Volunteers Wanted!

volunteerThere are limited opportunities for students in grade 6 and up to earn service hours at the library. Call the Youth Services Desk (448-1473) for more information or e-mail teens@phlibrary.org

Gaming, Board Games & Media Lab

Teens are welcomed to use the Library's equipment to play games or make your own video against our green screen. The Media Lab is perfect for school projects or presentations, or just to experiment with movie making.

Teen and Tween Programs

Palos Heights’ residents may register for programs upon receipt of the PageTurner in your mail delivery. Others may register starting the first week of each month.

Programs marked with an " R" require registration in order to attend. Programs marked with a " D 2400px" are drop-in programs, so no registration is needed.

Please follow the link below each program description to register, or call or stop by the youth services desk.

Teen and Tween Corner


Better Grades in 2017 with Tutor.com

Start the new school year off right! Tutor.com is a free tutoring and homework help service that Palos Heights Library card holders can access through the library’s website. It was named one of the top five educational apps by the Today Show.  Kaplan SAT and ACT Practice Tests will also be offered this year to help you get the edge for the real thing.

With Tutor.com, elementary students through college students can work with a live online tutor to get help in English, math, science, and social studies. Tutors are knowledgeable and experienced teachers, doctors, professors and pilots. Every session is one-to-one and personalized to your subject and your question.

To access Tutor.com, click the link, log in with your library card number, create a free account, and you’re on your way to better grades in 2017.



Read for a Lifetime (RFAL)

High school students are encouraged to register for this state-sponsored reading program. Read four of the books from the required list, report back to us the four you read, and receive a certificate from the Secretary of State. Participation can be included on college applications! Register by October 31.



Need service hours this school year? Stop by the Youth Services desk to pick up an application, or email teens@palosheightslibrary.org.

2017 Summer Reading Program for Youth & Teens

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Build a Better World

The Youth & Teens spent lots of time BUILDING A BETTER WORLD as part of our summer reading theme. They read countless minutes, constructed towers, taper towns, and bird houses. They learned about scientists saving the day, sent art to PLOWS, and enjoyed the beautiful outdoors at our Story Book Walk at Lake Katherine. They up-cycled junk into awesome pieces of art, discussed a variety of books, made their own iMovie, and carried books far and wide to share with others as part of our first Book Crossing.

Teens learned about Henna art, got book buzzed, constructed a play fort for kids, and were locked in, literally. Positively a fun, exciting, and educational summer for everyone! All youth and teen participants selected a paperback book to keep at the end of the program, and others were randomly selected to receive the items that were on display. Because of the generosity of local businesses, we are always able to offer a wide variety of things to choose from.

Many thanks to the following businesses for supporting the Summer Reading Program for the youth, teens, and adults at the Palos Heights Public Library:

  • Applebee's
  • Aurelio's Pizza
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Booza Ice Cream
  • Breadsmith
  • Capri Ristorante Italiano
  • Charter Fitness
  • Chicago Fire Soccer
  • Chicago History Museum
  • Cirque Italia Water Circus
  • Commissioner Sean Morrison - Brookfield Zoo Tickets
  • Doughs Guys
  • DuPage Children's Museum
  • Flying High
  • Golden Shoes
  • Harvest Room
  • Jimmy John's
  • Joe's Italian Villa
  • Lou Malnati's Pizza
  • Lumes Pancake House
  • Nick's Barbecue
  • Pop's Italian Beef & Sausage
  • Running for Kicks
  • Walgreen's

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