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


Life-Size Hungry Hungry Hippos!

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

You know the classic Hungry Hungry Hippos game…But this one will be full size and YOU are the one that’s Hungry Hungry! Think you can become the Hungry Hungry Hippo Champ? Come find out!



September 29 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Did you ever want to play Quidditch? Come join us for an afternoon of catching the Snitch and being the best Chaser you can be! Don’t know the rules? We’ll help walk (or fly!) you through them! Grab a friend and let’s play Quidditch!  Must sign a waiver prior to program.

Grades 4 – 12; parents welcome!


Music Club

October 13 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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!


Teen Read Week  –  October 7 to October 13

It’s Written in the Stars…READ    

Celebrate reading by winning a new paperback of your choice (up to $20!)! 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 20th.


DIY Creepy Eye Craft

October 27 from  1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Halloween is around the corner, so prepare to freak people out with your very own Creepy Eye! Create your own creepy eye paperweight, necklace, bracelet, keychain, you name it! Super easy and super fun!


DIY Watercolor Pictures

November 10 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Did you ever want to paint an awesome watercolor picture, but never had the supplies to do so? Stop in to create your own watercolor picture! Add a quote, add your unique picture, and enjoy your masterpiece!


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.