Niles Public Library Teen Scene Blog


Celebrate Teen Reading With Art
September 27, 2013, 3:43 pm
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Teen Read Week Art Contest

Celebrate reading with art! Your original 2D art could decorate the Library’s new teen space and website. Art may be done in any media, such as paint, pencil, ink, photography and digital. Finalists will be displayed in the library and online.First place will win a $50 gift card.

Deadline for submissions is Thurs., Oct. 31, @9pm

Grades 7-12 are eligible

Entries may be submitted in person, on a flash drive or CD, or as email attachments. For digital art, please send us your highest resolution. Submitting entries for the contest constitutes permission to display your name and art should your entry win.

Submit your art in person at the adult service desks, snail mail to Donna Block c/o Niles Public Library District, 6960 W. Oakton St., Niles, IL 60714; or by email to teen@nileslibrary.org.

Submit this information with your art:
Name
Address:
School
Grade
Phone
Email

Questions? Contact librarian Donna Block at 847-663-6434.



Thanks for another successful Summer Internship Program!
September 6, 2013, 10:52 am
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Our Summer Reading Kickoff Weekend was especially busy!

Thanks to a generous grant from Dollar General Literacy Foundation, The Niles Public Library District was able to hire two summer interns to assist with our summer reading program for youth. Over 1750 children from preschool through 7th grade participated in the program this summer. Our two interns, Jenny Hau and Christina Alexandru worked behind the scenes and directly with patrons for a total of 121 hours. This was a first job experience for both of them. Librarian Debbie Graham said, “ I do believe these two wonderful young women really benefited from the experience.”

“I’ve always yearned to become a pediatrician. This internship allowed me to get hands-on experience and interaction with children,” said Intern Jenny Hau. “I had an incredibly amazing time working in the internship and I will carry on my skills I acquired with me throughout my whole life. Thank you for giving this opportunity to be in this wonderful internship program.”

“This internship has been my 1st actual paid job, I wouldn’t have asked for a better 1st job,” said Intern Christina Alexandru. “This experience has helped me to become a little more professional and communicative. I am very thankful for this opportunity!”

We wish both Christina and jenny the best of luck in the future!

Thanks to:

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Wrapped Wire
July 29, 2013, 12:41 pm
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ImageAlso coming up quickly is the Wrapped Wire! Don’t forget to register. You do not want to be left out on

this unique program working with wire. This program is for girls and guys…so don’t be shy…just come on out!  ***Click the picture and discover where it leads!

When: August 1, 2013



Totally Tangled
July 29, 2013, 12:33 pm
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Do you want to get totally creative and artistic?Image

Then DO NOT miss out on Totally Tangled, a program that involves creating tangle designs to draw  beautiful, unique and just really cool drawings!

Come not only to enjoy expressing those hidden creative abilities, but also to be taught by the creative Christine Thornton.  *** Click the picture and discover where it leads!

When: July 30, 2013



We Have A WInner!
November 20, 2012, 2:37 pm
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ImageCongratulations to our annual Teen Read Week Art Contest winner, Nicolette Grabiec! Congrats also to our 9 other finalists. Thank you to everyone who interest this year. We had more than 50 fantastic entries. Our winner and finalists were chosen by the library’s Teen Advisory Board.

Check out all ten finalists here, at our Flickr site.



Celebrate Teen Read Week All Month Long!
October 12, 2012, 11:20 am
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Teen Read Week Art Contest

Your artwork could decorate the library’s blogs!

Click here for all the details on our annual Teen Read Week Art Contest.  Entries will be accepted through October 26, and the winner and finalists will be chosen in November by our teen advisory board. First place wins a $50 gift card.

Questions? Ask a Librarian!  Email dblock@nileslibrary.org or call 847-663-6434.

Celebrate Halloween @ the Library!

Frankentoys Fri. Oct. 19 4:30pm

Create new, scary mash-ups from old & broken toys. Barbie yearns for Transformer legs, while Buzz Lightyear would love a My Little Pony head.

Ghost Hunting 101 Sat. Oct 27 3pm

How does a ghost hunter conduct paranormal investigations? Learn how from the Illinois Ghost Society!

Monster Movie Make-Up Sun. Oct 28 2pm

Turn yourself into a monster for Halloween! Learn how to transform yourself into a zombie, vampire or ghoul.



Rock Out With Purple Apple!
June 26, 2012, 10:19 am
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Rock out with Purple Apple at the Niles Public Library on June 29 at 7:30. Watch Purple Apple live in concert before they perform at the Lollapalooza Music Festival in August.

Check out their website: http://purpleapplemusic.com
Click here to register: http:// bit/ly/purpleapple




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