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.

2021 Summer Reading Program

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Embark on a colorful summer reading adventure through the 2021 Summer Reading Program. Each month, unlock a new set of summer reading activities, recommended reading, craft kits, and virtual programs for all ages. All online and printable materials available in English and Spanish.

Quarterly book boxes

Each quarter, teens and tweens ages 10+ can sign up to receive an age-appropriate book box with one free book and an assortment of goodies to enjoy. There is a limited number of boxes available each time and priority may be given to teens and tweens who have not had a chance to participate in the program yet.

Registration for summer book box is open until Friday, June 25.

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.


Parent and guardian resources

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

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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

YouthLine: A teen crisis helpline

YouthLine is a free, confidential teen-to-teen crisis and help line. Call, text, chat, or email them with anything that may be bothering you.

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!