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Morgan Johnson (right) checks her phone while hanging out with Kristen Rubesh in the new teen area at the Cloquet Public Library. The library is trying to attract more teens and 'tweens with more comfortable furnishings and an Xbox night on Mondays. Jana Peterson/Pine Journal

No 'shushing' allowed in new library teen center

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Wrenshall High School freshman Morgan Johnson and her friends don't go to the Cloquet Public Library to read or do research for school projects. They come to socialize.

That's absolutely fine with Cloquet Library Director Mary Lukkarila.

In fact, Lukkarila doesn't bat an eye when the volume goes up in the new teen area of the library. She just smiles.

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