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Upcoming programs for teens in Grades 7-12:

Friday, May 8,  4:00 -5:30 p.m. Games & Pizza

Friday, May 15, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Special FIT: Registration for Summer Library Club Volunteering (no pizza) PLEASE NOTE:  You must have attended 2 FIT progarms before you can volunteer.  This sign-up day does NOT count as one of those programs.  If you are not sure if you qualify, please call 847-918-3218.  If you are eligible and want to volunteer at our Summer Library Club, bring your calendars and know which dates you are able to come (be sure you have a ride to and from the library). Your job at the Summer Library Club is to help young children sign up and hand out stickers and end-of-club prizes.  Shifts range from 2 to 2 1/2 hours; you can volunteer for as many shifts as you like.  

READ TO THE RHYTHM Teen Summer Library Club Monday, June 8 through Sunday, July 19 Come in weekly for a raffle ticket, complete an activity, and spin our prize wheel for a variety of prizes and coupons.  If you come in five weeks out of the six-week Club, you can select a free book.

Friday, June 12, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Cupcake Wars! After pizza, we'll provide materials for your team to decorate "Read to the Rhythm" cupcakes that will be judged by a panel of tasters who will award prizes to the winners.  All the cupcakes will be put on display for our music-themed Summer Library Club.

Friday, June 19, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Artist Christine Thornton describes this program: "Join us for this fun art program and get into the creative groove of abstract painting.  I will teach techniques for painting to the rhythm of music using watercolor pencils.  No art experience required!  You'll leave with a small finished painting." Pizza will be served.

Friday, July 17: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. We're wrapping up the summer with a party!  Join us for food, games, and our Read to the Rhythm Raffle!  If you participate in the Summer Library Club, you'll earn weekly raffle tickts which will be put into a drawing for a $100 Amazon Gift Card and an assortment of prizes (you must be present to win the Grand Prize).

Friday, June 5 and Friday, July 10 (special date): 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Games & Pizza  


READ FOR A LIFETIME for High School Students

Read for a Lifetime is a state-sponsored program that requires high school students to read at least four books from a pre-selected list by April 1, 2015.  When you turn in your reading log, we will submit your name to the State of Illinois and you will receive a certificate.  We will also enter you into a library-sponsored raffle for a KINDLE FIRE HD.

Sign-up is ongoing, but if you register at the Youth Services Desk by Friday, October 24, you'll receive a bonus: candy bar!

Book List

read for lifetime



See what's coming in OCTOBER!

Friday, October 3:   GAMES & PIZZA, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Friday, October 17: MOVIE: World War Z (PG 13), 3:45 - 5:45 p.m.   
Unitd Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself.  
Pizza will be served.

A deserted library--dark, cold, with an undercurrent of decay.  Ghosts of the past reside here, chilling the air, chuckling quietly at unsuspecting visitors.  Are you ready to enter this place - where the books move at night, in the dark?  Do you dare?  

Join us for food and solve a murder mystery!




Our Roller Coaster is Finished!!

Teens attending our April FIT (Fremont's Impressive Teens) program worked on cutting out and constructing parts for a cardstock roller coaster.  We got as far as assembling the base, then ran out of time.  Eighth-grader Erik C. volunteered to take the parts home to work on...and recently brought in the finished roller coaster, including three marbles that roll down twists and turns to the bottom.  Thank you, Erik!!  

Come in to the Teen Zone at the library to try it out!

roller coaster


Starting Monday, June 16: GOING TO THE DOGS Teen Summer Library Club!


When you join our six-week Teen Summer Library Club, you'll get a registration card which you present each week. Complete a simple activity to spin our Prize Wheel.  Prizes on the wheel include gift cards, coupons, flash drives, book tokens (earn 2 for a free mystery book), etc.  If you are able to participate five out of the six weeks, you can pick a free book of your choice.  You will have opportunities to earn raffle tickets for the prize drawing at our End-of-Library-Club Party on Friday, June 25 (registration required).  You must be present to win the Grand Prize: a $150 Amazon Gift Card.  

See you next week: WE'RE GOING TO THE DOGS!!




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