Spring Programs

Tween/Teen Programming

6th through 12th grade

Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Meetings

We’ll talk about fun upcoming programs, how to prepare, what movies to watch or games to play, and future library events.

Any and all teens are welcome to participate – Stop by on the following dates:

Saturdays at 12:00 p.m.

March 4,   April 1,   April 29 


Teen Tech Week — Be the Source of Change!

Choose one or more of your favorite books and create a book trailer, poster, or Snapchat story.  Or, you can stage a photo for Instagram, or write a review about why someone should read your book!  If you don’t have access to a computer or an iPad, just stop by the YS Help Desk and we’ll help get you going.  ​ Make sure you e-mail, tag, or send us your creations so you can be entered into the Tech Raffle!

Sunday, March 5 through Saturday, March 11


Wii Play Games and Watch Movies

Print a parent permission slip for Gaming and PG-13 Movies to complete and bring to program.

Swing by and enjoy an afternoon full of technology!  We’ll bring out the Wii, the XBOX, play movies in the background, compete on the gaming iPads…while we eat pizza and snacks and hang out!

Saturday, March 4  from 1 — 3 p.m.           

Saturday, April 1 from 1 – 3 p.m.

Prepare for summer by upgrading your very own sunglasses…by decorating them!  We’ll have plenty of supplies for you to use to make your very own signature style personalized sunglasses.

Saturday, May 13  from 11 a.m. — 1 p.m.


3-D Origami

We’re taking origami to the next dimension!  Let’s make a small origami strawberry that you can show off and keep as a fun little knick-knack, or give to someone else!  Let’s make ALL the strawberries!

Saturday, March 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


April is Poetry Month

Stop by the YS Help Desk (lower level) anytime this month to grab a black marker and a photocopied page from a popular YA novel to create Blackout Poetry!  (Cross out words to create a poem!)  Also, grab a Pocket Poem!  And don’t forget to come to the Poetry Jam on Saturday, April 29…lots of wacky poetic fun awaits!  (And snacks, too.)

Saturday, April 1 to Sunday, April 30


Scrabble Art

We have a bunch of extra Scrabble letters…so let’s make art!  Picture frames, coasters, bookmarks, bracelets…you name it!

Saturday, April 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Poetry Jam!

Celebrate poetry month with snacks and all-out craziness!  All kinds of poetically fantastic activities await!

Saturday, April 29 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.


RBHS Finals Survival Kit Giveaways

Sunday, May 21, Monday, May 22 and Tuesday, May 23

Studying for finals is always better with snacks!  Survival kits will be available all day at the Help Desk (lower level).  For North Riverside high school students with ID.




Tween / Teen Year-Round Volunteering for 6th — 12th grade

Looking for community service hours?  We can help!

See the YS Help Desk for more information about our summer volunteering opportunities, including the popular Adopt-A-Shelf program.  You can join our Teen Advisory Board, write book and movie reviews, and help out at programs!  (Leadership roles look great on your college and job applications!)  Fill out the volunteer application form at the YS Help Desk so you can begin your summer volunteering fun!


Junior Volunteers – 5th grade in fall!

North Riverside residents starting 5th grade in fall:  join the Junior Volunteers!

Requirements:  attend a training session to learn the basics of board book cleaning and shelf reading, come in for one follow-up session, and then help out whenever you can!  Additional opportunities will be offered to the Junior Volunteers who have completed their training!

See the YS Help Desk for more information and to fill out your volunteer application form!


Wanted:  Teen Book & Movie Reviews

Have you read an amazing book or watched an incredible movie recently?  Write a review!  Please email youthservices@northriversidelibrary.org for more information. Reviews are edited for content and may be published on our website.  Community service hours are given for your time… check out some examples here:  http://www.northriversidelibrary.org/teens/teens-review-books/  Please note, you must be a current volunteer.  Visit the YS Help Desk for a current volunteer form.



Thank You to our 2016 Summer Volunteers…

…for donating 300+ hours this summer!thank you

Sofia Belgin, Mariana Benitez, Tiffani Boone, Peggy Bork, Miranda Bucio, Ava Connerty, Gwen Dudzik, Jose Elizondo, Alisa Garcia, Amelia Garcia, Donna Goffron, Amaya Gonzalez, Alexa Herrera, Anya Hopek, Marta Janas, Erin Justus, Lauren Justus, Ayla Kohnke, Itzel Mancilla, Carlos Marquez, Samantha McDonald, Aja McKay, Liam McKenna, Emma McVicker, Migle Medelis, Alexandra Mercado, Evan Moyer, Olivia Moyer, Analiz Nunez, Molly O’Toole, Stephanie Ortiz, Aaron Ramos, Ana Santisteban, Damian Soria, Alexandra Svora, Anna Swade, Emma Tirpak, Deirdre Tomasek, Jocelyn Vasquez, Alexander Vazquez, Eric Watson, Rachel Watson, Clark Williamson, Alyssa Zavala.