Thanks to a Best Buy grant, we have six 4th generation iPad 2s (loaded with great apps) available for check-out to North Riverside residents ages 12 through 17.

To check-out an iPad for in-library or home use:
• Come into the library with your parent or legal guardian and ask the Circulation Desk staff for an iPad User Agreement form.
o Both you and your parent will need ID and your NRPL library cards.
o Both of you must read and sign the form. Your parent’s signature acknowledges that he/she will be responsible for any damage or loss. Your signature means that you understand how to use an iPad and will use it carefully and responsibly.

• iPads may be checked out for two weeks, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

• If you attended last summer’s Teen iPad Workshops, you may reserve an iPad up to 48 hours in advance, and your check-out period is three weeks, rather than two. You will still need your parent/guardian sign a User Agreement form.

Poetry Month.tweens & teens

Poetry Month: Interactive Poetry Contest for tweens / teens in sixth through high school.

Starting April 1, get creative and you could win a prize! See the poster in the Young Adult department for details. Winners will be notified by May 6. North Riverside residents only.  Visit the YS Help Desk for details!

Wednesday, April 1 through Thursday, April 30




RBHS Finals Week Study & Snack

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.
Drop by… Tuesday May 19 through Thursday, May 21 from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m.



Looking for community service hours? See the Youth Services Help Desk for more information on our year-round volunteering opportunities, including the Adopt-A-Shelf program.


Wanted:  Teen Book Reviews

Do you have a favorite book you read recently?  We can use your 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 2014 Summer Teen Volunteers…

…who made the summer reading programs MORE FUN!

Kayla Antos, Mackenzie Antos, Luke Dickeson, Marina Golub, Alizay Gomez, Georgi Gomorczak, Abby Gresko, Zirui Guo, Fidel Gutierrez, Bridget Halvey, Kellie Halvey, Elizabeth Hernandez, Kori Hopek, Maddie Hopek, Marta Janas, Arden Kurhayez, Courtney Kurhayez, Itzel Mancilla, Migle Medelis, Aryanna Noffsinger, Jenna Quinn, Nathan Roberto, Marly Santoro, Jackie Sprague, Elizabeth Taber, Grace Watylyk, Clark Williamson, Isabel Zavala.


Tween / Teen Summer Volunteering – ages 12 – 19

Earn community service hours while having fun this summer! Stop by the YS Help Desk after March 20, 2015 for an application and training session schedule. Training sessions will start in May 2015. Along with earning service hours, there’ll be PIZZA / CHOCOLATE / GLOW-IN-THE-DARK and more FUN and DELICIOUS events for tweens/teens. Don’t miss out — get your volunteer application in early!