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Young Adult Services

Branches of the St. Charles City-County Library District shall have an area devoted to Young Adults (YA) – teens approximately between the ages of 13 and 18.  This area is designed to provide a bridge between the Children’s area and the Adult area.   Materials in this area will include, but not limited to popular and award-winning books, audios, magazines and graphic novels.  All items in this collection are marked with “YA”.  The materials in the Young Adult area have more mature content than the material in the Children’s area. 

Parents and/or legal guardians are responsible for the use of the YA collection by their own minor children.

Through internal and external training the District will develop staff familiar with YA materials to assist teens and parents as they search the YA collection.  The Library District will offer programs designed especially for teens to encourage use of library resources.  Programs and activities will be designed by staff to be age appropriate, to appeal to teens, and to explore the diverse resources available to them in the library. 

         Approved 12/11/2006