6th through 12th grade
Register begins December 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.: November 23; January 11; February 15
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!
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
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
Learn how to play instruments!
Tuesdays from 6:00 – 7:30 pm: November 26; January 7, 14
Saturday from 4:00 – 5:30 pm: January 11
Photoshop yourself in wacky places!
Tuesdays from 6:00 – 7:30 pm: January 21, 28
Saturday from 4:00 – 5:30 pm: January 25
Make your own stickers!
Tuesdays from 6:00 – 7:30 pm: February 4, 11
Saturdays from 4:00 – 5:30 pm: February 1, 8
Spend time racing or battling robots!
Tuesdays from 6:00 – 7:30 pm: February 18, 25
Saturdays from 4:00 – 5:30 pm: February 22
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. Limit one kit per person per day!
Saturday, January 11 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Bring something that you own and create your own image to transfer-on! with!
Saturday, December 14 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Saturday, February 29 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Watch a movie, play video games, and eat pizza!
Saturday, February 1 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Decorate your own sugar cookies and eat them!
Blind Date With A Book!
The Whole Month of February!
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 Young Adult Help Desk for your chance to win a wonderful prize!
Saturday, February 15 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Use bottle caps to create keychains, structures, and so much more!
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 email@example.com 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.