Fall 2019

Teen/Tween Programming
6th through 12th grade

Register begins September 3 … Click on a program title for the online registration form OR stop in at the YS Help Desk OR call us at 708-447-0869.

TAB Meetings (Teen Advisory Board)

For volunteers… 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.:  September 28; October 26; November 23


Project Next Generation classes are here!

Project Next Generation (PNG) is a program for Teens/Tweens in grades 5 through 12 who want hands-on experience with some amazing new technology. PNG strives to introduce new technologies and information in a tremendously fun and relaxed environment.  Funding for the project was awarded by the Illinois State Library, a Department of the Office of the Secretary of State, Jesse White, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).

All programs will be held in the old Computer Room on the Main Floor.  Here are the classes to choose from:

Register for Project Next Generation programs here!   NOTE:  New Times!

Silhouette Yourself!

Create your own stickers and cards!

Tuesdays from 6:00 – 7:30 pm   October 1, 8

Saturday from 4:00 – 5:30 pm  October 12


Fun with Photoshop!

Learn the basics of photo manipulation!

Tuesdays from 6:00 – 7:30 pm   October 15, 22

Saturdays from 4:00 – 5:30 pm  October 19, 26


Make a Mini Movie!

Produce your own movie!

Tuesdays from 6:00 – 7:30 pm   November 5, 12

Saturday from 4:00 – 5:30 pm  November 9


Make Some Music!

Learn how to play instruments!

Tuesday from 6:00 – 7:30 pm   November 26

Saturday from 4:00 – 5:30 pm  November 16


Heat Transfers!

Bring an item to transfer your pictures onto!

Tuesdays from 6:00 – 7:30 pm   December 3, 10

Saturdays from 4:00 – 5:30 pm  December 7, 14


Virtual Reality!

Use VR headsets to go places!

Tuesday from 6:00 – 7:30 pm   December 17

Saturdays from 4:00 – 5:30 pm  December 21, 28


TEEN/TWEEN Programs:

DIY Bracelets

Saturday, September 14 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Create awesome and unique bracelets from scratch!


Wii Play Games and Watch Movies

Saturday, September 28 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Saturday, December 14 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Watch a movie, play video games, and eat pizza!


Teen Read Week

Monday, October 7 thru Saturday, October 12

Celebrate reading by winning a new paperback!

One raffle entry per book or magazine checked out. Fill out your Raffle Card at the Young Adult Help Desk! Winners will be notified by October 21st.


String Art

Saturday, October 12 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Use string to create letters, shapes, or a spooky skull!


Creepy Decorations

Saturday, October 26 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Make your own Halloween decorations!


Day of the Dead

Two day event!  Friday, November 1 at 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 2 at 12:30 p.m.

On Friday, we’ll have a mini altar–making contest! We’ll show you how. On Saturday, we’ll have Day of the Dead crafts like face painting, mask painting, and flower tissue papers. Enjoy stories, Mexican sweet bread and hot chocolate.

For all ages. Registration is required.



Saturday, November 9 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Go Craft Crazy with a bunch of different supplies!


Letter Wraps

Saturday, November 23 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Create letters out of cardboard and decorate them in a fun and creative way!


Finals Survival Kits Giveaway

Monday, December 16 to Thursday, December 19

Finals aren’t fun, but tasty snacks are!

Available all day at the Lower Level Help Desk to North Riverside high school students with ID.



Would you like to sign-up for text messages or emails about upcoming Young Adult programs?

Sign up with REMIND!  Enter class code nrplteens.


Teen/Tween Volunteers (6th – 12th)

Earn community service hours during the school year while having fun!  See the YS Help Desk for Volunteer applications and training session schedules.
Ask about becoming a Teen Advisory Board (T.A.B.) member!


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 2019 Summer Volunteers…
…for donating 150+ hours this summer!  They each contributed to helping out with children’s or teen/tween programs, cleaning books, finding needed books to repair and miscellaneous projects.  We are grateful for your time and hard work!

Paige Beggs, Noah Connerty, Ray Elizondo, Violetta Fajardo, Angelina Figueroa, Amaya Gonzalez, Antonio Gutierrez, Bella Gutierrez, Anya Hopek, Joseph Jaime, Ana Nava, Denise Navarro, Gabriel Nieto,  Liliana Nieto, Emilia Ortiz, Lexi Rubio, Tatiana Sanchez, Parker Sisson, Anna Swade, Hector Velazquez, Rachel Watson, Luke Wilcek, and Sofia Zavala.


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