Young Adults & Teens

  • The Library Diversity Committee: Supporting Diversity and Inclusivity in the Academic Community

    Today, universities and colleges across the United States are having open and sometimes intense conversations about the matters of diversity, multiculturalism and inclusivity in their campuses. These conversations are often a great start for students...

  • No Experience Required: Coding for Everyone Webinar Write-up

    Last month, Kelly Smith, founder of Prenda, led the webinar Coding for Everyone: How Your Library Can Help Anyone Learn to Code, which introduced coding as an increasingly important digital literacy skill, showed why coding is important for all ages,...

  • Program Idea: Golden Girls Trivia

    We couldn't help but notice a Facebook post that mentioned this successful program idea, and we just had to know more. Judith R. Wright, Teen Librarian at Homewood Public Library in Homewood, AL, was kind enough to share more information including th...

  • How to Create a Robust STEM Library Program

    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...

  • Growing Library Garden Programs

    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

    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

    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...

  • January Poll Results: Community Engagement Programs

    In January we asked Crossroads readers what community engagement program they are looking forward to the most this year and, related, what their top engagement challenge or opportunity is for 2016. Responses varied over many topics but overall reveal...

  • Serving Youth Experiencing Homelessness

    Youth homelessness is increasing and teens who are homeless have a myriad of challenges to overcome. While the problem of teen homelessness is complicated, public libraries are finding ways to reach out and provide safe, positive programs as well as ...

  • Enhance Summer Reading with these Great Resources

    OCLC has collaborated with a number of WorldCat partners—including DOGObooks—to give librarians a free, easy way to enhance their planned summer reading programs with an online social component.

    For children and young adults: DOGObooks.com, th...