“This report provides a roadmap for the library community for working with teens,” said Shannon Peterson, YALSA President. “It explains the shift occurring, what our core missions and values must be, and provides recommended strategies for moving forward into the future.”
The report is a call to action for the library community. It provides recommendations on how libraries must address challenges and re-envision their teen services in order to meet the needs of their individual communities and to collectively ensure that the nation’s 40+ million teens develop the skills they need to be productive citizens. By acting on this call, the library community can work within their own local communities to create the kind of spaces, services and opportunities that today’s teens need in order to succeed in school and in life.