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Tuesday –Thursday 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. 
Friday 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m

Downtown Library, 500 Main Street, 2nd Floor

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YOUmedia Hartford is a space where teens explore, express and create using digital media. YOUmedia’s core philosophy is that youth are best engaged when they’re following their passions, collaborating with others and being makers and doers. As such, YOUmedia is dedicated to helping teens discover and explore their passions in a resource rich space. High school students can access laptops, mobile devices, game systems, image and video editing software, maker tools, a sound booth and respectful and tech-savvy mentors dedicated to supporting their growth as digital creators. Additionally, students may request resources, form their own project groups or connect with other library departments to further personalize their learning experience. Students from 13-19 are welcome and YOUmedia Hartford is free with a valid Hartford Public Library card.

YOUmedia Calendar


View the YOUmedia Spring Programs Calendar!
       Click here for YOUmedia Calendar




We have plenty of resources for young makers to utilize inside the space. Here’s an overview of what one can access at YOUmedia Hartford.

  • Video & Still Cameras
  • Lighting, Audio and Tripod accessories
  • Sound Booth with Mics, Mixers
  • Video, Photo and Sound Editing Software
  • Mobile Devices like Tablets & MP3 Players
  • Gaming System
  • Game Design Software
  • 3D Printer
  • 3D Modeling Software
  • Supplies for all kinds of making
  • Workshops in video, photography, music, coding, making, animation, design and gaming.

Access to some resources is related to your achievements inside the space. Someone will explain the policy on your first visit.

Contact Us

The best way to reach us is to walk in during regular operating hours. We’ll be there and eager to answer your questions! Outside of that, you can get in touch here:

Phone: 860-463-8508

For Educators

YOUmedia is available to partner with teachers and schools to expand access to this incredible space. If you’re interested in learning more about field trips, teacher training, common core integration or capstone project support please contact us at We’ll be happy to support your work.