Character Pen Pals Letter Writing (Ongoing)

Make a child smile by writing a letter as their favorite character! Sign up using this form, then pick up letter writing materials and instructions at the Youth Services desk. Completed letters should be returned to the library by the deadline listed on the instructions. For each program quarter, volunteers can earn up to five service hours by participating in Character Pen Pals.



Teen Book Reviews

Ever wanted to tell your fellow teens what you think about the books you're reading? Tell us your opinion (positive or negative) through this form here and earn one service hour. A maximum of ten reviews can be submitted per semester.


ARC Book Reviews

Pick a book from our ARC cart by the Teen Fiction collection and take it home to read. Complete the review form inside and return to the library to earn one service hour, but keep the book!

Teen Volunteer Squad

Thursdays・4 pm New Day & Time! 

January 11 & 25

February 8 & 22

March 7 & 21

Make your voice heard by sharing what you’re reading and watching and giving your opinions on current and future teen programs. You’ll also work on different projects at each meeting. 


At Your Service

Tuesdays・4 pm

January 16: Valentines for Seniors & Troops

February 20: Character Pen Pals Letter Writing

March 19: Pass the Positivity Cards

Come socialize with other teens while you complete service projects for community organizations. 

Teen Program Test Lab (Volunteer Opportunity)

Be our guinea pigs and test new and existing program ideas. Tell us what you like, what you would change, and if we are offering events on the right day & time. Teens will receive service credit for participating in test lab programs. 

Test Lab Programs: 

Strictly Self-Defense with Lindsey Daehnke (Registration Required) Thursday, January 4th - 4pm

Open Art Studio Saturdays, January 13th, February 10th, March 9th - 4pm

Taster's Choice: Lays & M&Ms Monday, January 15th - 4pm

Lovely Cookie Decorating (Registration Required) Tuesday, February 13th - 3:45pm

Snack n' Study with Therapy Dogs Wednesday, March 20th - 3pm 


Video Games

Under construction. Please check back soon!

Video Games


Teen Board Games

Under construction. Please check back soon!

Library of Things

Under construction. Please check back soon!

100 Books before Graduation

Reading for enjoyment is linked to better academic performance and a greater sense of well-being. Open to Lemont students and cardholders in Grades 6-12, this reading program is the perfect way to stay motivated throughout junior high and high school. Track how many books you read for fun and for school with Beanstack online or the Beanstack tracker app on your mobile device. Earn prizes on your way to 100!

Read 25 Books = color change pencil & sticker

Read 50 Books = kawaii pin

Read 75 Books = entry to our gift card raffle

Read 100 = Grad-ready kit 


Teen Treat Your Shelf! Book Bag

Have you heard about subscription services like OwlCrate or Once Upon a Book Club? For a monthly fee, these services send you a package containing one book and a few treats to go along with it.

The Lemont Public Library District has rolled out a similar service just for teens and tweens! Best of all, our service is completely FREE!

If you are in grades 6-12, you can sign up each month to get four books selected especially for you based on your input.  Those who sign up will receive one of our amazing Teen Book Bags, filled with a selection of snacks and surprises and, of course, new books to try.

*Please note that we cannot fill new book bag requests till we receive previous bags from patrons*


Register Here!

Here’s how it works:

  • If you would like to get one of these bags, you must sign up online before the 15th of each month.  This is not an ongoing subscription!  Sign up each month to receive your bag, and skip any month where you don’t want one.
  • You will receive an email or phone call when your Book Bag is ready to be picked up, around the 1st of the next month. Bags can be picked up at the Lemont Public Library District's Youth Services desk and checked out with your library card. You will have one week to pick up your bag.
  • When you’re done with your books and the bag, please return both to the library. The bags cannot be returned through the book drop; please bring them inside and hand them to someone at the patron services desk. The bag and the books inside will be due back at the library three weeks after you check them out. The rest of the bag’s contents are yours to keep!
School Visits

Would you like a librarian to visit your junior high or high school classroom? To book a visit, please email Jazmin Wilkerson at Please book your visit at least two weeks in advance as availability is limited.


Recorded Teen Booktalks