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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Summer Reading Champion Videos

 News / Last Modified: 23 May 2019

STAR Library Network (STAR Net), in partnership with the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP), are working together to share science and technology related activities and resources to libraries across the nation as part of CSLP's 2019 summer l...

Planning a Library Con or Pop Culture Festival

 News / Last Modified: 23 May 2019

Librarian Recommended blogger, Elia Juarez, shares her experience and expertise on planning and hosting a LibraryCon.

We hosted our library's sixth LibraryCon on May 4 (with over 650 attendees!), and each year, we've learned somethi...

Is That Real? A Crash Course in Verifying Online Content

 Webinar / Last Modified: 22 May 2019

In this webinar with the News Literacy Project, learn about tools and skills needed to verify the authenticity of user-generated content, and explore ways to share this information with teen and adult patrons.

Growing Library Garden Programs

 News / Last Modified: 02 May 2019

We're collecting together a list of related resources and examples of libraries who are creating gardens and hosting garden programming. Many public libraries are connecting to community partners and transforming spaces to engage patrons of all ages ...

Launch into STAR Net's "Summer of Space"

 News / Last Modified: 11 April 2019

Summer is fast approaching, and the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP), the STAR Library Network's NASA@ My Library initiative, and NASA are working together to create a fun and engaging summer learning program for your library. From excitin...

Resources on Libraries and Homelessness

 News / Last Modified: 11 April 2019

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

Not Just Deodorant: Teen Hygiene Health Center at the Rockwood Makerspace

 News / Last Modified: 14 March 2019

Judith Guzman-Montes, Bilingual Makerspace Library Assistant, at the Multnomah County Library in Portland, Oregon, created a Teen Hygiene Health Center in the restroom of the Rockwood makerspace to serve the needs of teens visiting the library. Judit...

Fortnite "In Real Life" at the Emporia Public Library

 News / Last Modified: 12 March 2019

More and more libraries are hosting programs that bring people of all ages together for "in real life" or IRL interaction. Building on the popularity of online gaming, these events can help get people off the couch and their screens, provid...

Help Teens Build Financial Well-being at Your Library

 Webinar / Last Modified: 26 February 2019

This webinar, in collaboration with CFPB, provides resource and programming ideas for libraries to help teen patrons become empowered to navigate their financial futures.