These programs are for teens in 9th - 12th grade. Registration encouraged, but not required, unless specified: 708.371.56666
High School Volunteer Group
First Thursdays at 6 pm: December 7, February 1, and March 7
MLK Day of Service: Monday, January 15
Do you need service hours for graduation, communion, or Scouting? The library has a volunteer group for teens grades 9 and beyond! Monthly meetings in the Teen Zone count for 1 hour of dedicated service time; extra hours are scheduled as needed.
Teen Job Skills Workshop
Second Thursdays at 6pm
Are you looking for a summer job to earn some cash? In partnership with the Alsip Park District, the library is hosting a three-part workshop series on everything jobs just for teens! Learn tips and tricks on searching for jobs, best interview practices, and more; we’ll end with a mini job fair with the Alsip Park District for potential placements for summer jobs.
December 14, 2023: Job Searching 101
January 11, 2024: Interviewing 101
February 8, 2024: Mini Job Fair & Mock Interviews
Winter Break Hangout
Thursday, December 28 at 2 pm
Finals are over and it’s time to relax! Swing by for sweet winter treats and your de-stressor of choice: games, crafts, books, or just enjoying not being at school. Pajama pants encouraged.
Signups are limited and required for all craft programs, even if you’d like a take-n-make kit: 708.371.5666
Take-N-Make Paint by Number Kit
Pickups begin Monday, January 8
Travel to a sensational seascape in this month’s painting. Want to add some extra pizazz? Add some flaky sea salt to the painting while it’s still wet, then shake it off when dry! Limit 18.
Monday, February 12 at 6:30 pm
Warm your heart with a mug cake! A basic recipe and an array of ingredients will be available for you to build your perfect personalized dessert. BYOM – bring your own (microwave safe) mug! Please alert the Info Desk of any food allergies upon signup. Limit 12.
Save the Dates for Our Spring Craft Swap!
Collection Period: March 13–29
Swap: Thursday, April 4
Drop off gently used craft supplies during the collection period. Our middle school and high school volunteers will organize and sort them. Attend the swap to take home what you’ll use! All leftover supplies will be donated.
Board Games, Video Games, and Tournaments
No matter what types of games you like to play, we’ve got you covered!
Casual Game Nights
Bring your friends to the Teen Zone for your choice of Switch, Jackbox, chess, or other board games!