Summer Reading Program 2017

Tween/Teen Programming

6th through 12th grade

Must be registered in a North Riverside Summer Reading Program to attend all Tween/Teen programs.

TAB Meetings

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.:  June 17; July 15; August 5

Wii Play Games & Watch Movies

Enjoy a movie (or make fun of it) while you compete at video games!  We have XBOX, Wii and iPads, so you know it’s going to be a friendly competition.  Win or lose, pizza will be served! 

Print a permission slip here for movies and video games.

SRP + guest in 6th – 12th grade (fall).    Sponsored by Ernest Di Monte & Associates, LLC.

Saturday, June 3 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Tuesday, June 27 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Wednesday, July 5 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Monday, July 10 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Tuesday, July 18 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Monday, July 31 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Wednesday, August 2 from 6 to 8 p.m.


Just Craftin’ Around!

Make fun crafts and hang out.  Bring yourself and your imagination…and your appetite for pizza, of course.  No skill required; just have fun making stuff! 

SRP + guest in 6th – 12th grade (fall).  Sponsored by FGM Pediatrics.

DIY Slime – Wednesday, June 14 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Henna Party – Monday, June 19 from 6 to 8 pm.

Make Your Own Chalkboard – Tuesday, July 11 from 6 to 8 p.m.

DIY Stress Ball and Magic 8 Ball – Saturday, July 15 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Decorate a Piggy Bank – Tuesday, July 25 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Marble Stone Creations – Tuesday, August 1 from 6 to 8 pm.


Extreme Fandom Showdown!

Brush up on the latest TV shows, movies and books…because we’re going to compete against each other with pop culture stuff!  But extremely!  Meaning:  answer questions by navigating a mini obstacle course!  The winning team will get awesome prizes! 

SRP + guest in 6th – 12th grade (fall).  Sponsored by Kuratko-Nosek Funeral Home.

Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m.:  June 21; July 19


Cooking 101

Food can be weird, fun and still tasty!  Quick and easy snack-making without using an oven, just a microwave or not even that!  SRP + guest in 6th – 12th grade (fall).  Sponsored by Seaway Supply Co.

Saturdays from 1 to 3 p.m. 

Edible Playdough – June 17

No-Bake Cooking — July 1


Introducing…Animanga Club!

Let’s discuss current manga, watch some awesome anime and attempt to draw ourselves as anime characters!

SRP + guest  in 6th – 12th grade (fall)

Wednesday, July 12 from 6 to 8 p.m.




Tween / Teen Volunteering – 6th — 12th grade in Fall 2017

Looking for community service hours?  We can help!

See the YS Help Desk for more information about our summer volunteering opportunities, including the popular Adopt-A-Shelf program.  You can join our Teen Advisory Board, write book and movie reviews, and help out at programs!  (Leadership roles look great on your college and job applications!)  Fill out the volunteer application form at the YS Help Desk so you can begin your summer volunteering fun!


Junior Volunteers – 5th grade in Fall 2017

North Riverside residents starting 5th grade in fall:  join the Junior Volunteers!

Requirements:  attend a training session to learn the basics of board book cleaning and shelf reading, come in for one follow-up session, and then help out whenever you can!  Additional opportunities will be offered to the Junior Volunteers who have completed their training!

See the YS Help Desk for more information and to fill out your volunteer application form!


Wanted:  Teen Book & Movie Reviews

Have you read an amazing book or watched an incredible movie recently?  Write a review!  Please email 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:  Please note, you must be a current volunteer.  Visit the YS Help Desk for a current volunteer form.



Thank You to our 2016 Summer Volunteers…

…for donating 300+ hours this summer!thank you

Sofia Belgin, Mariana Benitez, Tiffani Boone, Peggy Bork, Miranda Bucio, Ava Connerty, Gwen Dudzik, Jose Elizondo, Alisa Garcia, Amelia Garcia, Donna Goffron, Amaya Gonzalez, Alexa Herrera, Anya Hopek, Marta Janas, Erin Justus, Lauren Justus, Ayla Kohnke, Itzel Mancilla, Carlos Marquez, Samantha McDonald, Aja McKay, Liam McKenna, Emma McVicker, Migle Medelis, Alexandra Mercado, Evan Moyer, Olivia Moyer, Analiz Nunez, Molly O’Toole, Stephanie Ortiz, Aaron Ramos, Ana Santisteban, Damian Soria, Alexandra Svora, Anna Swade, Emma Tirpak, Deirdre Tomasek, Jocelyn Vasquez, Alexander Vazquez, Eric Watson, Rachel Watson, Clark Williamson, Alyssa Zavala.