can truly call their own within the Library.
“The Vasquez Family are gracious and generous supporters of the community” said Mayor Eugene Montanez. “Their donation helped to build the extremely popular Citrus Splash Zone at Citrus Park and this donation will benefit the Corona Library and young adults in our City for years to come. On behalf of our citizens, we are grateful for their philanthropy and on-going contributions to the youth of Corona.”
The enclosure for the Teens on Main is currently being designed and should be completed this winter. Fore more information on the Corona Public Library and its programming, please visit CoronaPublicLibrary.org.