Young Adults  (YA)

 
About

Whether you are interested in having fun, homework help, college planning, or job hunting, the Library has an awesome variety of materials, programs, and resources just for you.  Find the latest and the best in young adult books -many are available in audiobook and eBook format too.  The Library also has online resources and books to get you ready for life after high school. 

 

The Library also has a space dedicated just for Young Adults!  The Young Adult Lounge is located on the Main Floor.  Inside you will find books, graphics, manga, board games, charging stations, and rotating activities to complete by yourself or with a group of friends.

 

The Library is looking forward to meeting you and listening to your ideas and suggestions about the young adult collection or programs!  

 
Summer Reading
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Summer Reading Is Coming June 1st!

Summer Reading begins June 1st & runs through July 31st! 

Registration begins on June 1st & you can start reading right away! 

Getting started late?  That's okay!  Register ANYTIME during the summer at the Library!  Everyone from birth through adult can participate!

Check out the Summer Reading Page for more information!

 
YA Picks

Look no further for ideas about what to read next. Check out our Teen Reader Resources for Staff Picks, Best Seller Lists, Award Winning Book Lists, and Reading Recommendations & Reviews . We also hope you'll stop by the library for our awesome selection of books, CDs, and movies - or just to use the Internet or hang out in the YA section.
 

Is there a book you hope we'll buy? Fill out our Suggest a Purchase Form!  Do you have a comment or an idea for us? Need help finding something or have a question about the library? Contact us at library@vwarner.org, chat with a staff member.

 
YA Programs

Upcoming Programs!

  • Jul 07, 4:00 PM
    Clinton, 310 N Quincy St, Clinton, IL 61727, USA
    Sushi is one of the world's favorite ways to consume seafood, and if you're a fan these candles will look good enough to eat! Roll up your own beeswax candle in your favorite sushi shape with us! All supplies will be provided. Spots are limited and registration is required for this teen program. Age
  • Jul 11, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM CDT
    Vespasian Warner Library, 310 N Quincy St, Clinton, IL 61727, USA
    Are you interested in Dungeons and Dragons but don't know where to start? Join us at this teen program to learn the basics of D&D and build your very own character you can play at upcoming library programming or with your own group! Drop in any time between 3 and 5pm to get some D&D help!
  • Jul 12, 1:00 PM
    Vespasian Warner Library, 310 N Quincy St, Clinton, IL 61727, USA
    High in a remote mountain range filled with gold & silver, an adventuring party is sent to a mine closed decades ago to cleanse the mysterious evil uncovered in it. Bring your own 4th level D&D character or use one provided by the library to complete this classic dungeon crawl. Spots are limited.
  • Jul 19, 9:00 AM
    Vespasian Warner Library, 310 N Quincy St, Clinton, IL 61727, USA
    The James Webb Space Telescope launched into space on December 25, 2021. Get a look at some of the first images captured & participate in a fun activity to learn more about the telescope and outer space. This is a drop-in event for all ages & registration is not required.
  • Jul 21, 5:30 PM
    Vespasian Warner Library, 310 N Quincy St, Clinton, IL 61727, USA
    Local horror author S.M. Cornthwaite will be joining us for an evening of summer scares as he reads from one of his children's horror books and discusses what inspires his writing. Make sure to register in advance for this evening of spooktacular fun-- you won't want to miss it! Ages 7+.
  • Jul 23, 11:00 AM
    Vespasian Warner Library, 310 N Quincy St, Clinton, IL 61727, USA
    This end of summer celebration is sure to make a splash! Join us for outdoor fun & games, a free picnic for the community, and a magical performance from the hilarious Chef Bananas! We can't wait to see you there! Advance registration is required for this all-ages program.
  • Jul 26, 1:00 PM
    Vespasian Warner Library, 310 N Quincy St, Clinton, IL 61727, USA
    A group of veteran adventurers find themselves really drawn into a fairytale about Lurue the Unicorn. Can they find their way out of the story and back home? Bring your own 8th level D&D character or use one provided by the library. Spots are limited and registration is required.