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Teens posing in front of a mural in progress

Summer learning for teen volunteers

With school out and summer in full swing, the Teen Summer Volunteer Program at the library kicked off its 10th year at the beginning of June. One major objective: help teens develop and improve existing job skills.Throughout the summer, teens will make friends, learn new skills, and serve their community through fun, interactive, learning experiences.

Learn more about the program »

Young Adult fiction


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Tough topics to talk about

We want to help you find the information you need, and we understand there are some things you want to keep private. For your convenience, the library offers self-checkout machines. No matter what your age, you can check out books from any floor of the library. Your checkout records are private and will not be shared. Look for these subjects »

The library also has a social worker on staff who can help you figure out next steps for your situation. This is a free, confidential service. Ask at any library service desk to speak to Rob Simmons, Stephen Jackson, or call 708.697.6910.

Homework help

Check out our Homework Help section to access online resources for research, test preparation, and more. Find what you need in Homework Help for Teens »

Test preparation