Young Adults & Teens
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.
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January 4, Libraries Foster Social Connection: Responding to the Epidemic of Loneliness and Isolation
Publish Date: News / 4 January 2024
Explore ways to intentionally design for social connection in library services and programs.
Publish Date: Webinar / 14 November 2023
Richland Library launched the open-source Let’s Talk Race Curriculum, providing a set of easy-to-follow resources for other organizations to implement locally to deepen community connections.
Publish Date: News / 5 September 2023
At Queens Public Library (QPL), a six-month celebration of Hip Hop is wrapping up. Situated just across the East River from the borough that birthed this global cultural movement, there’s no better stage for commemorating this milestone. In March, QP...
Publish Date: News / 5 July 2023
Imagine a child standing in front of a brightly lit room at their local public library. Lively music is playing, and bubbles are bouncing all around. Children and adults fill the room, talking loudly and playing with toys. Off in the distance is a co...
Publish Date: News / 27 June 2023
Library gardens offer a great way for community members to come together to learn, grow, and contribute towards a healthy, balanced environment. And creating a vibrant community green space or gardening program doesn’t have to be complicated. Across ...
Publish Date: News / 6 June 2023
At a time when the concept of truth is frequently being challenged, media and information literacy enables people to question critically what they have read, heard, and learned.
Media and information literacy includes having the knowl.....
Publish Date: Webinar / 23 May 2023
Join this webinar for an introduction to the School Librarian’s Information Shelf and to learn more from practitioners who have applied transformative practices to their school libraries.
Publish Date: News / 9 May 2023
School librarians and staff help prepare all students for success. A shifting educational landscape presents new opportunities and challenges, requiring fresh approaches to the important work of empowering students. Learn more about a School Libraria...
Publish Date: News / 12 April 2023
Libraries can offer safe, welcoming spaces for young people to access resources and programming, explore their interests, and connect with peers. And these benefits can be even more impactful when young people feel like they can actively contribute. ...
Publish Date: News / 21 March 2023
Seed libraries offer a great way for new and experienced gardeners alike to expand their access to a wider variety of seeds, and traditional libraries are getting in on this growing trend. Seed libraries are community-based collections of seeds that ...