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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News / Last Modified: 10 January 2018
A collection of resources, webinars, courses, video, and articles on libraries and how they serve the homeless in their communities.
News / Last Modified: 08 January 2018
Upon hearing news of First Lady Michelle Obama's surprise visit to school and community gardens, we thought it would be a good time to collect together a list of related resources and examples of libraries who are creating gardens and hosting garden ...
News / Last Modified: 02 January 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...
News / Last Modified: 28 December 2017
STEAM learning (that's science, technology, engineering, art and math) and programming are increasingly popular in public libraries. Check out this collection of inspiring resources that can help make the case for introducing or expanding STEAM in yo...
Webinar / Last Modified: 21 December 2017
In this webinar, learn how to create engaging and skill-building STE(A)M programs for kids from preschool age to teenage.
Webinar / Last Modified: 14 December 2017
Join this webinar to learn how to grow a maker space or creation space in your library.
News / Last Modified: 14 December 2017
Scientific discovery and technological innovation play a major role in meeting the challenges of the 21st century. By expanding participation in STEM education, libraries are helping to prepare the next generations to meet these challenges.
News / Last Modified: 07 December 2017
Looking to bring STEM programming and activities to your library? Opportunities are available through the STAR Library Network which include a new exhibit on exoplanets that is funded by NASA's Universe of Learning program. There is also an upcoming ...
Webinar / Last Modified: 22 November 2017
Archive and associated resources for the February 15, 2011, webinar with Carol Evrard, Jenny Sitzman, Janet Ingraham Dwyer and Melanie Lyttle on library reading initiatives for libraries.
Webinar / Last Modified: 08 November 2017
A webinar on tabletop games including an overview of game types and how public libraries are using them for programming and projects to grow 21st century skills.