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Teen IDEA Lab

Offering advanced technology and training programs for teens ages 12 to 18. The Legler Benbough Teen IDEA Lab is located inside the Valencia Park/Malcolm X Branch Library.

IDEA stands for innovation and digital expression activity. This space is designed to provide youth with the opportunity to build 21st century job skills.

Available Equipment

Equipment & Software

  • Two 3D printers*
  • Laser printer and a vinyl cutter
  • Sound recording studio*
  • Video gaming center with Xbox One S,  PS4 & Wii U
  • Computers including iMacs, MacBooks and PCs*

Wi-Fi Hot Spot Lending Program

The Legler Benbough Teen IDEA Lab is the first library in the city of San Diego to offer 50 Wi-Fi hotspot devices by Sprint®. These Wi-Fi hotspots are available for teens 12 to 18 years old to check out for three months at a time. Please contact the Teen IDEA Lab for more information. A valid library card is required.

PDF icon WiFi Hotspot Flyer