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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 December 1st. Applications will also be available starting December 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 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, Jan 30, All day
Stop by the library during the week of January 30th- February 5th to make this fun craft!

Tue, Jan 31, All day
Stop by the library during the week of January 30th- February 5th to make this fun craft!

Tue, Jan 31, 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Meeting Room
Use Virtual Reality to travel to museums, historical sites. outer space, underwater, into the human body, and more! This program is for kids and teens in 4th-12th grade.

Wed, Feb 01, All day
Stop by the library during the week of January 30th- February 5th to make this fun craft!

Thu, Feb 02, All day
Stop by the library during the week of January 30th- February 5th to make this fun craft!

Thu, Feb 02, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Meeting Room
Use Virtual Reality to travel to museums, historical sites. outer space, underwater, into the human body, and more! This program is for kids and teens in 4th-12th grade.

Fri, Feb 03, All day
Stop by the library during the week of January 30th- February 5th to make this fun craft!

Sat, Feb 04, All day
Stop by the library during the week of January 30th- February 5th to make this fun craft!

Sun, Feb 05, All day
Stop by the library during the week of January 30th- February 5th to make this fun craft!

Mon, Feb 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Stop by for some gaming! For kids in 3rd - 12th grade!

Tue, Feb 07, 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Use Virtual Reality to travel to museums, historical sites. outer space, underwater, into the human body, and more! This program is for kids and teens in 4th-12th grade.

Tue, Feb 07, 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Teens in 6th - 12th grade will act out different skits each week!

Thu, Feb 09, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Meeting Room
Use Virtual Reality to travel to museums, historical sites. outer space, underwater, into the human body, and more! This program is for kids and teens in 4th-12th grade.


Online Resources for Teens

  • Teen Improv
NEW TEEN BOOKS
  • December 8
    • Unfamiliar. Volume 1
    • The Poison Season
    • Acting the part
    • Five survive
    • A thousand heartbeats
    • Whiteout : a novel
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