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Teens


Volunteens

Teens in grades 6-12 can sign up for a two hour time slot once a week.  Volunteering will begin on December 1st. Applications will also be available starting December 1st. 


Project Next Generation

Our Library has received a Year 9 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). 

Virtual Reality

Children ages 10 and up are invited to explore and play by using VR headsets. Tweens and teens will use Virtual Reality to travel to museums, historical sites, outerspace, underwater, and more! Please email the Youth Services team at png@chicagoridgelibrary.org 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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Upcoming Events for Teens

Mon, Dec 05, All day
Stop by the library during the week of December 5th-11th to make this fun craft!

Tue, Dec 06, All day
Stop by the library during the week of December 5th-11th to make this fun craft!

Wed, Dec 07, All day
Stop by the library during the week of December 5th-11th to make this fun craft!

Thu, Dec 08, All day
Stop by the library during the week of December 5th-11th to make this fun craft!

Fri, Dec 09, All day
Stop by the library during the week of December 5th-11th to make this fun craft!

Sat, Dec 10, All day
Stop by the library during the week of December 5th-11th to make this fun craft!

Sun, Dec 11, All day
Stop by the library during the week of December 5th-11th to make this fun craft!

Mon, Dec 12, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Stop by for some gaming! For kids in 3rd - 12th grade!

Thu, Dec 15, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Meeting Room
Use Virtual Reality to travel to museums, historical sites. outer space, underwater, into the human body, and more! This program is for kids and teens in 4th-12th grade.

Mon, Dec 19, All day
Stop by the library during the week of December 19th - 23rd to make this fun craft!


Online Resources for Teens

  • Teen Improv
NEW TEEN BOOKS
  • November 8
    • Whiteout
    • Scattered showers : stories
    • Cursed
    • Stephen McCranie's space boy. Volume 13
    • Luminary : A Guide to Magical Self-care
    • Friends like these
2023 Abe Lincoln Award Books
  • 2023 Abe Lincoln Award Books
    • Ace of Spades
    • How It All Blew Up
    • Love From A to Z
    • Firekeeper's daughter
    • We Are Not Free
    • Legendborn
    • Not so pure and simple
    • Almost American Girl: An Illustrated Memoir
    • Grown
    • Tokyo Ever After
    • You Should See Me in A Crown
    • Gender queer : a memoir
    • Elatsoe
    • Last Night at the Telegraph Club
    • Furia
    • The Loop
    • Game Changer
    • Today Tonight Tomorrow
    • Cemetery Boys
    • Check, Please