Today the library is open from: 9am-9pm

Learn about fun things to do for teens to do at the library! We have a space dedicated to teens in grades 6-12 with video games, study rooms, and books. Come by for crafts, games, book discussions, and other fun activities.

The Teen collection focuses on teen fiction, graphic novels, and manga. If you are looking for some new titles our teen librarians will talk with you to get an idea of your taste and make a recommendation.

The library is interested in your input – suggest a book series that you really love, or give us an idea for a fun program. You can also bring your ideas and enthusiasm about your library to a monthly meeting of TAG (Teen Advisory Group) where you get to be the boss of all things “Teen.”

There are rules to follow in the Teen Room, which were created in cooperation with DeKalb teens. We offer one warning for misbehavior. The decision to act appropriately is up to you. Consequences for misbehavior include being asked to leave the library–whether for the rest of the day or for a longer period of time. Everyone is expected to treat each other and the space with respect.

Teen Winter Reading Bingo

Friday, December 20 – Sunday, January 5

Read for a bingo this winter break and earn a free book prize. Choose a path of four challenges on the bingo sheet which may include reading a biography and some manga, or reading some of the top-rated titles for teens of 2019, or listening to audiobooks using Libby app and your library card.
Claim your prize in the Teen Room. Reading should take place over winter break, however, prize books will be available through Sunday, January 12. Registration is not required. Winter Bingo 2019    Winter Bingo 2019 Spanish  BINGO sheets will also be available in Youth Services and in the Teen Room.

Teen Winter Reading Kick-off

Friday, December 20, 4:00-5:30 p.m. Grab some hot cocoa and an armful of reads for winter break.

This free program is for ages 11-17 or in grades 6th-12th. Registration is not required. For additional information, please contact Susan or at or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 3400.


Featured Events for Teens

Homeschool Happenings: Teens

Thursday, February 20
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Adventure @ Your Library

Thursday, February 20
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

3D Print a Treasure Box

Thursday, February 20
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM