Spring 2016

Tween/Teen Programming

6th through 12th grade

Spring Program REGISTRATION begins Tuesday, March 1 on our website (click program title to register online) or stop by the YS Help Desk!

Cupcake Wars…The Winter Edition

For 6th grade – 12th grade. This time, we’re moving beyond the Ultimate Twinkie into Mega Cupcake Madness! Bring your best frosting and Cake Boss skills to this program…because you’ll need them. Winning and losing entries will be eaten…along with pizza.

Thursday Feb 25 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Blind Date…With a Book

For 6th grade – 12th grade. Books make GREAT blind dates! Huge variety of Young Adult titles will be available to choose from…mysteriously wrapped…but no peeking until you’ve checked it out! After your blind date, let us know how it went, and you’ll be entered in the I Dated A Book Raffle. Plus, you and your book will be invited to the Blind Date With Pizza Party later in the month.

Blind Date Books will be available for checkout Feb 1 through Feb 29; Pizza Party TBA.

Teen Advisory Board  (TAB)

Are you interested in making a difference at the library?  Then join our Teen Advisory Board (aka TAB), where you can help to decide what kind of teen programming the library puts on. We meet in the YS Story Room.  Upcoming TAB meeting dates are as follows:

Feb 27 @ 12:30 pm

March 12 @ 12:30 pm

April 9 @ 12:30 pm

May 14 @ 12:30 pm


Gaming Club

teen gaming club

For 6th grade – 12th grade. Play popular console games, eat pizza, hang out. If you’re under 13, you’ll need to bring your signed Parent Permission Slip to play any M-rated games. (T and E10 game options at each session.) Print up a form or stop by the YS Help Desk.

Saturdays from 1:00 – 3:00 pm        

March 12; April 9; May 14.




Candy Sushi

For 6th – 12th grade. All sorts of sweet & colorful stuff to work with, plus expert guidance from Ms. Britney. Prizes will be awarded for superior faux-sushi achievement!
Friday April 15 from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.


Teen Tech Week Giveaway

March 6 – March 12

teen tech week 2016

Two ways to win: email your book or movie review for the teen page of the library website, or submit photos for the Instagram account. Do either or both, and you’ll win! Send your stuff to Ms. Britney at youth_services_dept@northriversidelibrary.org by March 12. North Riverside 6th – 12th graders only.
Sunday, March 6 through Saturday, March 12


i_love_poetryPoetry Month Giveaway – April 1 – April 30

Poetically rearrange the word blurbs and images on the Young Adult poster, snap & send a photo of your masterpiece to Ms. Britney at youth_services_dept@northriversidelibrary.org, and you’ll win! And you thought you didn’t like poetry… North Riverside 6th – 12th graders only.
Friday, April 1 through Saturday, April 30


RBHS Finals Study & Snacks

Monday, May 23 and Tuesday, May 24 from 3:30 –7:30 p.m.

For high school students. Enjoy beverages and snacks while you take a break from studying for finals. In the main floor meeting room, right next to the Young Adult area.



Summer Reading 2016

This summer, get On Your Mark, Get Set…Read!  Easy reading goals, prizes, raffles, activities & crafts and great evening entertainment for the whole family. You’ll have a blast while keeping your reading skills sharp!

Sign up starts Wednesday, June 1. For North Riverside residents up to age 18, and non-resident Komarek students.


Summer Tween/Teen (6th – 12th) Volunteers

Summer means tons of opportunities to earn community service hours in fun ways. Stop by the YS Help Desk starting April 1 for an application. Training sessions will start in May


Tween / Teen Year-Round Volunteering – 6th — 12th grade

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!)


Wanted:  Teen Book Reviews

Have you read an amazing book recently?  Write a review!  Simply email youthservices@northriversidelibrary.org with a 2-3 paragraph review with the title and author included. Reviews are edited for content and may be published on our website.  Community service hours are given for your time!


Thank You to our 2015 Summer Teen Volunteers…

…for donating 500 + hours this summer!thank you

Sophia Arcos, Yulissa Balderas, Miranda Bucio, Garrett Foy, Alisa Garcia, Amelia Garcia, Marina Golub, Amaya Gonzalez, Zirui Guo, Elizabeth Hernandez, Marta Janas, Melinda Kellstrom, Chris Mango, Itzel Mancilla, Cale Manning, Samantha McDonald, Kevin McKenna, Migle Medelis, Denise Navarro, Analiz Nunez, Molly O’Toole, Jenna Quinn, Ana Santisteban, Melissa Tovar, Eric Watson, Grace Watylyk & Clark Williamson.