Young Adults & Teens

McCracken County Public Library Teen Team 2008 posing on circ desk

Today's young adults experience life with or without their library but as your community members transition from childhood to adulthood, you and your library can play a significant role in building life-long learners and library fans. Explore all facets of serving young adults and teens in your community including outreach, collection development, programming, teen volunteers and gaming.

Self-paced courses and webinar recordings on this topic are freely available in the WebJunction Course Catalog.

Photo: McCracken County Public Library, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

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Resources on Libraries and Homelessness

 News / Last Modified: 08 December 2017

A collection of resources, webinars, courses, video, and articles on libraries and how they serve the homeless in their communities.

STAR Library Network Opportunities

 News / Last Modified: 07 December 2017

Looking to bring STEM programming and activities to your library? Opportunities are available through the STAR Library Network which include a new exhibit on exoplanets that is funded by NASA's Universe of Learning program. There is also an upcoming ...

Growing Library Garden Programs

 News / Last Modified: 06 December 2017

Upon hearing news of First Lady Michelle Obama's surprise visit to school and community gardens, we thought it would be a good time to collect together a list of related resources and examples of libraries who are creating gardens and hosting garden ...

Library Reading Incentive Programs for Summer and Beyond

 Webinar / Last Modified: 22 November 2017

Archive and associated resources for the February 15, 2011, webinar with Carol Evrard, Jenny Sitzman, Janet Ingraham Dwyer and Melanie Lyttle on library reading initiatives for libraries.

Teens as Partners: Successful Teen Services

 News / Last Modified: 01 September 2017

WebJunction recently hosted Library Journal Mover & Shaker Courtney Saldana for a webinar on her area of expertise: teen services. The information she shared was very valuable and her enthusiasm for working with teens was infectious.

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How to Create a Robust STEM Library Program

 News / Last Modified: 01 September 2017

STEM learning (that's science, technology, engineering and math) seems to be on the tips of tongues everywhere from teachers to library staff to the President of the United States. But starting a new area of programming can sometimes feel daunting, e...