Niles Public Library Teen Scene Blog

Financial Aid for College
December 4, 2009, 2:29 pm
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Thinking about college but aren’t sure how to pay for it? Learn about Financial Aid options at our workshop on December 10!  A representative from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission will explain the financial aid application process and tell you about available government grants.

When: Thursday, Dec. 10 @ 7:00pm
Where: Meeting Room A, 6960 W. Oakton Niles, IL

Learn more about the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. Their website is designed to help you plan your future, no matter your age now.

Open Gaming Oct. 12!
October 6, 2009, 10:37 am
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School’s Out next Monday, October 12 (Columbus Day).  Celebrate by sleeping in, then come by the library at 3:00 for open Xbox and Wii gaming!

When: Monday, Oct. 12, 3:00-5:00pm
Where: Large Meeting Room, 6960 W. Oakton St.

Challenge your friends to Guitar Hero & other games!


Super Sunday Gaming
September 9, 2009, 2:07 pm
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Take our new Xbox 360 for a test run with Project Gotham Racing 4, Mortal Kombat Vs. DC Universe and Madden 10!

Sunday, September 13

in the Board Room


Second Annual Teen Read Week Art Contest
August 4, 2009, 8:35 pm
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Celebrate reading with art!


Submit your original art and we may display it in the library and on the Teen Scene blog!  First place will also win a $50 gift card.  Art may be done in a variety of mediums, and must fit the dimensions 700 pixels by 225 pixels.  Submit your art at the 2nd floor reference desk, by email to; or mail to Donna Block c/o Niles Public Library District, 6960 W. Oakton St., Niles, IL 60714.

Finalists will be displayed in the library and at the top of the Teen Scene blog.   The submission deadline is  Saturday, October 24.  To enter you must be between the ages 12 and 18 as of Oct. 24, 2009.  Limit three entries per artist.  Email entries may be submitted as one message.

What kind of artwork can you submit? Drawing, painting, photography, collage – anything that will look good on a website!

Please note we cannot return entries. Winners will be contacted by telephone.  Submitting entries for the contest constitutes permission to publish your name and art should your entry win.

Questions? Ask a Librarian!  If the chat box says that no one is available, then email or call 847-663-6434

Books into Summer Movies

Check out some of these books that have been turned into summer movies.  Which is better, the movie or the book?  Tell us what you think and you could win a gift card!

My Sister’s Keeper opened June 26.







I Love You, Beth Cooper opens July 10.






Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince opens July 15.

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!

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