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Register at the Kids & Teens Ask Us Desk, call 630/887-8760 ext. 263 or register online. Teen programs are open to 7-12 grades unless otherwise noted.


Upcoming Programs

Coding Bootcamp

Mondays, June 15-17 at 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Explore computer programming language concepts, such as variables, loops, and functions, and write your own code, while working with a variety of electrical components, including robotic claws, motors, LED lights, etc... No programming experience required.

Girls Night In

Fri., July 24 at 6 p.m.

Join us for karaoke and snacks! Bring your friends or make new friends as you sing at the top of your lungs, and fuel your singing voices with snacks provided by Whole Foods Market.

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Tuesdays, June 16 - August 4 at 4 p.m.
Get amped after school with crafts and activities in the Teen Lounge.

June 16: Needle Felting
June 23: Stencil Printing
June 30: Cork Wallets
July 7: Light Up Your Clothes
July 14: So Fresh and So Fizz Fizz
July 21: 3D Printer
July 28: Extraordinary Rugs
Aug 4: Vinyl Stickers

Video Game

Show the world you aren't just another button masher.

FIFA15 Tournament

Friday, June 12 at 5:00 p.m.

League of Legends 5V5 Tournament

Friday, June 19 at 5:00 pm
Participants are responsible for forming their own team. Laptops will be provided, but participants can bring their own laptop, mouse, and/or keyboard.

NBA2K15 Tournament

Friday, July 31 at 5:00 pm

Anime Addicts

Mondays, June 15 and July 20 at 6:30-8:30 pm
Hey, you! Do you like anime and unusual tasting Japanese snacks? You and your adventurous taste buds should probably be at Anime Addicts. All the cool kids will be there (actually we are kind of nerdy, but you should still come)!

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Saturday, June 20 at 6:30 pm
Free. Concert. It only gets better from here. The Sound is back for its third year featuring local teens competing in a battle of the bands competition. Many will enter but only one will have "The Sound."

Performers: Bands and solo/duo acts of any style between the ages 13-18 are eligible to apply. Applications are due by June 13. Register online at thesound.ippl.info . $500 in cash prizes will be awarded for the best band and best solo/duo.

The Great Pizza Battle

Saturday, June 27 at 1:00 pm at Whole Foods - Willowbrook
IPPL and Whole Foods are teaming up to present the first ever Great Pizza Battle. Teams of two will race through the store armed with a $25 gift card and select their pizza toppings from a variety of fresh and natural ingredients. They will craft the most delicious pizza possible, which will be cooked in Whole Foods' wood fired pizza oven. Winners will each receive a $50 Whole Foods gift cards and a pizza cookbook. Plus, the winning pizza will be featured and available for purchase in the "food court" for a week. This event will also be hosted at Whole Foods, 201 63rd St, Willowbrook, IL 60527.

Practice ACT

Saturday, July 25 at 1:00 pm
Free practice test with results analysis from Kaplan

Calling All Volunteens

Open to teens entering grades 7-12.

Volunteering is a great way to give back to your community, build your resume, and qualify for scholarships. The library is offering a variety of opportunities for you to involved. Work our Summer Reading Registration Desk, be a Chess Coach, help kids develop reading skills, and more! Applications due June 1. 100 VolunTEENS will be accepted. Applications will be available online at volunteen.ippl.info and at the Kids & Teens Ask Us Desk beginning April 1. Orientation in May is required.


Submit ideas for Teen Programs!

Did you know the Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meets every month to help plan and implement programs for our teens? They make recommendations for the books, movies and games we buy, and they make suggestions for making the library more "teen friendly." Do you have some ideas for TAB to consider? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Tyler at 630-887-8760 ext. 261.