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Teens in 6th-12th grade can sign up for a two hour time slot twice a week. Volunteering will begin December 4th. Applications will be available starting December 1st. If you already signed up from the Fall 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 an architect!

Sunday, January 21 • 12:30 - 2:30pm

Saturday, January 27 • 2 - 4pm

Sunday, January 28 • 12:30 - 2:30pm

Build a variety of roller coasters - single loop, double loop, the twisted lizard, bionic blast; swing rides; and design and build a house.  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 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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  • November 28
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    • The brothers Hawthorne
    • What the river knows : a novel
    • Stephen McCranie's Space Boy. Volume 17
    • Tag, you're dead
    • My cat is such a weirdo. 1
    • Vengeance of the pirate queen
    • Eve : children of the moon
    • Tower of god. 2
2024 Abe Lincoln Award Books
  • 2024 Abe Lincoln Award Books
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    • Kate in Waiting
    • Huda F Are You?
    • Dancing at the Pity Party
    • You'd Be Home Now
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    • 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
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