Young Adult Services

It’s Showtime at Your Library - Young AdultsSummer Reading Pogram for Young Adults


Volunteers
The Inglewood Public Library is currently accepting applications from individuals who would like to volunteer in the library. Volunteers must be at least 15 1/2 years of age.  We have openings in the following areas:

Homework HelpersOn a weekly basis, help children with their homework.
Cyber VolunteersAfter training, assist the teacher and students in our 8-week computer classes.
Reading PartnersRead aloud to children or listen to children read aloud.
Special Interest VolunteersCreate a new library program or join the Teen Advisory Board.
Veteran Resource Center VolunteersHelp veterans and their family members apply for their benefits.

If you are interested in applying to be a Volunteer in the Inglewood Public Library, you will need to complete a Teen or Adult Volunteer Opportunities application which you can find HERE.  Complete the form and email it to pgreene@cityofinglewood.org or turn it in to any public desk in the library.  We will get back to you as soon as possible. Once selected to be a volunteer, you will also need to complete an additional City of Inglewood Volunteer Application with specific document requirements before beginning your volunteer work in the Library.  We look forward to working with you!


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.
Teens HealthMedline PluaNatioinal Suicide Prevention HotlineTeen Line
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Calendar of Teen Programs



Teen ClubVirtual Reality

Teen Club 
Every Friday
3:00 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.
Oculus – Virtual Reality  
Every Wednesday
2:30 p.m. - 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


 

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 Advisory Board


Come and make a difference by joining the Inglewood Library Teen Advisory Board. 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.


Contact


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.
Linda Silba
lsilba@cityofinglewood.org
310-412-4280