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.
A Cloud of Outrageous BlueVesper Stamper
Cemetery BoysAiden Thomas
Darius the Great Deserves BetterAdib Khorram
El instante amarilloBernardo Fernandez
Felix Ever AfterKacen Callender
I’ll be the OneLyla Lee
Let Me Hear a RhymeTiffany D Jackson
Piper PerishKayla Cagan
Shuri: Wakanda ForeverNnedi Okorafor
Find a plethora of entertaining book reviews on all things fantasy and YA. Ellias’s BookTube is a great channel for readers who want a full picture of a book lover within and beyond their passion for reading.
Joel is a Welsh BookTuber who likes to dip into any genre. Some of his favorites are science fiction and fantasy, YA, romance, manga, and Black authors specifically.
Cindy Pham is booktuber and art director with a channel focused on hilarious fantasy and YA book reviews. She has also reviewed and reacted to music, television, and film, particularly if they are adaptations.
College prep kits
While supplies last, high school juniors and seniors, and recent grads can get a college prep kit with tons of resources to help you survive your first year of higher education. Learn how to successfully complete applications, what to know before you go, and more! The kit includes books, information about financial aid, a planner, and several school supplies.
Funding for College Prep Kits is made possible by the Rotary Club of Grants Pass and Cheney Foundation.
To reserve a kit, email email@example.com.
Gain the skills and experience needed to boost resumes and college applications all while making friends at the library. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to fill out an application or for more information about volunteer opportunities for teens.
We all want our youth to grow up happy, healthy, and feeling understood. The library can help.VIEW ALL
Online learning resources
Our librarians have curated a collection of fun and engaging online learning resources for young adults.VIEW ALL
Staff and VolunTEEN picks
“Cemetery Boys” by Aiden Thomas
"In this YA fantasy, Yadriel, Julian, and Maritza are a compelling trio to wander with on the streets of L.A. and around a cemetery full of ghosts. As they work to solve both Julian and Yadriel’s cousin’s murders, their investigations lead around twists and turns that you might predict and others you won’t see coming." – Jessica
“Good Girl, Bad Blood” & “A Good Girls Guide to Murder” by Holly Jackson
"This YA Murder Mystery series is a keep-you-guessing, action-packed page turner. I spent the whole time rooting for our main character, Pip, who has jumped in over her head with all the best intentions of giving a ghost the benefit of the doubt while solving a closed-case, small town murder." – Roberta
"Gideon the Ninth" by Tamsyn Muir
"Gideon the Ninth is exciting, fun, and oh so flashy. Tamsyn's unique way of describing scenes and dialogue make for a very entertaining read! I would definitely recommend to anyone who enjoys strong character dynamics- as well as drama, swords, and necromancy!" – Nico