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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 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

Tue, Jun 11, 10:00am - 11:30am
Meeting Room
Did you know that the library has sewing machines? Have you ever wanted to learn to sew? Register to attend this 1 1/2 hour class and learn how to thread a machine and how to start sewing.
Registration opens Saturday, June 1 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Jun 11, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Meeting Room
If you have attended Sewing 101 you are eligible to participate in this 1 1/2 hour class.

Online Resources for Teens

  • PNG You Can Be a Mechanic
  • May 22
    • Homebody
    • Punk rock karaoke
    • The kill factor
    • What's eating Jackie Oh?
    • Icarus
    • The last boyfriends rules for revenge
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