The Teen Zone (for high school students) is located on the first floor, near the Information Desk. There are eight computers, and comfortable chairs and tables just for high school students.

Come take a look at our Teen Zone . . . .

  • Books and DVDs from school reading lists
  • John Green and other favorite authors
  • Manga like FruitsBasket, Naruto & Fullmetal Alchemist
  • Graphic Novels
  • Seventeen Magazine
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly
  • Wii games
  • & More

Looking for Books and DVDs?

If we don't have the materials you want, call the Adult Services Information Desk at 708.371.5666 x139. Often we can get items for you. We have books and DVDs on your required school reading lists, too.

Look for books, CDs, games and DVDs in the SWAN catalog.

Upcoming Teen Programs:

The library is happy to announce new programs for teens only! Many of these will appear during the summer, but check back time to time to see anything new we've added! This is a great opportunity to volunteer for any service hours you may need, as well as make suggestions on what programs you would like to see. Stop by soon!

Arm Knitting
Saturday, March 28th at 11:30am to 1:00pm
Arm knitting is all the rage, and it's no surprise! It's a quick and easy way to make a warm, cozy infinity scarf using nothing more than your arms. In a short period of time, you'll be ready to run out the door wearing your new scarf. Come and see what all the craze is about! Yarn will be provided, and space is limited.

divergent-coverTeen Picks
Looking for suggestions for a good book to read? Click for a list of Teen Read Week books nominated by our TAG members! Our winning book was Divergent by Veronica Roth!

Need more suggestions? Try the Read for a Lifetime 2014 list.

Or try the Lincoln High School Readers' Choice Award Winners

Looking for a Group?

Alsip-Merrionette Park Library students in grades 6-12 can join the Teen Advisory Group (TAG).

Doing Homework?

Find information & articles on our research databases, using your Alsip-Merrionette Park Library card barcode number.


Brainfuse live tutors are available every day from 2pm to 10pm (CST) except for holidays.