Young Adult Services

COLLECTIONS, MATERIALS, AND PROGRAMMING AVAILABLE:

In the Young Adult area, visitors will find books for teen and preteen readers, fiction and non-fiction. Also included in this area are Graphic Novels, Magazines, DVDs and Audiobooks.

COLLECTIONS:

Young Adult Fiction (YA) are books that are suitable for teen readers, ages 13 to 18. Many of the books in this section are a collection of series books or stand alone works. IMG_1630Popular series such as Hunger Games, Divergent and the Selection can be found in this section.

Young Adult Non-Fiction and Biographies are books that are based on real facts, real people, and true events. These books are great for research-based projects, but can be read for entertainment as well. Books found in this section range from healthy living, technological advances and social issues, to cook books, entertainers and authors, and other topics of interest for curious minds.

Graphic Novels (YA GRAPHIC) are a growing collection of novels in comic book format. Manga can be found in this section along with other popular titles such as Marvel Girl and the illustrated Dr. Who novels.

Audio Books (YA CDBK) are only available in CD format.

Movies (DVD Y) are available in our growing collection in DVD format. The collection includes movie adaptations of popular teen books.

Magazines are available for teen readers. Magazines may not be checked out, but can be used in the library. Currently our subscription list includes: J-14, Seventeen and Teen Vogue.

 

Computers: 

There are six computers in the Young Adult section. These are only available for teen use and can only be accessed by patrons 12-18 years of age with a valid PINES library card. Every computer in this section is internet accessible and equipped with Microsoft Suite. Personal headphones can be used with these computers or headphones can be requested only at the Youth Services Desk.

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DATABASES

AR Bookfind
Explora for Middle School
Explora for High School
Galileo
Learning Express
Mango Languages

 

PROGRAMMING

The Youth Services Department offers many programs in a seasonal format for all ages: babies to teens. Youth Services staff members are experienced and enthusiastic about offering activities that are meaningful and fun for children of all ages. For a full list current programs check out our calendar of events. All programs, events, and classes are free and open to the public.

Wii at the Library: Wii @ the Library Game Nights focus on friends and family getting together to play Wii games such as Mario Bros., Wii Sports and more. All ages are welcome.

Summer Reading: Every year, the Summer Reading Program begins on the Saturday after Rockdale County School System’s last day of school. The program is always quite popular as children and teens read as many books as they can for fun, prizes, and recognition. In addition to reading, there are is the exciting “Thrilling Thursdays” performance series, where performing artists entertain and educate through music, dance, magic, puppetry and storytelling. Parents can participate in summer reading too! Adult Services provides a Summer Reading programming for Adults. Visit the Adult Services page for more information.

Anime & Manga Club: (2nd Thursday of each month) The Anime and Manga club is a place for fans to come together and talk about favorite books and movies in the genre, enjoy snacks and also watch the club-nominated “Anime Movie of the Month”.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB): The Conyers-Rockdale Library System Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is made up of involved, creative teens (ages 13 -18) that influence change in their library. From programming to the very materials provided in the Young Adult section, the TAB has a hand in planning it all. The TAB is also the volunteering opportunity provided by the Youth Services Department towards earning community service hours for your school, club or organization.
For more information, visit the Teen Advisory Board page.