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Teens


Volunteens

Teens in grades 6-12 can sign up for a two hour time slot once a week.  Volunteering will begin on June 13 and end August 19. Applications will be available starting June 1. 


Project Next Generation

Our Library has received a Year 8 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). 

Gardening Club

Children ages 10 and up are invited to explore and learn all about gardening. Use root viewers, learn about hydroponic gardening, create a Mars Greenhouse, and even grow a maze! Please email the Youth Services team at png@chicagoridgelibrary.org to sign-up and for more information. 

Lego Engineering Club

Children ages 10 and up are invited to explore and play by using a variety of Lego sets. Tweens and teens will learn how to build various simple machines, interactive video games, and Lego creations that move. Please email the Youth Services team at png@chicagoridgelibrary.org 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

Mon, Aug 08, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Each Monday a new craft will be available for pickup to take home and complete. Crafts are available throughout the week while supplies last.

Tue, Aug 09, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Meeting Room
Teens in 6th-12th grade will create a new art project each week.

Tue, Aug 09, 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room
Teens in 6th-12th grade will act out different skits each week.

Thu, Aug 11, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room
Build various simple machines, interactive video games, and Lego creations that move.

Mon, Aug 15, All day
Visit the library throughout the week on the following dates anytime that we are open to make a camp craft. If supplies run out, a different craft will be offered.

Mon, Aug 15, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Each Monday a new craft will be available for pickup to take home and complete. Crafts are available throughout the week while supplies last.

Tue, Aug 16, All day
Visit the library throughout the week on the following dates anytime that we are open to make a camp craft. If supplies run out, a different craft will be offered.

Wed, Aug 17, All day
Visit the library throughout the week on the following dates anytime that we are open to make a camp craft. If supplies run out, a different craft will be offered.

Thu, Aug 18, All day
Visit the library throughout the week on the following dates anytime that we are open to make a camp craft. If supplies run out, a different craft will be offered.

Fri, Aug 19, All day
Visit the library throughout the week on the following dates anytime that we are open to make a camp craft. If supplies run out, a different craft will be offered.

Sat, Aug 20, All day
Visit the library throughout the week on the following dates anytime that we are open to make a camp craft. If supplies run out, a different craft will be offered.

Mon, Aug 22, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Each Monday a new craft will be available for pickup to take home and complete. Crafts are available throughout the week while supplies last.


Online Resources for Teens

  • Teen Improv
NEW TEEN BOOKS
  • August 2
    • After life
    • Beasts of ruin
    • Into the Sublime
    • Crumbs
    • The witchery
    • Violet made of thorns
2023 Abe Lincoln Award Books
  • 2023 Abe Lincoln Award Books
    • Ace of Spades
    • How It All Blew Up
    • Love From A to Z
    • Firekeeper's daughter
    • We Are Not Free
    • Legendborn
    • Not so pure and simple
    • Almost American Girl: An Illustrated Memoir
    • Grown
    • Tokyo Ever After
    • You Should See Me in A Crown
    • Gender queer : a memoir
    • Elatsoe
    • Last Night at the Telegraph Club
    • Furia
    • The Loop
    • Game Changer
    • Today Tonight Tomorrow
    • Cemetery Boys
    • Check, Please