Teen Spotlight

Yellow House (linoleum block print) by student N. Robinson

 

This month, a library in suburban Boston is demonstrating how libraries are working with their communities to involve young people in the arts.

The Newton Free Library in Newton, Mass., is opening its new Young Adult Gallery...

Queen of Teen Cathy Cassidy

Cathy Cassidy, author of books like Dizzy, ...

“Anything that gets kids into reading is fantastic,” says Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe, who recently posed for an ALA Celebrity READ poster along with...

Rosie the Riveter image

Every day teenagers are confronted with complex challenges. Along with the obligations of school, they are also working to figure out where they belong in their social circle, their family, and their global community. The Chicago Public Library...

Book cover: Marcello in the Real World

Marcelo in the Real World, written by lawyer Francisco X. Stork, is the winner of the Schneider Family Book Award in the...

Teens performing at the Reader's Theater Project

Like all great plays, the show on this cold January night had it all. Conflict. Emotion. Humor.

Book cover Mare's War

The Coretta Scott King Book Award, awarded yearly by the American Library Association, recognizes the best books by African American authors and illustrators about the African American experience. In this, the third in a series of articles...

Express Yourself

The New Year is the perfect time for exploring your interests and trying new things. Everyone is creative in some way, and it’s fun to have a hobby. But how do you know how to develop your talent or passion? The library offers a variety of...

waitress

A part-time job not only brings in extra cash, but it can teach you life-long skills. Lisa Sohmer, director of college counseling at Garden School in Jackson Heights, New York, believes that part-time work teaches teenagers valuable lessons,...

Mother and daughter crafting

It’s the season for giving, but sometimes “giving” can be stressful; buying presents can get expensive. However, the best gifts are not from the store but from the heart. Have you considered making presents for your friends and...