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: 05 April 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 ...

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...

Friend Speed Dating: a Program for People in their 20s and 30s

 News / Last Modified: 07 March 2016

I hear from 20/30s all the time that they struggle to find new friends in the area. It's hard to leave university behind – where there are countless opportunities to meet people – and join the working world. While many are finding each other on Meetu...

Gamer's Advisory 101: Breaking the Monopoly

 News / Last Modified: 01 March 2016

The hobby board game market is booming. Everywhere news media outlets pronounce that board games are "making a comeback" or are "going through a golden age" or experiencing a "renaissance" or are "in full swing.&quo...