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Teens


Volunteens

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

The Chicago Ridge Public Library was awarded a Year Five Project Next Generation Grant. Our grant, titled “Learn Today, Lead Tomorrow,” will focus on students ages 10–18. Library mentors will run programs on digital literacy by introducing clubs about gaming, sewing, coding, robotics and videography to our youth.

New technologies introduced to our library this year will include: a Nintendo Switch, Nintendo LABO, Nintendo robots, Cricut Maker, Lily Pad Arduinos, conductive thread, LED lights, Kano computers, and Meccanoid robots. Each component will last 6 weeks.

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).

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, Dec 07, 10:00am - 11:00am
Switch up your Saturday mornings by stopping by to play some fun games on the Nintendo Switch!

Mon, Dec 09, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Play the Nintendo Switch with friends!

Tue, Dec 10, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Tweens and teens in grades 6-12 are invited to come and volunteer at the library!

Tue, Dec 10, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Watch Prep & Landing, enjoy books, color a stocking, eat Christmas cookies, and even receive a wrapped present!

Wed, Dec 11, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Meeting Room
To Infinity & Beyond!
Registration is now closed

Sat, Dec 14, 10:00am - 11:00am
Switch up your Saturday mornings by stopping by to play some fun games on the Nintendo Switch!

Mon, Dec 16, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Play the Nintendo Switch with friends!

Tue, Dec 17, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Tweens and teens in grades 6-12 are invited to come and volunteer at the library!

Tue, Dec 17, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room
Come show off your knowledge of pop culture, books, music, and movies. Win GIANT CANDY! This program is perfect for tweens and teens in grades 6-12.

Wed, Dec 18, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Meeting Room
To Infinity & Beyond!
Registration is now closed


Online Resources for Teens

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NEW TEEN BOOKS
  • Week of November 18
    • The queen of nothing
    • Crying laughing
    • Cold falling white
    • Catfishing on catnet
    • Blood heir
Abe Lincoln Award Books
  • Abe Lincoln Award Books
    • The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives
    • The Astonishing Color of After
    • Children of Blood and Bone
    • Dear Martin
    • Don't Get Caught
    • The Female of the Species
    • Hooper
    • How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child
    • I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
    • Long Way Down
    • Nyxia
    • Only Child
    • The Poet X
    • Monday's Not Coming
    • The Sun is Also A Star
    • They Both Die in the End
    • Turtles All The Way Down
    • Words in Deep Blue