Winter 2017-2018

Teen/Tween Programming

6th through 12th grade

Registration begins December 1, 2017 – online (click a program title), in person at the YS Help Desk or call 708-447-0869.

TAB Meetings (Teen Advisory Board)

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

Select Saturdays from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m.:  January 13 and February 10


RBHS Finals Survival Kit Giveaway

Finals aren’t fun, but tasty snacks and other goodies can help!  Available all day at the YS Help Desk to North Riverside high school students with ID.

Monday, Dec 18 through Wednesday, Dec 20


Supervise the Stuffed Animal Sleepover

During this after hours lock-in, you’ll be helping stuffed animals have their very best sleep over ever!  Design and document their amazing adventures, then recharge with pizza, etc.

Thursday, Dec 21 from 8 to 10 p.m.


Wii Play Games and Watch Movies

Let’s enjoy some new movies, play the latest video games, challenge each other one-on-one with the iPads, and eat pizza and snacks!

Print the Permission Slips below and bring the completed/signed forms with you to the program.

Parent Permission Slip-Gaming and Movie Permission Slip

Saturday, Dec 16 from 1 – 3 p.m.

Saturday, Jan 13 from 1 – 3 p.m.


Coding Club

Did you ever want to build your own website?  Create awesome animation?  Enjoy an afternoon making awesome stuff to show off to your friends?  Feel free to bring your own iPad or laptop for more individual lessons!

Saturday, Jan 27 from 1 – 3 p.m.


Blind Date with a Book!

Grab one of the wrapped books from the Young Adult section and let us know how your “blind date” went!  Fill out the attached bookmark and return it to the Circulation Desk for your chance to win a wonderful prize!

February 1 through February 28


Romantic Movie Afternoon

Do you like St. Valentine’s Day?  Do you like movies?  Do you like the idea of falling in love?  Let’s enjoy a popular romance movie and eat lots of candy!

Saturday, Feb 10 from 1 – 3 p.m.


No Bake Cooking

Ever wanted to eat scrambled eggs without an oven?  Eat healthy cookie dough!?  Let’s check out these No Bake recipes that you can make quickly and without any crazy cooking skills required!  Great for future college meals!

Saturday, Feb 24 from 1 – 3 p.m.





Tween / Teen Volunteering – 6th — 12th grade in Fall 2017

Looking for community service hours?  We can help!

See the YS Help Desk for more information about our year-round volunteering opportunities, including the popular Adopt-A-Shelf program.  You can even join our Teen Advisory Board, and help choose and run teen/tween programming. (Leadership roles look great on your college and job applications!)  Visit the YS Help Desk for a Teen/Tween Volunteer application.


Junior Volunteers – 4th and 5th grade

North Riverside residents in 4th or 5th grade:  join the Junior Volunteers! Requirements:  attend a 20-minute training session to learn the basics of board book cleaning and shelf reading, and volunteer at least three times in the next six months.   Additional opportunities will be offered to “seasoned” Junior Volunteers.  See the YS Help Desk for more information.  Visit the YS Help Desk for a Junior Volunteer application.


Wanted:  Teen Book & Movie Reviews

Have you read an amazing book or watched an incredible movie recently?  Write a review!  Please email 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:  Please note, you must be a current volunteer.  Visit the YS Help Desk for a current volunteer form.


Thank You to our 2017 Summer Volunteers…

…for donating 350+ hours this summer!thank you

Josiah Alexander, Alexa Arroyo, Paige Beggs, Ella Bogdan, Miranda Bucio, Jocelyn Calderon, Olivia Chavarin, Ava Connerty, Dominic Corgiat, Carli Delmonico, Gia Diaz, Brandon Elizondo, Jose Elizondo, Angelina Figueroa, Amaya Gonzalez, Bella Gutierrez, Alexa Herrera, Nicole Jacob, Marta Janas, Lauren Justus, Ayla Kohnke, Max Kowal, Thomas Kowal, Itzel Mancilla, Ashley Marasco, Liam McKenna, Migle Medelis, Carmen Meraz, Ana Nava, Denise Navarro, Nathaley Philemy, Antonio Ramirez, Jax Ramos, Rebekah Salas, Aiden Smith, Alexis Smith, Ana Santisteban, Anna Swade, Deirdre Tomasek, Samantha Villarreal, Eric Watson, Rachel Watson, Clark Williamson.