Young Adults & Teens

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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.

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Growing Library Garden Programs

 News / Last Modified: 03 June 2016

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 ...

How to Create a Robust STEM Library Program

 News / Last Modified: 18 May 2016

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...

Program Idea: Teen Exam Cram Week

 News / Last Modified: 24 March 2016

We love hearing about successful program ideas from public libraries. Back in December we asked Crossroads readers if there was a program or initiative that they were particularly proud of from 2015, and Brigid Day, Adult Programming Coordinator at T...