Teens and tweens

Find digital resources, reading recommendations, leadership opportunities, and special programs for teens and tweens.  Our Grants Pass and Illinois Valley branches include a dedicated room for teens, which we’ve stocked with specialized collections of young adult titles.

Parent/guardian resources

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

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Online learning resources

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

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BookTubers

Everyday, thousands of YouTube content creators, or BookTubers, share videos about books they love (and hate), literacy, fandom content, and their general love for all things literary. Here are some favorites.

Myonna reads

An avid reader, Myonna is a 22-year-old BookTuber based in Michigan and a lover of all things horror, fantasy, and young adult.

Ariel Bissett

Reviewing everything from fiction to short story collections to graphic novels and poetry, Bissett also shares behind the scenes of the book publishing business.

Jesse the Reader

A young adult book lover, Jesse is known for his high energy YA reviews, as well as his fun and original reading challenges and book tag videos.

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.

Programs/events
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.

Access for minors

The library supports the intellectual freedom of minors as recommended by the American Library Association and library board of directors. See the library’s policies including the ALA Free Access for Minors policy.