Summer 2019

Teen/Tween Programming
6th through 12th grade

Join our Summer Reading Program:  A Universe of Stories

Register begins June 1 … 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.:  June 22; July 27; August 24


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!


Silhouette Yourself!

Create your own stickers and cards!

Saturdays from 3:30 – 5:30 pm  July 6, 13

Tuesdays from 5:30 – 7:30 pm   July 2, 9


Virtual Reality!

Wear a headset and go places!

Saturday from 3:30 – 5:30 pm  July 20

Tuesdays from 5:30 – 7:30 pm   July 16, 23, 30


Make a Mini Movie!

Produce your own movie!

Saturdays from 3:30 – 5:30 pm  August 3, 10, 17

Tuesdays from 5:30 – 7:30 pm   August 6, 13


Fun with Photoshop!

Learn the basics of Photo manipulation!

Saturdays from 3:30 – 5:30 pm  August 31

Tuesdays from 5:30 – 7:30 pm   August 20, 27


TEEN/TWEEN Programs:

SRP Teens/Tweens can bring one guest to these programs!

Wii Play Games and Watch Movies

Saturday, June 8 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Wednesday, July 31 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Wednesday, August 21 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Parent permission slip!


Ask the Police About Their Job!

Wednesday, June 12 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm


DIY Fleece Blankets

Saturday, June 15 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm


Real-Life Angry Birds!

Wednesday, June 19 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm


Mosaic Picture Frames

Saturday, June 22 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm


Post-It Note Art

Wednesday, June 26 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm



Wednesday, July 10 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm


Music Club

Saturday, July 13 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm


Trivia Afternoon!

Wednesday, July 17 from  5:30 – 7:30 pm


AniManga Club!

Saturday, July 20 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm


Converse in Different Languages

Wednesday, July 24 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm


Supervise the Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Friday, July 26 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm


Henna Party!

Wednesday, August 7 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm


Stop Motion Animation

Saturday, August 10 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm


Book Art!

Wednesday, August 14 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm


Back to School in Style!

Saturday, August 17 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm


Coloring Club!

Saturday, August 24 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm



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 2018 Summer Volunteers…
…for donating 150+ hours this summer!

Anisha Athmanathan, Paige Beggs, Sofia Belgin, Ella Bogdan, Miranda Bucio, Jocelyn Calderon, Lesly Duran, Nadia Duran, Sam Egan, Ruth Fangmann, Angelina Figueroa, Abril Garza, Gabriel Garza, Samira Giron, Amaya Gonzalez, Bella Gutierrez, Nicole Jacob, Karina Leanos, Itzel Mancilla, Marcela Modrusic, Ana Nava, Denise Navarro, Kayla Reum, Adriana Rios, Nathan Sotelo, Anna Swade, Eric Watson, Rachel Watson, Clark Williamson, Isabel Xie, and Lily Zhang.