Niles Public Library Teen Scene Blog

Project Playbill Begins June 29
June 25, 2009, 3:02 pm
Filed under: Check this out, Events, Get Involved!

Aspiring actors and artists aged 12-18 are invited to participate in the library’s annual summer theatre program!  Sign up to work behind the scenes (create sets, costumes & props; run the lights & sound, etc.) or audition for an on-stage  role Monday, June 29.

Rehearsals: 1:00-3:00pm every Monday, Wednesday & Friday June 29 thru July 24
Public Performance: 11:00am Saturday, July 25
Where: Large Meeting Room @ 6960 W. Oakton St. in Niles, IL.

Earn volunteer service hours while having fun!

DIY: Wild Tees
June 19, 2009, 1:21 pm
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Large Meeting Room

Transform your boring, old shirts into unique fashions with tie-dye paint and simple cutting & sewing techniques. Bring a shirt that you’d like to customize or grab one of ours to experiment with. Is your shirt too big, too small, or just too plain? There’s a project to make it work for you!

Cotton shirts will work best with tie-dye.
Summerize sweaters with scissors!

Read on the Wild Side

Join Summer Reading and earn prizes!


Read 4 books (or 3 books and 1 magazine, blog, poem, movie – basically whatever you want) to be entered in our monthly prize drawings for passes to Brunswick bowling, Brookfield Zoo and Navy Pier.

Plus, you’ be entered in our grand prize drawing for an Apple ipod.

Register by August 3 and complete at least one reading log by August 29.  Turn in mutliple logs for more chances to win a prize!

Get all the details here, at our website.

Be A Book Buddy!

bookDo you…

Like to Read?
Like Children?
Have Some Free Time This Summer?

You Can Be A Book Buddy!

Read to children and listen to them read aloud.  Come to the library just once a week for an hour.   Book buddies need to be entering Grade 8 or higher.  Earn Community Service hours!

Call Clara at (847) 663-6628 for more information.  The Niles Public Library District provides all materials and training.

Book Buddies are awesome!

Summer of Service
June 5, 2009, 12:20 pm
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President Obama is asking young people to help our communties this summer through volunteer service!  Here’s what one Niles teen, Katherine Piekarczyk, has to say about volunteering:

     Although some of us find community service a hassle, or just another unwanted commitment, I think community service is the best way to make yourself and your community better. It’s exactly what people usually associate it with making a difference. By volunteering at the library not only did I help myself, but I also helped my library, and my community. By helping out the library with their projects, I learned how to do new things such as making a website, and I even learned how to be a better leader.

     Community service is definitely something better to do than just moseying around, and letting time go wasted. During my hours of community service, I got to work with new people, and find out new information on new projects I was working on.

     Overall, I became more informed, and I was helping others get informed at the same time. For example, at the library when I worked as a volunteer, the librarian I worked with needed a new display, and we decided on a “What to Do on a Cold Winter Day?” display. By researching ideas, I, myself, found new things to do when I’m bored or stuck inside. Over the several weeks of my volunteering, I saw books disappearing, proving that people were actually interested in the topic I researched for them. So this just goes to prove that my community service was, in fact, beneficial, and helpful for me and my community.

     So next time you’re sitting at home bored and letting time get wasted, why not take a visit to the library, and ask if there’s a way you can help out, even if its only for an hour? Like our thirty-fifth president, John F. Kennedy, had once said, “One person can make a difference and every person should try.

Thanks, Kathy!

Visit our website to learn how you can volunteer at Niles Public LIbrary this summer.

Summer Reading Study Hall
June 3, 2009, 12:57 pm
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Sign up for Summer Reading and enjoy food & prizes!  Get together with friends to study at our big table with comfy chairs or use one of our new computers.

When: Monday, June 8th
Where: Board Room
What Time: 5-9pm

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