decorative photo of one of our young adult shelves full of colorful books

YA (Young Adult)

Located upstairs in the northeast corner, the Young Adult section receives our continued focus in increasing its collection of engaging and relevant books for teens and young adults.  Rhea Kraft, our YA librarian, labors to provide selections of both current acclaim and timeless worth.

We post new additions frequently on this website, but you can also keep up to date by following us on  Facebook.  Periodically, we attempt to have a teen event, or activity, which we will also post here and on Facebook.

If you would like to be more involved, we would appreciate your feedback AND your suggestions!

Specifically, are there particular activities you and your friends would like to see offered here (and that you would actually be willing to participate in?)
 
How about a teen-only book discussion group?
 
Game night?
 
Maybe monthly clubs that focus on a particular hobby, art, or area of interest (drawing, knitting, Shakespeare, local politics...)?
 
Classes for something, anything (Latin, baking, book binding, coding, chess...)!
 
We love to chat here, so stop in anytime to let us know what you think; we would truly love to hear your ideas.

Spread the word to friends to follow us on Facebook or to come in and check out all the resources we offer; we have more than just books: there are YA audiobooks, movies, graphic novels, and non-fiction resources.  Remember, all currently enrolled River Bend School District students get a FREE card now, no matter where you live!

For more resources, information, recommended reading, book lists, or just any posts concerning YA and teens: just selectTEEN STUFF”, or “NEW ADDITIONS — YOUNG ADULTunder CATEGORIES (to your right), or click on any of the following links.

ABDO Digital Bookshelf for 5th – 12th Grade

AG IN THE CLASSROOM: Agriculture-related learning opportunities and information on many careers in agriculture

BIBLIOBOARD : Free e-books, accessible to anyone in the state of Illinois, without a library card

BOOK LISTS:  including but not limited to, the Abraham Lincoln and Rebecca Caudill winners, other highly esteemed book suggestions, and lists from what your peers have read and reviewed during our Summer Reading Program.

EBSCO COLLEGE PREP: FREE until June 30, 2020, these resources will help you get ready for taking the SAT, ACT, or GED test

EREAD ILLINOIS: Did you know your library card gives you FREE access to borrow e-books? It’s as easy as getting the account setup info from us and downloading an app. ‘Tis cool.

FREE DMV PRACTICE TESTS Practice for your written driving test with these free practice tests

HELPFUL ACADEMIC LINKS

HELPFUL COMMUNITY AND GOVERNMENT LINKS

ILLINOIS DIGITAL ARCHIVES : a digital repository of archival items in and related to the state of Illinois

JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD FREE E-BOOK COLLECTIONS

PRAIRIECAT CATALOG: Anything we don’t have is just a teeny form away; make an inter-library loan request with us and your book/resource will arrive here shortly. The catalog is to allow you to browse for things and/or to check if what you want is available in one of the other MANY libraries in our system. If you still can’t find it: tell us. We have mad skills and connections.

TUMBLE BOOKS AUDIOBOOKCLOUD: FREE until August 31, 2020, e-audiobooks for all ages

TUMBLE BOOKS TEENBOOKCLOUD : FREE until August 31, 2020, e-books for 7th-12th graders