Libraries - teenagers and young adults

Teenagers and young adults

Reading Hack

Reading Hack is a programme led by young people aged 13 to 24 who do reading related activities and volunteering in libraries.

As a Reading Hack volunteer you will:

  • build skills
  • get experience for your CV
  • meet new people
  • support your community
  • have a fun, rewarding experience by helping others enjoy reading
  • Duke of Edinburgh and other accreditation schemes are welcome

Become a Reading Hack volunteer and help children read with the Summer Reading Challenge 2018.

Find out more about volunteering, call Lucy on 01202 262455 or email

'Cover-to-Cover' Teenage Book Group

Poole Central Library, 1st Wednesday of every month (term time), 4.30pm to 5.30pm.

Books, snacks and drinks. All for free, no need to book, just come along!

Teenage and Young Adult's Loyalty Card

If you are aged 13 to 24 you are entitled to some great rewards, including free DVD or CD hire, after six visits to your local library (subject to availability and age restrictions). Ask staff for details.

NSPCC and Childline

If you are a child or young adult under 19 and need help with any issue you're going through you can contact Childline, or call 0800 1111.

If you are concerned about the safety and welfare of a child or young adult you know, you can contact the NSPCC, or call 0808 800 5000.

Page last updated: 16 August 2019
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