Winter Programs

Tween/Teen Programming

6th through 12th grade

Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Meetings

We’ll talk about fun upcoming programs, how to prepare, what movies to watch or games to play, and future library events.

Any and all teens are welcome to participate – Stop by on the following dates:

Saturdays at 12:00 p.m.

December 1, January 7, February 4.


Cupcake Wars!

It’s our annual Cupcake Wars!  Can you create an epic fall-themed cupcake?  Will you win first place?  Come find out!

Saturday, Nov 26 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


Melted Crayon Art

A blank canvas.  A blow dryer.  Lots of crayons.  A LOT of crayons!  We’ll be making some awesome paintings using melted crayons!

Saturday, Dec 10 from 1 – 3 p.m.


RBHS Finals Survival Kits

Monday, December 19 through Wednesday, December 21

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.


Supervise the Stuffed Animal Sleepover

During this after hours lock-in, you’ll be helping stuffed animals have their very best sleep over ever!  Who knows what kinds of amazing adventures they might have?  Recharge with pizza, soda, etc.

Thursday, Dec 22 from 8 to 10 p.m.


Wii Play Games and Watch Movies

Let’s start the year off with some great movies and newly released video games!  Plus, plenty of iPads to play individual games (and to catch Pokemon!) or grab a partner and compete one-on-one!  (Did I mention all the pizza and snacks we’ll be eating?)

Saturday, Jan 7 from 1 to 3 p.m.


CD Scratch Art

Take a CD, paint in black, and then scratch designs into the surface and you’ll have your very own rainbow scratch art!  On a CD that you can hang anywhere!  Make a few to give as gifts!

Saturday, Jan 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Candy Melts!

We’re getting a bunch of colorful candy melts to melt down and cover a bunch of food!  Candy-covered marshmallows, pretzels, you name it!  Bring your appetite because we’re going to be decorating a bunch of food!

Saturday, Feb 4 from 1 to 3 p.m.


Temporary Tattoos

Did you ever have an awesome idea for a tattoo?  Well, come show off your design by making a temporary tattoo!  That’s right, you will design, print and transfer your awesome design to show off to everyone!

Saturday, Feb 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.




Tween / Teen Year-Round Volunteering for 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 & Movie Reviews

Have you read an amazing book or watched an incredible movie recently?  Write a review!  Simply email your 50-word review along with the title and author or name of the movie to Reviews are edited for content and may be published on our website.  Community service hours are given for your time!


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.