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

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Blind Date with a Book

Throughout February
Grade 5 and up. Are you ready for an adventure? We’ve prepared several books for your selection, but you won’t know the title until you check it out! Sometimes the first sentence, or a brief recommendation, is all you need to decide if the book is right for you. Visit the Youth & Teen Services Department to select one of our mystery books. Be sure to let us know if it was a worthy read!



National Goof Off Day

Wednesday, March 22 at 7pm
Grade 5 and up. Need a reason to be goofy? Celebrate National Goof Off Day with goofy games, food, and fun!
Click here to register


Teen Tech Week - YALSA Theme: Be the Source of Change

March 5 – 11
Teens are invited to participate in the Challenge Check List for Teen Tech Week (TTW). Attend some of our programs, initiate one or two changes on your own, and submit your check list for a chance to win some awesome prizes!


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TTW, Jumpstart TAB!

Monday, March 6 at 4pm AND 7pm
As part of our Teen Advisory Board (TAB), you can suggest different programs you’d like to see scheduled at the library, help us select new books, or decide which ones should go to the book sale. All TAB volunteers receive volunteer credit and can have a distinct influence on the library, and what it offers other teens. Pizza for all TAB volunteers.


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TTW, Media Lab Green Screen

Wednesday, March 8 at 4pm AND 7pm
Learn how to use the green screen to create your photos or videos with an altered background. Perfect for school presentations!



TTW, Upcycled Books

Thursday, March 9 at 4pm AND 7pm
Change a book into a secret storage box! Landfills are overflowing so anytime something is recycled, or up-cycled in this project, it saves it from heading to the landfill. We will have some hardcover books to choose from, or you can bring one of your own. Snacks will be provided.
Click here to register for 4pm
Click here to register for 7pm


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.

Caudill Club & Bluestem Buddies

The Rebecca Caudill and Bluestem Book Clubs are going on the road! Do you want to skype with a Caudill nominated author? Win a Bluestem autographed book? We’ll make all of the arrangements and come to your classroom! Call the Youth & Teen Services Department to schedule a visit.

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.

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