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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

Teen Selfie with a Book Competition

Dates and Rules: All Entries Due August 14.  Mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; open to all local teens.  

Nitty Gritty Details: Take your best selfie with a book to receive a Chipotle gift card (for one free meal) and a chance to win an iTunes gift card!  All entries will be hung on the Teen Room wall and will be judged by the Reference Librarians for most creative. 


Join the Teen Summer Reading Club!

Dates and Rules: May 31-August 14; open to all local teens. 

Nitty Gritty Details: Pick up a log sheet at the Recent Arrivas Desk.  Read or listen to any four books during the duration of the club, fill out the log sheet and return to receive your completion prize.  All submissions will enter you to win the grand prize of a LIMOUSINE RIDE to a local location of your choice!  


College Application Boot Camp

Dates and Rules: Saturday, August 13 at 1:00; registration is required.  

Nitty Gritty Details:Do you love reading manga and wish you could draw like manga artists? Wish no more! In this workshop, you’ll get a brief lesson on realistic drawing versus abstract. You’ll get to learn the correct proportions for manga design and even be given a chance to create your own character!


Ongoing Crafts and Projects

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
 Knit Your Own Chunky Scarf

See the reference desk for your kit, which includes needles, yarn and instructions. Use the links to watch video tutorials, which instruct you on how to learn to knit your own scarf.

 Yarn Resized in Paint

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 TAB will reconvene in the Fall, but look at the Teen News page for teen events happening throughout the summer! 



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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