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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).



-Teen Advisory Board meeting (TAB), October 5 from 7-8:00

-Teen Read Week, October 12-18


Teen Read Week: Read for the Fun of It!

During the week of October 12-18, we encourage teens to read for pleasure, even with their busy academic and social calendars.  In celebration of the week, we will be holding events and games around the Library and will reward teens for participating.

DIY eDevice Cover Class

     Come, upcycle and make your own electronic device cover out of old books (that were to be recycled)!  Click here for an example; registration is required.  October 15 from 4-5:00 in the Teen Room.

Get Caught Reading at the Library

     If a Librarian sees a teen reading for fun around the Teen Room or in the stacks, they'll get a prize!

Read for Pleasure at the Rock House Coffee House!

     During the week of October 12-18, mention Teen Read Week to a cashier at the Rock House at 1150 Central Ave. to receive a discount as a reward for reading for pleasure at a local coffee shop.  *This offer is for teens only, please.

Guess the Book in the Jar!

     Guess the shredded book in the jar in the Teen Room and win the Grand Prize! 


Book Clubs and Lists

 September-October: Online Book Club: The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides

     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



Volunteers! We want you!  

Opportunities include but are not limited to:

-Help create reading lists 

-Writing book reviews

-Creating displays

-Helping work events within the Library

-Coming to the monthly Teen Advisory Board meetings 

-Help prepare for Summer and Winter reading clubs


Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , the High School Librarian if interested!


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 5 pm to 10 pm powered by Brainfuse

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

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


Teen Advisory Board

*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:

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-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.

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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