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. 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.

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
High school age VolunTEENS manage content, respond to comments, and get to be creative representing the library running the @jclteensinthestacks Instagram page! visit @jclteensinthestacks

Parent/guardian resources

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


Online learning resources

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



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

Perpetual Pages

Find recommendations, list videos, reviews, book hauls, monthly, comic/manga discussions, and more from a reader with an eclectic taste who advocates for marginalized communities.


Starlah reads

Explore Starlah's book reviews, reading challenges, and book recommendations every week with a focus on fantasy, science fiction, horror, hard-hitting contemporary, manga, and graphic novels.

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This Story Ain't Over

Follow this Canada-based BookTuber for bullet journaling tips, book recommendations, reading challenges, and more with a focus on young adult content.

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 boxes is full. 

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 operations policies including the ALA Free Access for Minors policy.