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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We're Not Complete Without You: A Collaborative Puzzle Art Project

Publish Date: News / 23 March 2021

As libraries continue to look for ways to create meaningful community connections during the pandemic, it was exciting to see this wonderful idea shared in the Programming Librarian Interest Group on Facebook. Thank you to Paula Wagner, Reference...

Understand Active Learning and Community-driven Spaces

Publish Date: News / 26 January 2021

This resource is part of the Toolkit for Creating Smart Spaces, a toolkit to help you re-envision your library’s place as a center of community learning. Libraries have long been hubs of lifelong learning for all ages. Active learning takes ...

Toolkit for Creating Smart Spaces

Publish Date: News / 26 January 2021

Libraries have evolved over the past few years to augment their role in providing lifelong learning for their communities. They have shifted from passive to active engagement with community members. They are becoming hubs of collaborative learning, p...

Activate Your Space with Programming

Publish Date: News / 26 January 2021

This resource is part of the Toolkit for Creating Smart Spaces, a toolkit to help you re-envision your library’s place as a center of community learning. There are many sources of ideas for programming —the internet, your library colleagues,...

Outdoor Winter Programming Ideas

Publish Date: News / 16 December 2020

Earlier this year, in Thinking Outside: Libraries and Placemaking in Pandemic Times, we shared how some libraries were moving library programming and services to the outdoors, as a way to stay engaged with their communities during the pandemic. And n...

Think Outside the Library with a Sidewalk Obstacle Course

Publish Date: News / 11 June 2020

Noah Lenstra (Let's Move in Libraries) looks at how libraries can engage communities safely by taking programs and services outside, including creating obstacle courses.

In just one month, this idea of a sidewalk obstacle course has s....