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).
-Teen Advisory Board meeting (TAB), November 2 from 7-8:00
-DIY Tee Shirt Scarves (example pictured below), November 7 from 4-5:00
September-October: Goodreads.com Online Book Club: The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
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
Volunteers! We want you!
Opportunities include but are not limited to:
-Help create reading lists
-Writing book reviews
-Helping work events within the Library
-Coming to the monthly Teen Advisory Board meetings
-Help prepare for Summer and Winter reading clubs
-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 5 pm to 10 pm powered by Brainfuse
-Learning Express - practice AP and ACT/SAT tests and prep guides (under the college preparation tab)
*The Teen Advisory Board will meet next on November 2 at 7 pm in the Teen Room. Pizza and snacks will be provided!
The Whos, Whats, Whens and Hows:
-We meet once a month 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
-Membership 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.