Teen Programs & Events

Upcoming Events @ the Library

Teen programs are open to 7th graders and up
Teen Programs Calendar

Attention Pokémon trainers, dungeon crawlers, and Mario Kart racers: Celebrate International Games Day at your library! You can discover new games or play your favorites. Play against others in board games, video games, and collectible card games! You can also create games-related crafts, play life-size games, or take on challengers during our video game tournament!
Saturday, November 18
11:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. - Drop-in, All ages

CD Scratch Art

Take scratch art to a whole new level. Re-purpose some old CDs and turn them into a work of art by scratching cool designs into them! Registration Required. Limit of 15 seats.
Thursday, November 30
7:00-8:00 p.m. - Registration Required
Register online or by phone at 630-924-2730

Hour of Code

Celebrate Computer Science Education Week (December 4- December10) by joining us for an Hour of Code™. No matter what your plans are in life, everyone can benefit from learning how to code. With fun activities provided by Code.org, you'll see that anyone can learn the coding basics!
The 'Hour of Code™' is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week[csedweek.org] and Code.org[code.org] to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming.
Wednesday, December 6
7:00-8:00 p.m. - Registration Required
Register online or by phone at 630-924-2730

Candy Sled

Come construct a sled made entirely out of candy! Keep it as a sweet treat for yourself, or give it as a gift to one of your friends!
Thursday, December 7
6:00-7:00 p.m. - Registration Required
Register online or by phone at 630-924-2730

Movie Night
Teens are welcome to join us as we watch the movie Elf. We will try to stick to Buddy the Elf's four main food groups during the movie: candy, candy corn, candy canes, and syrup. Only a cotton-headed ninny-muggins would miss this fun!
Wednesday, December 13
6:00-8:00 p.m. - Drop-in

ACT Test

Stressing about taking the ACT? Take a full-length practice test to ward off test day jitters and see how you may score on the big test. Experience first-hand what test day will be like! A representative from C2 Education will provide a proctored practice test and contact you with scores and analyzed results. Don't forget to bring a couple of pencils, your calculator, and a snack to eat!
Sunday, December 17
1:00-5:00 p.m. - Registration Required
Register online or by phone at 630-924-2730

Exam Cram
Get ready for finals at the library’s Exam Cram! We’ll have group and quiet study areas, Wi-Fi, and computers. We'll provide caffeine and snacks - you provide the brain power! Pizza served at 7:00 p.m.
Monday, December 17 - Wednesday, December 19
3:00-9:00 p.m. - Drop-in


Applications are currently open for the Volunteens program! If you're interested in joining our Volunteens program, please fill out an application. Help out with a few programs and easy jobs in the Youth Services Department, learn new skills, and earn service hours for scouts, church, honor roll, or just a strong college app.

Monthly Teen Clubs

The following ongoing programs meet monthly. Some monthly programs require registration. Open to teens in grades 7 and up.

Teen Game Night
2nd Thursday of the month
6:00 – 8:30 p.m. - Drop-In
Next meetings: NO OCTOBER TGN, November 9, December 14

Teen Advisory Board
3rd Thursday of the month
6:30-8:00 p.m. - Drop-In
Next meetings: October 19, November 16, December 21

3D Print Club
Wednesdays, November 29, December 27, January 24, February 28
6:30-8:00 p.m. - Drop-in