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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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...

Growing Library Garden Programs

 News / Last Modified: 28 February 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 ...

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.

Find Free Resources from the STAR Library Network (STAR Net)

 News / Last Modified: 31 January 2019

Explore new ways to bring science, technology, and fun into your programs and services with the STAR Library Network (STAR Net). Help us build on the successes (and challenges) of the 2017 solar eclipse by joining this vibrant – FREE! – network for l...

Minecraft and Water Buffalo: A Diversity of Stories

 News / Last Modified: 15 November 2018

Back in January I wrote about some of the great work we had done in 2013 and some of our plans for 2014. One of those plans was to emphasize great stories coming out of the library community, and to that end we completely redesigned the Share Your St...

Makerspace and Digital Media Lab Resources

 News / Last Modified: 02 August 2018

Looking for inspiration for a new or existing makerspace or digital media lab in your library? WebJunction has you covered! This collection includes planning resources, tools that go beyond the 3D printer, and how to implement a digital media lab. Yo...

Resources on Libraries and Homelessness

 News / Last Modified: 06 March 2018

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