Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
On January 17, 2009, after years of planning, fundraising, and construction delays, the Oakland Public Library (OPL) finally overcame all obstacles and opened its much-anticipated, newly remodeled TeenZone Department. Planning began in 2001 with the vision that OPL TeenZone would accommodate, educate, and celebrate the city's youth; eight years later this teen space is fulfilling that mission.
Anthony Bernier and N. Branch. "OaklandTeenZone: Humming its own new tune" Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (2009): 204-206.