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Freegal Music: commercial free streaming and free downloads
Creativebug. Access craft videos for free with your library card!
Free magazines with your library card!
Free ebooks and eaudiobooks with your library card!
Teen Classic Art Remix Contest. May 25 - June 7.
Black Lives Matter Reading List

Teen Writing Contest

Congratulations to our 4 winners this year! Their winning entries are posted below. Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's Teen Writing Contest- your entries were truly an escape!


6-8th Grade Winners

Animesh B., Grade 8: Essay Memoir: Escape: An Homage to My Dad

Gabriella T., Grade 8:  Poetry: Nature's Retreat


Yumna A-K., Grade 8: Short Story: Against the Current 


9-12th Grade Winner

Brigid H., Grade 11: Short Story: Beautiful Things


Honorable Mention

Ysabella P., Grade 6: Short Story: Escapade: Not Your Conventional Fairytale


Want to volunteer in the library?

Teen Volunteering is suspended due to COVID-19. Please check back again at a later date.


Need hours for NHS, NJHS, Confirmation or high school? Please note that the links below may not be valid during Stay at Home orders.

Need to do court ordered community service?

We do not offer that program here at the library. Please contact the Lake County Juvenile Service Program in Illinois at 847-377-7800. You can drop in or call for assistance. No appointment necessary!


Abe Lincoln Award Nominees 2021

Students' Choice Book Award for the State of Illinois.
Click here for past winners.



What Should I Read Next?

Find out which book is next in your favorite series.

Participate in Teens' Personal Reading Challenge.