Young Adults & Teens

  • Two Opportunities to Develop Tech Skills with Geek Squad Academy and Best Buy Teen Tech Centers

    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.

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  • STEM Learning Opportunities Available Through the STAR Library Network

    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 ...

  • Shoestring Digital Media Lab: How one little underfunded library made it happen

    The year was 2012 and several large public libraries were pioneering high-tech digital medial labs as an innovative approach to engaging a diverse audience of teens. Tameca Beckett attended PLA in Philadelphia as the Youth Services Librarian for Laur...

  • Board Games: Rapid Review Roundup

    Welcome to Rapid Review Roundup! In each Roundup I will pull five games of a similar theme, mechanism, or age demographic and provide a brief overview of each. I'll discuss how they play and what I think of them. In this edition, let’s examine some c...

  • Resources on Libraries and Homelessness

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

  • Free Resources and Opportunities to Celebrate NASA @ My Library Events

    Celebrate the excitement of NASA exploration and discovery through upcoming national events and resources provided through the STAR Library Education Network (STAR_Net).

    STAR_Net is a hands-on learning network for libraries and their communiti...

  • Best Board Games of 2016

    This year was an amazing year in board games with many games popping up perfect for the library. As I stated in 2015, it is nearly impossible to play and review even a large portion of all of the games that come out in a year. And it is even harder t...

  • Teens as Partners: Successful Teen Services

    WebJunction recently hosted Library Journal Mover & Shaker Courtney Saldana for a webinar on her area of expertise: teen services. The information she shared was very valuable and her enthusiasm for working with teens was infectious.

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  • Gamers' Advisory: Board Games for Two

    Board games are picking up steam in libraries and "the golden age of board gaming" is going strong. Two years of having a circulating board game collection at the Bucks County Library System has affirmed this and a few things for me: you do...

  • New STEM Resources for Libraries

    New free sources of robust information and resources on STEM specifically for libraries have just been released by STAR_Net and by Kitsap Regional Library.

    STAR_Net (an initiative by the Space Science Institute's National Center for Interactiv...