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.

Winter Reading Challenge

All ages are invited to participate in Josephine Community Library’s virtual Winter Reading Challenge. The challenge can be completed at your own pace through March 31. Track time spent reading through the challenge portal to earn free books and enter virtual raffles for prizes.

Individuals and families can get started by  register their account. For mobile devices, the Beanstack Tracker app is also available for free.

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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!