Young Adult Services

Teen Resources 

College Prep 
Well on the way to achieving academic success and heading to college? The Inglewood Public Library offers a bevy of useful databases and resources to help you excel with your studies. From databases to research a topic paper to practice tests to better prepare for that tough midterm exam.
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Teen Issues

Health and Wellness 
The slings and arrows of being a teen can be harrowing. It’s important to strike a healthy balance between schoolwork and a robust social life. It can all be very overwhelming.  Fortunately, there are resources available to help you navigate that sometimes stressful school schedule.
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Teen Gallery

The Inglewood Public Library is bursting at the seams with enriching and engaging programming. Here’s a gallery of some of our exceptional patrons enjoying themselves and celebrating literacy and the value of libraries.
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Calendar of Teen Programs

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Teen Club 
Every Friday, 4:00 p.m.
YA Room

An opportunity for teens to unwind after school in a safe and relaxed environment and pursue their extracurricular interests. Activities include reading manga, watching anime, and playing tournament-style Nintendo Wii.
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Every Other Wednesday
4:00 p.m.

YA Room
Jump feet first into the emerging technology of augmented reality. The Inglewood Public Library encourages patrons to don a VR headset and explore digital worlds in a welcoming space. Curiosity encouraged
Film Screenings 
Every Other Thursday
5:00 p.m.

Lecture Hall
A film screening series carefully curated to slake your cinematic appetites. Relevant books are also compiled to accompany the films and primed for your perusal. Come on down. Comfy seats and film reverie await.


Recommended YA Reading

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YALSA -  Young Adult Library Services Association 
provides carefully curated booklists that cater specifically to the needs and interests of modern teens. If you’re on the lookout for a good YA item that is relevant to the issues you care about, YALSA is an ideal go-to resource for finding that perfect book to quench that readerly thirst.

2018 YALSA Best Teen Fiction  

2018 YALSA Best Graphic Novels  

YALSA's Teen Book Finder 
is a free online database and app to help teens, parents, librarians and library staff, educators, and anyone who loves YA literature access nearly 4,000 titles recognized YALSA's awards and lists on their smartphone.

Have an Android phone? Download the Android version now!

Have an iPod Touch or an iPhone? Download the iOS app now!


Teen Volunteers

Get involved with the library by becoming a volunteer. We're always on the lookout for homework-helpers and tutors with strong math and reading skills to lend a hand to our struggling students. We ask for a one-two hour commitment weekly, if possible, and for a minimum of three-months. A perfect way to serve your community. Contact the Young Adult Librarian for details.


Teen Council

Come and make a difference by joining the Inglewood Library Teen Council. An ideal opportunity to earn valuable experience collaborating with other like-minded individuals while advocating for libraries and library services. A chance to work closely with the Young Adult Librarian to build the YA collection, develop relevant and engaging library programs, and other useful skills and experiences.


Our Young Adult Librarian is committed to serving the needs of the youth of the community and is always receptive to feedback and suggestions. Do you have a book recommendation? Or ideas for Teen programming? Then we want to hear from you. All notes and comments welcome.

Opetoritse "Ritse" Adefolalu
[email protected]     
(310) 412-8708