Fall 2018

Teen/Tween Programming

6th through 12th grade

Register begins September 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.:  October 13 and November 10

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:

Ozobot Mania!
Learn how to code your own robot!
Saturdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – December 1, 8
Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – December 4, 11

Racing Robots!
Take coding to the next level!
Saturdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – December 15, 22, 29
Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – December 18

Silhouette Yourself!
Create 2-D decal artwork!
Saturdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – January 5, 12
Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – January 8

3-D Madness
Use 3-D Pens to create structures!
Saturdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – January 19, 26
Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – January​ 15, 22, 29

Get into Focus!
Learn the basics of digital cameras!
Saturdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. February 2, 9
Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. February 5, 12

Fun with Photoshop
Learn the basics of Photo manipulation!
Saturdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.​ February 16, 23
Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. February 19, 26


Paint Your Own Mini Pumpkins

November 24 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Nothing says “fall” like pumpkins! Come design, paint, and decorate your very own mini pumpkin! Join the Mini Pumpkin Decoration competition and win a prize!


Wii Play Games and  Watch Movies

December 8 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Let’s enjoy some new movies, play the latest video games, and eat pizza and snacks! If you are under the age of 13, you will need signed Movie and Gaming permission slips on file to attend! (see below)

 Wii Play Games and Watch Movies Permission Slips

Print, sign and bring to program…  Movie Permission Slip  &  Gaming Permission Slip


Finals Survival Kits 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 17 through Wednesday, Dec 19


Stuffed Animal Sleepover!

December 20 from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Little kids will let their favorite stuffed animals come in and sleep over at the library. So guess what you get to do? Get locked in AFTER HOURS at the library and take pictures of the crazy things those stuffed animals will be getting into!





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!thank you

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.