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Teens


Volunteens

Teens in 6th-12th grade can sign up for a two hour time slot twice a week. Volunteering will begin March 4th. Applications will be available starting March 1st. If you already signed up from the Fall/Winter season, you can continue to volunteer at your regularly scheduled time.


Project Next Generation

Our Library has received a Year 10 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). 

you can be a Mechanic!

Tuesday, May 7 • 6-8 pm

Tuesday, May 14 • 6-8 pm

Tuesday, May 21 • 6-8 pm

Use engine model building kits to learn the inner workings of a car engine. Build a jeep and a racecar! Snacks and breaks will be provided during the sessions. This program is for ages 10-18 years old. Please feel free to bring an adult along with you to join in the fun. Please email the Youth Services team at png@chicagoridgelibrary.org 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, May 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Every Monday starting March 4 participants in grades 3-12 can stop by for some gaming! Video games and chess games will be available to play!

Tue, May 21, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room
Use engine model building kits to learn the inner workings of a car engine. Build a jeep and a racecar! Ages 10 and up.

Fri, May 24, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Visit the library to learn about all of the great things that happened during PNG this year.

Fri, May 24, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Visit the library to learn about all the great things that happened during PNG this year.

Fri, May 24, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Keep up the good work reading your battle books to prepare for the 2024 Monarch, Bluestem, and Caudill battles this Spring.


Online Resources for Teens

  • PNG You Can Be a Mechanic
NEW TEEN BOOKS
  • May 13
    • Homebody
    • Punk rock karaoke
    • The kill factor
    • What's eating Jackie Oh?
    • I'll be waiting for you
    • The poisons we drink
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