There are lots of in-Library activities and events happening in and around the Teen Room. Check back for upcoming info on reading lists, movies, books, and all that is sprouting from the Teen Room (don't forget to check the Teen Events page).
Program for Parents (Teens Welcome)
How to Prepare for the Rising Cost of College Presented by Quest College Consulting
Tuesday, April 25 at 7:00; meet in the Auditorium, registration not required
Each year, the price of college tution rises higher than the annual inflation rate. With these steep increases, how can college-bound families afford to pay? Thomas J. Jaworski of Quest College Consulting will share his expertise to break down the cost of college, explain changes to the financial aid process and how to find scholarships. This program is designed for both parents and students to help maximize their dollar for college.
Coloring Books for Stress Relief
Studies increasingly show that coloring is great for stress reduction in teenagers! Visit the Teen Room and color your stress away.
YALSA Alex Awards-Written for and by adults, with special appeal to Teens
Printz Award Winners-Excellence in young adult literature
Banned Books-The most frequently banned or challenged books
Abraham Lincoln Award-Sponsored by the Illinois School Library Media Association to promote lifelong readers.
-Librarians available to assist you
-Group study areas
-Individual study areas with power outlets
-Wifi throughout the building
-Print collection of reference books and primary sources
-Teen Room with relaxation space equipped with a MAC and pc station
-Databases covering many topics including history, science, literature, business and much more
-Thousands of magazines that you may search for full text articles
-Online tutoring 7 days a week from 2 pm to 11 pm powered by Brainfuse
-Gale Courses practice AP and ACT/SAT tests and prep guides (under the college preparation tab)
To be announced!
The Whos, Whats, Whens and Hows:
-We meet to talk about programs that teens want to see at their Library
-The Teen Advisory Board plays a valuable role for the Library and the community by giving teens a chance to have their voice heard
-Attendance is open to any interested teens in the Kenilworth and Wilmette communities
-Meetings typically last one hour with refreshments
-Staff youth programs, serve as school liaisons and ambassadors to the teen community
-If you need volunteer credit, the TAB meetings count towards those hours
Programs sponsored by the Teen Advisory Board include pizza exam nights, free feature film screenings, gaming tournaments, Summer Reading Program, writing workshops, concerts, poetry workshops, and much more.