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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

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Teens in Grades 6-12 can sign up starting June 1 to receive a monthly box of handpicked books and prizes for the Summer session. Signup ends on June 20 (or until slots are filled).

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 - Orland Hills

Tomorrow, 3:15pm

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

Fairy Tale Theatre Auditions

Tomorrow, 5:30pm

Theater & Performance
Middle School Age
High School Age

Retro Video Games

Fri May 20, 7:00pm

Gaming and Play
Middle School Age
High School Age

Bookmobile Stops - Tinley Park East & West

Thu May 26, 4:00pm

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

Teen Tabletop Game Night

Tue May 31, 6:30pm

Gaming and Play
Middle School Age
High School Age

Bookmobile Stops - Tinley Park North & South

Thu June 02, 4:00pm

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

Balcony Gardening for Teens

Thu June 02, 6:00pm

Science & Nature
Middle School Age
High School Age

Balcony Gardening for Teens

Thu June 02, 7:00pm

Science & Nature
Middle School Age
High School Age

High School Book Club

Tue June 07, 7:00pm

Book Discussion
High School Age

Bookmobile Stops - Orland Hills

Thu June 09, 3:15pm

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