Spring 2018

Teen/Tween Programming

6th through 12th grade

Registration begins March 1, – 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.:   March 10; April 7; May 5


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


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.


Teen Tech Week – Libraries are for Creating!

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

Sunday, March 4 through Saturday, March 10


St. Patrick’s Day Extravaganza!

Do you think you have what it takes to find the magical pot of gold?  (Candy, that is!)  Come hang out, enjoy some St. Patrick’s Day snacks and let’s celebrate!

Saturday, March 10 from 1 – 3 p.m.


Music Club

Do you play an instrument?  Do you like to listen to music and want to share your favorite bands?  Enjoy an afternoon dedicated to music!  Feel free to bring your own instrument to jam with others!  Plus, enter the karaoke contest!

Saturday, March 24 from 1 – 3 p.m.


April is Poetry Month!

For the month of April, we’re going to have a Poetry Raffle!  Create as many wacky poetic MadLibs as you can with the sheets found at the new Young Adult Desk!  Fill out the information on the back and drop it in the jar at the Young Adult Desk for your chance to win an awesome prize!

April 1 through April 30


Cactus Rock Painting

Create your own mini cactus…using rocks?!  Take home a lovely little Cactus Rock Plant that you created!  Keep it for yourself or give it as a gift!

Saturday, April 7 from 1 – 3 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!

Saturday, April 21 from 1 –3 p.m.

Permission slips – print, sign and bring to program…  Movie Permission Slip   Gaming Permission Slip


RBHS Finals Survival Kits  

Power through your finals with some tasty snacks!  Available all day to North Riverside high school students with ID.

Monday, May 21 through Wednesday, May 23





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 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 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.