Teen Activities

Book Buddies is BACK!

Calling all High Schoolers It’s baaaaack! Book Buddies is a special six week program in the summer in which a teen volunteer listens to a student in Grades 1-8 read aloud for one hour, assisting when necessary. Book Buddies will not meet the week of Independence Day (July 3–9). The deadline to apply is Tuesday, May 31. Digital Application: Click […]

Teen Activities

30 AAPIA Books

We heard that Jacobs just started a new Asian American & Pacific Islander Club. Here are some great teen books about or by a member of that community! Don’t have time to stop into the library? Most of these are available as eBooks or eAudiobooks that you can checkout virtually from your phone.

Teen Activities

An Afternoon with Lynsey Addario

Teens & Adults • Sun, Nov. 21 • 2-3:30 PM This program will be held virtually via ZOOM. Click here to register Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Lynsey Addario will discuss what life was like for women during the Taliban’s rule, how life changed for women in the 20 years she’s been covering the country, and how Afghans are reacting now.   She will […]

Teen Activities

20 Teen Books for Hispanic Heritage Month

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to […]

Teen Activities

2022 Lincoln Award List

The Lincoln Award is designed to encourage teens to read for personal satisfaction and become familiar with authors of young adult and adult books. The award is named for Abraham Lincoln, one of Illinois’ most famous residents and himself an avid reader and noted author. The Association of Illinois School Library Educators (AISLE) sponsors the award.  For a book to […]

Take & Make

Teen Take & Make Kits – April & May

This spring teens can choose from five different Take & Make DIY Kits to do from home! Request a Take & Make DIY Kit! Five will be available during April and May (while supplies last). Request one or all five! Mini Herb Decorative Pot – Celebrate spring by decorating your own mini pot complete with herbs to grow. Birdseed Ornament […]

Teen Activities

Get Yeti to Read – New Teen Books!

Looking for something new to read? Check out the latest books in our new YouTube video series: Get Yeti to Read! We are always adding New Teen Books to our Teen Collection: These are some pics of the current New Teen Books!       Goodreads has also posted their Goodreads Choice Awards 2020: It includes two categories related to Teens: […]