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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

Sat, Mar 02, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Visit the library to read one of the many Dr, Seuss books available at your library. While visiting, choose a book from our prize book cart to keep as our present to you.

Mon, Mar 04, All day
March 4-9 visit the library to hunt for some crescent moons and books. The Moon Hunt will take place throughout the week. Find your 5 crescent moons to collect your sticker.

Mon, Mar 04, All day
Donate non-perishable items to the library for local distribution to people in need in observance of Ramadan.

Mon, Mar 04, 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, Mar 05, All day
March 4-9 visit the library to hunt for some crescent moons and books. The Moon Hunt will take place throughout the week. Find your 5 crescent moons to collect your sticker.

Tue, Mar 05, All day
Donate non-perishable items to the library for local distribution to people in need in observance of Ramadan.

Tue, Mar 05, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
It's a Ramadan celebration! Enjoy treats, crafts, games, and receive a present!

Wed, Mar 06, All day
March 4-9 visit the library to hunt for some crescent moons and books. The Moon Hunt will take place throughout the week. Find your 5 crescent moons to collect your sticker.

Wed, Mar 06, All day
Donate non-perishable items to the library for local distribution to people in need in observance of Ramadan.

Wed, Mar 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Bored at home? Come to the library for a family board game night. Play together with our board games on shelf or in-house.

Thu, Mar 07, All day
March 4-9 visit the library to hunt for some crescent moons and books. The Moon Hunt will take place throughout the week. Find your 5 crescent moons to collect your sticker.

Thu, Mar 07, All day
Donate non-perishable items to the library for local distribution to people in need in observance of Ramadan.

Fri, Mar 08, All day
March 4-9 visit the library to hunt for some crescent moons and books. The Moon Hunt will take place throughout the week. Find your 5 crescent moons to collect your sticker.

Fri, Mar 08, All day
Donate non-perishable items to the library for local distribution to people in need in observance of Ramadan.

Sat, Mar 09, All day
March 4-9 visit the library to hunt for some crescent moons and books. The Moon Hunt will take place throughout the week. Find your 5 crescent moons to collect your sticker.

Sat, Mar 09, All day
Donate non-perishable items to the library for local distribution to people in need in observance of Ramadan.

Sun, Mar 10, 12:00am - 12:59am
Donate non-perishable items to the library for local distribution to people in need in observance of Ramadan.

Mon, Mar 11, 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, Mar 12, All day
Donate non-perishable items to the library for local distribution to people in need in observance of Ramadan.

Tue, Mar 12, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meeting Room
It's a mystery! What will your snack be today? Draw a picture to find out and then eat the snack.

Tue, Mar 12, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meeting Room
It's a St. Patrick's Day celebration! Enjoy treats, crafts, games, and receive a present.

Wed, Mar 13, All day
Donate non-perishable items to the library for local distribution to people in need in observance of Ramadan.

Wed, Mar 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Bored at home? Come to the library for a family board game night. Play together with our board games on shelf or in-house.


Online Resources for Teens

    NEW TEEN BOOKS
    • February 21
      • Black girl you are Atlas
      • The boyfriend wish
      • A reckless oath
      • If only I had told her
      • Freshman year
      • All this twisted glory
    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