Teen Spotlight

Teens have spoken! The winners of the 2913 Teens' Top Ten are in!

The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, with teens nominating and choosing their favorite books of the previous year. Voting for the 2013 Teens’...

Screenshot: Neil Gaiman in a graveyard

All Hallow's Read! The idea is simple.  This Halloween give someone a scary book to read.  While collecting as much candy as humanly possible is very important - especially to kids - sharing a love of reading is even more important....

Dare to read for the fun of it

Each October, during Teen Read Week, teens from  across the country vote online at  for their favorite books from a list of 25 nominations chosen by teen book clubs from across the country.

The “Teens’ Top Ten”...

University of San Francisco graduation 2010

Choosing a college is a huge responsibility. For that reason, it’s a good idea to take some time to think about it and to put your thoughts in order.

Although your parents are probably going to help you pay for college, the...

Teen girl using a camera

From the interested novice to the accomplished amateur, and all levels in between, teen photography programs at the library offer a little something for everyone. Encourage the young person in your life to check out the library sponsored photo...

In our hyper-connected world, there is something delightfully irresistible about a blank sheet of paper.

Before the script, before the book, before the masterpiece, there is the idea. Well…the idea, and the blank sheet of paper....

Video camera

Chances are a library near you has hosted or is soon to host a teen filmmaking workshop. This could be the perfect time to bring your talents to bear with both business pros and other teens, all of whom will challenge your thinking, enhance your...

girl in graduation cap

It may be the most important decision of a young person's life. Choosing the right college can pave the way to lifelong success. But it is a daunting task that involves navigating a blizzard of paperwork.

Help, however, is available at...

A play being written.

Have you always considered yourself the next William Shakespeare, August Wilson, or Suzan-Lori Parks? Young Playwrights Inc.’s National Playwriting Competition is a great way to...