Teens and tweens

Find digital resources, reading recommendations, leadership opportunities, and special programs for teens and tweens, all at the library.  Our Grants Pass and Illinois Valley branches include a dedicated room for teens, which we’ve stocked with specialized collections of young adult titles. These spaces are yours to explore, study, discover, create, and connect.

Recommended reading

Dive into our curated recommendations of ebooks, audiobooks, blogs, and more.


Online learning resources

Our librarians have curated a collection of fun and engaging online learning resources for young adults.


Youth virtual book club

During September, youth ages 10–14 are invited to join the library’s first youth virtual book club reading “El Deafo” by Cece Bell through Google Classroom. All participants will receive a free copy of the book. Discussion questions will be posted weekly and youth can participate at their own pace.

Registration is required. To register and for more information, email info@josephinelibrary.org or call 541-476-0571.

Parent and guardian resources

We all want our youth to grow up happy, healthy, and feeling understood. The library can help.  

Volunteer opportunities

Gain the skills and experience needed to boost resumes and college applications all while making friends at the library. Email us at info@josephinelibrary.org to fill out an application or for more information about volunteer opportunities for teens.

Learn more about our volunteer programs for teens/tweens, such as the Teen advisory board (TAB) and our VolunTEEN program. LEARN MORE

VolunTEENS Instagram

Get involved from the comfort of your own home by joining the team of VolunTEENS running the @jclteensinthestacks Instagram page. High school age students manage content, respond to comments, and get to be creative representing the library!