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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Host Your Own Cardboard Carnival

Publish Date: News / 28 March 2022

It started as part of a Saturday program with underrepresented students in STEM, paired with mentors from Northwestern University to work on monthly engineering design projects. After several years of one-off projects that were, frankly, a bit stale,...

Join a Misinformation Escape Room at PLA

Publish Date: News / 2 March 2022

Do you like escape rooms? Do you want to understand how an escape room can be used to help inform library patrons about misinformation? If you plan to attend the upcoming PLA conference, we invite you to learn more by participating in The Euphori...

Host a New Virtual Misinformation Escape Room at Your Library

Publish Date: News / 25 October 2021

Is your public library looking for a fun way to teach community members about spotting misinformation in social media? Do you know people in your community who like to solve puzzles, play live-action adventure games, or who are craving some structure...

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,...