Teen Volunteer Squad Meetings

Earn service hours while sharing your opinions about books, programs, and more. Come to one meeting or come to them all! To see a schedule of meetings and to register, visit our Event Signup page.

 

Character Pen Pals

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 three 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!

Video Games

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Video Games

 

Teen Board Games

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Library of Things

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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 Box

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 Boxes, filled with a selection of snacks and surprises and, of course, new books to try.

Register Here!

Here’s how it works:

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

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

 

Recorded Teen Booktalks