Welcome to Young Adult Services
While the library is closed, we hope you will visit with us online! We miss all of you, and are looking forward to when we can see you again at the library. In the meantime, get ready for our annual Summer Challenge! We are launching a fun and exciting program where you will read, complete activities and earn raffle tickets for chances to win real prizes! Registration opens June 8 and the program runs from June 22 - August 22!
Be well and wash your hands.
Katie & Barb
Virtual Field Trips:
- Visit an Aquarium or Zoo
- New England Aquarium - borrow our museum pass when we/they reopen to the public!
- Home Safari - Cincinnati Zoo Facebook Live at 3 pm
Visit a Museum
- The Center for Wildlife - Meet the Ambassadors (also available as Facebook live)
- Pittsburgh Zoo Penguins
- San Diego Zoo - Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!
- Monterey Bay Aquarium
- Georgia Aquarium
- Exlpore.org - a variety of educational live web cams.
- Zooniverse: Online educational projects and information to try at home.
- Project Gutenberg – Project Gutenberg offers a database of over 42,000 free eBooks for your Nook, Kindle, or nearly any other eReader! Many classics are available and the books are yours to keep once you download them!
- National Gallery of Art Online
- National Jukebox – Historical recordings from the Library of Congress
- How Stuff Works An amazing site that explains hundreds of things you might be curious about, with new features every day.
- #StoryMarch - #StoryMarch might be a fun way for all artists of every age to stretch themselves a little and have fun.
- #ScienceStory - What's your science story?
- Learn to Drive - Access free tests specifically based on the state’s DMV materials
- Make Project Library - What will you make?
- Financial Aid Toolkit — Consolidates Federal Student Aid resources into a searchable online database.
- College Navigator — Compare Colleges and Universities with the U.S. Department of Education website tool.
- Affordable Colleges Online — Search accredited online colleges by degree, state, and affordability.
- Funding for College
- Fill out your FAFSA online!
- The Princeton Review Online — Lots of great information for the college-bound student!
- College Board
ALL ABOUT THE YOUNG ADULT SPACE
The YOUNG ADULT SPACE at the York Public Library offers an area specifically for our patrons in 5th - 12th grade, and is located on the lower level of the library.
The YA READING ROOM is reserved for quiet study and reading ONLY. The Reading Room is also where you will find the young adult collection. The YA collection offers fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, & popular magazines to borrow. We also have a selection of comic books to browse while in the library. Our comic book collection is delicate and does not circulate at this time.
If you are looking for a more energetic library experience you may use the YA PROGRAM ROOM. The YA PROGRAM ROOM permits chatting at a reasonable level, socializing, snacks, and has a variety of games and activities for you to enjoy with your friends.
NEED HELP? Ask for Katie or Barb!
Disclaimer: York Public Library offers this page for use primarily by tweens/teens. The listed sites cover a variety of topics that may be of interest to people between 10 and 18. The Library recognizes that teens develop at different rates and in different ways and therefore encourages parents to be actively involved in helping determine the appropriateness of the Internet in general as well as any particular sites for their individual young adult. Recommendations are for the sites listed, not for sites linked to from the resources listed here.