Teen Services at Adams County Library System are focused on young people ages 12 - 18.
The Adams County Library System helps teens build critical digital literacy skills, which they can use for homework help, to obtain scholarships, secure jobs, effectively manage their online identity and more. Because digital media plays an important part in a teens' life, we're working to ensure that teens are competent and ethical users of digital media, especially the nonprint resources offered, such as e-books, e-readers, databases, audiobooks, and social media.
Teens will find resources for planning for college, career choices, and more:
- Library of Congress
- Teens Health
- Occupational Outlook Handbook
- Bureau of Labor Statistics K-12
- PA DMV Teen Driver Information
- FAFSA (Federal Student Aid)
- Fastweb (Scholarships)
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Teen Read Week
Read For The Fun Of It!
Held each year during the third week of October, Teen Read Week is a national literacy initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association.
We encourage students in middle school and high school to explore and experience all the library has to offer. Books, electronic resources that can offer homework help or college prep, programs that dig deeper into literature or offer hands-on STEAM opportunities are all available at your library.
STEAM is the abbreviation for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. It's an integrated approach to learning that encourages students to think more broadly about real-world problems.
STEAM programs help students:
- Ask questions
- Connect the dots
- Problem solve
- Think creatively
- Be innovative
Throughout the year, Adams County Libraries offer students the opportunity to explore the world of STEAM through programs that challenge and enlighten. In addition, families can check out selected STEAM materials and continue the discovery process at home.
Teen Tech Week
Use your library as a bridge across the digital divide during Teen Tech Week, a national initiative sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) each March.
Teen Tech Week is when libraries make the time to showcase all of the great digital resources and services that are available to help teens succeed in school and prepare for college and 21st century careers.