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Need service hours? Looking for something fun to do this summer? Volunteer here! Please fill out the Volunteen form and return it to the Youth Services desk. Volunteen hours for the summer will start on Monday, June 10, with each Volunteen expected to volunteer 2-4 hours a week. There will be special events throughout the summer where Volunteens can work additional hours.

Project Next Generation

Our Library has received a Year 7 Project Next Generation grant! Funding for this grant was awarded by the Illinois State Library, a Department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). 

Library Investigative Reporting Club 

Children ages 10 and up are invited to work with mentors to conduct interviews with library staff and construction staff to deliver information to the community about the library's renovation by capturing videos and pictures that will be shared though our library's social media accounts and photo collages that will be displayed in the building. Please email the Youth Services team at if you are interested in joining the club.

Future Generation Librarian Club

Children ages 10 and up are invited to inspire others to read by distributing free books to youth, tweens, and teens in the community! With the remodel, some of our book collections may be limited for checkout at times. Help pick out books on the topics of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics that will be given our for free to help the community. 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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  • April 12th
    • The Serpent's Curse
    • The Prison Healer
    • Zara Hossain Is Here
    • Somewhere between bitter and sweet
    • Sabrina : Something Wicked
    • Pride and premeditation
    • Kisses & croissants
    • Go the Distance
Abe Lincoln Award Books
  • Abe Lincoln Award Books
    • All the Crooked Saints
    • Black Enough: Stories of Being Young and Black in America
    • Darius the Great is not okay
    • Devils Within
    • Dress Codes for Small Towns
    • Dry
    • Every Falling Star: The True Story of How I Survived and Escaped North Korea
    • A Heart in a Body in the World
    • Heroine
    • Hey, Kiddo: How I Lost My Mother, Found My Father, and Dealt with Family Addiction
    • Internment
    • Obsessed: A Memoir of My Life with OCD
    • The Nickel Boys
    • Patron Saints of Nothing
    • Price of Duty
    • Slay
    • They Called Us Enemy
    • Truly Devious
    • A Very Large Expanse of Sea
    • We’ll Fly Away