Young Adults & Teens
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.
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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...
Publish Date: Webinar / 28 July 2020
This webinar explores platforms for online board gaming, how to moderate meetups, and facilitate discussions among participants.
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....
Publish Date: Webinar / 8 April 2020
In this webinar, explore how public and school libraries can initiate and sustain collaborative relationships.
Publish Date: News / 2 April 2020
As libraries and schools close their physical spaces in response to COVD-19 and CDC recommendations for physical distancing, educators and library staff alike are moving learning and programming to digital platforms. Assembled below is a list of reso...
Publish Date: News / 23 January 2020
Perry Memorial Library in Henderson, NC is a rural library serving Vance County where approximately two-thirds of the county's population is either under the age of 18 or over the age of 60. Yet mobility issues and lack of transportation meant these ...
Publish Date: News / 12 December 2019
When we saw Kelsea Rowan post photos of her 10 Year Challenge book display to Library Think Tank - #ALATT, we had to reach out to learn more! She graciously agreed to share more about her fantastic display, including the display templates that she cr...
Publish Date: Webinar / 12 September 2019
Join us to learn about connected learning programs and services for youth, and how the ConnectedLib Toolkit can help you build the skills you need to successfully implement them.
Publish Date: News / 30 July 2019
Creating inclusive and equitable school and public library programs for Black youth, Indigenous youth, and Youth of Color (BIYOC) requires knowledge about topics such as race and racism, implicit bias and microaggressions, cultural competence and cul...
Publish Date: News / 6 June 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...