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Teens

60 Books Before High School

Challenge yourself to read 60 books before high school! Readers in grades 6-8 can sign up at the Youth Services desk to receive our awesome starter pack, which includes book tracking sheets, a book journal, and so much more! For the first 10 books that you log in a school year, you will receive a small prize. When you have logged a total of 20 books for the school year, you will receive a book to keep. Participants who read 20 books in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades will receive a high school survival kit.

Teen Reads Subscription Box

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Teens in Grades 6-12 can sign up to receive a monthly box of handpicked books and prizes for each quarterly session.

Teen Reads

Looking for a good book to read?

Look no further!

Your next favorite book might be just a click away. Here are tween and teen reads handpicked by your favorite librarians and sorted by your favorite genres.  Also find a variety of highly-acclaimed books from national and state award lists.

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Teen Event Series

No matter what your interests may be, there is always plenty to do at the library for teens in middle school and high school! The offerings vary by season, with book-related events, games, art classes, crafts, theatre, and more offered throughout the year. Unless otherwise indicated, all clubs and events are open to teens in Grades 6–12.

Upcoming Events for Teens

Bookmobile Stops - Tinley Park North & South

Tomorrow, 4:00pm

Bookmobile/Outreach
Pre-K & Kindergarten
Middle School Age
Families
Elementary School Age
Adult

Teen Tabletop Game Night

Tomorrow, 7:00pm

Gaming and Play
Middle School Age
High School Age

Youth Advisory Council (YAC)

Tue February 14, 6:00pm

Ongoing Programs & Meetups
Middle School Age
High School Age

Cafe Ole

Tue February 14, 7:05pm

Ongoing Programs & Meetups
Gaming and Play
Middle School Age
High School Age

Bookmobile Stops - Orland Hills

Thu February 16, 3:15pm

Bookmobile/Outreach
Pre-K & Kindergarten
Middle School Age
Families
Elementary School Age
Adult

Teen Paint Night

Fri February 17, 7:00pm

Arts & Crafts
Middle School Age
High School Age

Middle School Book Club

Sat February 18, 2:00pm

Book Discussion
Middle School Age

Black History Hall of Fame

Mon February 20, 2:00pm

Entertainment & Culture
Pre-K & Kindergarten
Middle School Age
Elementary School Age

"Sew" Simple

Mon February 20, 6:30pm

Arts & Crafts
Middle School Age
High School Age

Bookmobile Stop - Tinley Park Downtown

Thu February 23, 10:30am

Bookmobile/Outreach
Pre-K & Kindergarten
Middle School Age
Families
Elementary School Age
Adult