Young Adult Services

Young Adult Services provides a full range of print and digital resources, including books, magazines, comics, e-books, and audiobooks, suitable for teens from middle school through high school, and engages young adults with specialty programming and resources right in our Loft including a gaming system, board games, and daily self directed activities.

Reading Resources

Book Awards

  • Green Mountain Book Award: Initiated in 2005, this is a reader’s choice award for Vermont students in grades 9 – 12. The program is intended to encourage high schoolers to become enthusiastic and discriminating readers.
  • YALSA Book and Media Awards for Libraries: Search 4,000+ teen books, audiobooks, and films from book awards and book lists selected by YALSA, the Young Adult Library Services Association.

Colleges and Universities

Technical Schools

College Guides

College Prep and Financial Aid Resources

Career Counseling

Issues for Teens

  • Above the Influence: Anything that makes you less than you is not for you, especially drugs and alcohol.
  • Do Something: Would you like to change the world? This site will show you how!
  • Rock the Vote: Learn how your vote can make a difference, register to vote, and get politically involved.
  • SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions): See how you can help yourself and others make positive decisions in your everyday lives.
  • TeensHealth: Get honest, accurate, and doctor-approved information and advice about health, emotions, and life.
  • The Trevor Project: Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

Arts and Culture

  • Merlyn’s Pen: Search a treasure chest of fiction, poems and essays by top teen writers.
  • Poetry Out Loud: Nervous about reciting? Unsure of where to start? Don’t be! Everything you need to help you perform a successful recitation is right here.
  • TeenInk: This national teen magazine, book series, and website is devoted entirely to teenage writing and art.