Fall 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.

Saturdays at 12:00 pm

September 10, October 8, November 12. December 10.


Decorate Your Phone Accessories

Have an old phone case you’d like to spice up and start using again? Want to decorate your charger so you know it’s yours and people will be jealous? How about making your headphone wires look awesome with cool patterns? Or make a headphone holder so they can stop getting tangled up? Bring in your phone accessories and let’s decorate them!

Saturday, Sept 10 from 1 – 3 p.m.


Mason Jar Art

There are so many ways to decorate a mason jar. We can make them glow in the dark! Or splatter paint them! Or use Washi Tape! The possibilities are endless!

Saturday, Sept 24 from 10:30 a.m – 12:30 p.m.


Teen Read Week: Read for the Fun of It

Celebrate reading by winning a new paperback!  One raffle entry per book or magazine checked out.  Winners will be notified by October 22.

Sunday, Oct 9 through Saturday, Oct 15


DIY Bath Bombs

Experience a colorful bath with your very own colorful bath bombs that YOU made yourself!  Are you brave enough to include glitter in your bath bomb too?  A perfect gift to yourself or someone else!

Saturday, Oct 8 from 1 – 3 p.m.


Cloud Lights

This craft is going to be super fun!  Make your very own cloud to hang up in your room!  Haven’t you always wanted your very own cloud?

Saturday, Oct 22 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


Create a Bouncy Ball

We’re going to make bouncy balls! SUPER bouncy balls! Choose your own colors to create your own personal, special bouncy ball. Who will make the best one that bounces the highest…FOR SCIENCE!

Saturday, Nov 12 from 1 – 3 p.m.


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.



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 youthservices@northriversidelibrary.org. 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.