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Information for teens about the 210teenlibrary Discord server and 210teenlibrary Instagram account

New to Discord?

For more info on what Discord is and how it works, check out this video:

What can you do on Discord?

  • Hang out with friends
  • Share artwork & stories
  • Listen to music
  • Request FREE! 3D prints, buttons, stickers, & magnets
  • Play & stream games
  • Chat about books
  • Get help from library staff
  • Relax, laugh, vibe, whatever!

Teens (13 to 18), you can view the 210teenlibrary Discord Server guidelines below. The guidelines are also available on the 210teenlibrary Discord Server in the #guidelines channel.

Server Guidelines


The 210teenlibrary Discord Server ("this server") is a virtual library space for teens (ages 13 to 18). This server is a safe space for all teens, and as such, we support and respect diverse identities, perspectives, beliefs, and points of view. Just like in-person teen spaces at San Antonio Public Library (“SAPL”) locations, this server is a place where teens get to decide what happens - including activities, events, conversations, and more.

SAPL Staff are here to make sure the server is operating correctly, help facilitate clubs, answer questions, and assist with anything else that might arise. SAPL Staff are not necessarily here to jump into conversations on the server – while we are always happy to chat with you, this is YOUR space and we respect it and fully support it as a “teens only” and teen-led space.


We don't want to limit how you and other teens interact on this server, but we want to make sure that this server is a welcoming, inclusive, and safe library space for all teens. Here are this server’s guidelines:

  1. By joining, using, participating, and remaining on this server, you confirm that:
    • You understand this server’s purpose and you are currently a teen (ages 13-18).
    • You received an official invite to join this server by filling out the form at
    • You agree to leave this server once you turn 19.
  2. Be courteous and respectful to all.
    • This server is a safe space for all teens—all teens are welcome and supported on this server.
    • Be excellent to each other, lift each other up, encourage each other’s ideas, and celebrate everyone’s successes.
    • Respect each other’s identities, perspectives, beliefs, and points of view.
  3. Be conscious of how you approach conversations.
    • Everyone is entitled to their own beliefs and opinions. Civil discussions about differing perspectives are permitted—but hurtful or offensive comments about an individual or groups of people are not allowed.
    • Be mindful of where you are posting messages on this server; use the appropriate channels for specific conversations (such as political discussions in ⁠politics).
    • Hate speech, harassment, bigotry, bullying, trolling, or shaming of any kind in any form is not allowed. This includes (but is not limited to) racist, sexist, derogatory, or anti-LGBTQ+ comments.
  4. Only post/share content that is appropriate for this server.
    • Usernames/nicknames and messages sent anywhere on this server, as well as any uploaded custom emojis/stickers, should only include appropriate, harmless, and nondisruptive content, links, or files.
    • Carefully consider what you include in your public bio or status and its impact on others.
    • Spamming is only permitted in ⁠spam; this channel exists to provide a space for you to spam appropriate messages that do not meaningfully contribute to other conversations on this server.
  5. Keep your personal information safe.
    • This is a safe space BUT avoid oversharing; never share things like your full name, phone number, or address.
    • Remember what you put on the internet is there to stay, even if it is deleted.
    • Don’t post things online that you wouldn’t want anyone else to see.
  6. 6) Self-promotion is totally okay.
    • Share and promote your own Discord server, Twitch stream, YouTube channel, Instagram account, and more in ⁠self-promo. You can also share awesome stuff going on in San Antonio or virtually in ⁠community-promo.
    • Anything shared in ⁠self-promo or ⁠community-promo must be free (no cost) and open to the public to participate in or attend.
    • BUT you can’t post on this server or direct message (“DM”) someone from this server to advertise anything for sale, such as commissions for artwork or other things you or someone else made. You also can’t ask for payment of any kind, for any reason (such as posting a Venmo or Cash App QR code) or post referral links/codes where you or someone else receives a financial incentive or credit (such as Temu).


This server also abides by the following guiding documents:

Comments posted by teens on this server do not necessarily reflect the views or position of the San Antonio Public Library.

  • A record of this server, including but not limited to deleted messages, will be retained for archival purposes. As an extension of the San Antonio Public Library, this server may be subject to Freedom of Information Act requests. To learn more about FOIA requests, visit

By joining, using, participating, and remaining on this server, you grant the San Antonio Public Library permission to share and reproduce any content you post on this server for informational, educational, and promotional purposes. We will remove your username on anything we share/reproduce, unless we’ve asked for and receive your consent to share/reproduce your content with your username or name.

  • What we mean by this is that from time to time, we may use messages or content from conversations on this server to share with other people – such as library administrators or external stakeholders – to showcase how the server is being used by teens.

Not following this server’s guidelines...

SAPL Staff and/or Teen Mods may contact you if something you post is not in the spirit of these guidelines. We'll let you know what’s going on and have an open, honest conversation with you about the situation; our hope is to clear up any misunderstandings so everyone can get back to enjoying the server.

  • If you choose not to adhere to these guidelines at any time, SAPL Staff and/or Teen Mods may limit how your account can access/participate in this server.

Who is on the server?

The 210teenlibrary Discord Server is a place for teens (ages 13 to 18) in San Antonio to hang out together, make new friends, attend virtual clubs... and whatever else! The server is open 24/7 and is run by Teen Services at the San Antonio Public Library (SAPL) with the help of...

@SAPL Staff: SAPL Teen Services Librarians

Librarians are available throughout the week (Monday/Tuesday: Noon - 8 PM; Wednesday-Sunday: 10 AM - 6 PM) to chat about library services, help with Discord stuff on this server, and answer any questions. Librarians also host virtual clubs throughout the week on the server with the help of Teen Mods and Club Assistants (check ⁠discord-clubs for more info).

@Teen Mods: SAPL Teen Volunteers

Teen Mods are available throughout the week and help moderate the server, host virtual clubs, recommend/add new server features, and answer any questions. You can always ask a Teen Mod for assistance with stuff on this server.

@Club Assistants: SAPL Teen Volunteers

Club Assistants lead & assist with specific clubs on the server and can answer any questions you might have about that club! Some Teen Mods also serve as Club Assistants.

Teen Volunteer Opportunities on the Server

Did you know that you can potentially earn volunteer hours on the 210teenlibrary Discord server as a Teen Mod or a Club Assistant?

Teen Mods moderate the server; answer questions; host virtual clubs and other activities; recommend and add new server features; troubleshoot issues on the server; and more! 

  • Teen Mods are primarily selected through a nomination process by SAPL Staff and current Teen Mods. Periodically, SAPL Staff and Teen Mods will nominate new teens to potentially becoming a Teen Mod based on their observations of that teen's positive interactions and meaningful contributions throughout the entire server.

Club Assistants host specific clubs and answer questions about those clubs. They can also help with general questions about the server!

  • Club Assistants are primarily selected by their high level of leadership in a particular club on the server. Teens who help the club run smoothly, regularly chat in the club's channels, answer questions, and encourage others to attend are more likely to be asked to serve as a Club Assistant.

SAPL Staff may also post information about "open calls" for new Teen Mods and Club Assistants. During those times, teens can indicate their interest in becoming a Teen Mod / Club Assistant and may be contacted by SAPL Staff to chat about this opportunity.

Both Teen Mods and Club Assistants are official teen volunteer positions at the San Antonio Public Library; please note that SAPL teen volunteers must be between the ages of 14 to 18. More info about teen volunteers is available at