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.

2022 Summer Reading Program

From June through August, venture along this summer’s reading adventure through the Summer Reading Program — this year’s theme is “Read beyond the beaten path.” Register today!

Teen/Tween Book Boxes

Each season, 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 are 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.

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 content, and their general love for all things literary. Here are some favorites.

Poland Bananas Books

Join Christine Riccio and discuss the various subgenres of YA and go deep into the fandom of some of the biggest authors and books in the YA world.


Nai’a Kamehanaokala Perkins is a YA fantasy book lover who loves to share her current reads, most anticipated books, and reading habits.

Booked With Jameelah

An aspiring author herself, Jameelah is obsessed with fantasy and keeps her audience up to date on new releases through her popular book haul series.

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.

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.