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Teens in grades 6-12 can sign up for a two hour time slot once a week.  Volunteering will begin on June 12. Applications will also be available starting June 1st. 

Project Next Generation

Our Library has received a Year 9 Project Next Generation grant! Funding for Project Next Generation is provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Secretary of State/Illinois State Library under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). 

Virtual Reality

Children ages 10 and up are invited to explore and play by using VR headsets. Tweens and teens will use Virtual Reality to travel to museums, historical sites, outerspace, underwater, and more! Please email the Youth Services team at to sign-up and for more information. 

If you would like to be a mentor to our youth, please ask for more information at the Youth Services desk. Our previous grants have earned exemplary status, meaning that our library is serving as a model for other libraries in the state of Illinois.

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Upcoming Events for Teens

Tue, May 30, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room
Visit the library to learn about all of the great things that happened during the Project Next Generation Program this year!

Tue, May 30, 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Use virtual reality to travel to museums, historical sites, outer space, underwater, into the human body and more! *For students in 4th-12th grade*

Online Resources for Teens

  • Virtual Reality
  • April 4
    • Silver in the Bone
    • Queen Bee
    • Never Vacation with your ex
    • Divine rivals : a novel
    • Danger and other unknown risks
    • Blood Debts
2024 Abe Lincoln Award Books
  • 2024 Abe Lincoln Award Books
    • Clap When You Land
    • Kate in Waiting
    • Huda F Are You?
    • Dancing at the Pity Party
    • You'd Be Home Now
    • Heretics Anonymous
    • The Weight of Blood
    • We Are Not Broken
    • Fat Chance, Charlie Vega
    • Be Not Far From Me
    • #MurderTrending
    • I Kissed Shara Wheeler
    • I Must Betray You
    • The Girls I've Been
    • All My Rage
    • Project Hail Mary
    • The Assignment
    • Dragon Hoops