Young Adults

If you are aged between 12 and 18, Shoalhaven Libraries offer loads of resources to help you meet new people, try a new activity or support your studies. Come on in and relax, have fun, learn, get help and access our awesome range of free stuff! School holiday events, WiFi, educational resources, Inklings Young Writers group, computers and more, all free and yours to use!

We have many resources available at the library that are targeted for youth:

  • Youth Fiction: Extensive range of title for young adults
  • Youth Non-Fiction: Collection with a focus on lifestyle
  • HSC Collection: Study guides, exam papers, set texts and infocus article service
  • School Certificate Collection: Study guides for School Certificate
  • Magazines: Wide range of titles including SLAM, Waves, Dolly, Frankie and Dance Train
  • Audiobooks: Listen to books on disc

We also offer a range of services including:

  • HSC workshops
  • Readers' advisory
  • Youth Week, which is an annual event with fun activities.

Inklings is a creative writing group for young adults aged 11-18 yrs. Inklings meet on the last Wednesday of the month at Nowra Library. 
Our meetings are relaxed and fun, so if you have a story to tell, love to write, or just want to know more about writing, come along! We would love to see you there!

For more information, please call Kelly on 4429 3719 or e-mail Kelly Woods

Check out these useful links about youth and literature:


SpineOut 220w

An interactive magazine aimed at Young Adults from the ages of 12 -18 years to help them express themselves creatively through their writing, lyrics or through artwork, videos or poems, SpineOut is the place they can submit these works for publication. SpineOut is written by them and for them.

Inside a Dog Logo

Inside a dog
this site promotes young adult literature, highlighting Australian writers and their work, and includes the best of the international scene.

Push Logo

this website is dedicated to new voices and new authors and you can read their stories online.

Heywire Logo

this is a website promoting a youth writing competition and a space for young people to share their stories.

Splash ABC Logo

an education website from the ABC packed with 100s of videos, audio clips and games.

Queensland University of Technology Logo

Create a Better Online You
a website developed by the Queensland University of Technology that promotes the safe and positive use of social media and educates about online bullying and harrasment.

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