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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Publish Date: News / 28 November 2022

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Publish Date: News / 10 November 2022

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Publish Date: News / 16 August 2022

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Publish Date: News / 11 August 2022

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Publish Date: News / 28 March 2022

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Publish Date: News / 2 March 2022

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