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There are lots of in-Library activies 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).


Current Events

The September TAB has been canceled. Check back for the November date!


Gravestone Rubbing for Teens

Saturday, October 22 at 3:00; registration required.  For information on registration, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   All teens must have a permission slip signed by a parent or guardian prior to the day of the program. 

Learn to transfer images from gravestones to paper at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Wilmette! 



Monthly DIY Grab and Go Box

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.  

Coloring Books
DIY Greeting Cards

Visit the Teen Room and grab your bag filled with a blank card, wax crayon and watercolor palette. Complete at the Library to bring home-the contents are yours to keep!  Create your own greeting card by drawing with the wax crayon, paint over it with the watercolors and the drawing will appear as the paint dries! 

 Watercolor Card


Book Clubs and Lists

     Reading Lists

          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.


Questions? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., High School and Adult Librarian!


At the Library

We offer:

-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 


Online Services

-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

-Chat, text or email a Wilmette Librarian, available during hours Library is open.

-Gale Courses practice AP and ACT/SAT tests and prep guides (under the college preparation tab)


Teen Advisory Board

The September meeting has been canceled-November date to be accounced! 


The Whos, Whats, Whens and Hows:

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-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.

Anyone interested in joining may call the Adult Services Desk at (847) 256-6952, or send an email to librarian This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..




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