Niles Public Library Teen Scene Blog


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!

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Check Out Our Sony E-Readers

This spring, Niles Public Library District won one of 20 YALSA Summer Reading Program Grants! These grants are funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.  We used our $1,000 grant to purchase 5 Sony e-readers and 22 popular fiction and nonfiction e-books to enhance the library’s collection for teens.

Niles teens who sign up for summer reading can check out the e-readers from the reference desk on the second floor. The checkout period is the same as for our books, DVDs and video games: 3 weeks.  For more information about our summer reading program, visit our website  or call 847-663-6603.

Books that come loaded on the ereaders include The Hunger Games series, The Maze Runner, and  The Glass Castle. Click here for the complete list of ebooks that come on each Sony Reader.

Since its founding, Dollar General has been committed to supporting literacy and education. The company founded the Dollar General Literacy Foundation in 1993 to improve the functional literacy of adults, families and youth by providing grants to nonprofit organizations dedicated to the advancement of literacy.  To learn more visit: www.dollargeneral.com/dgliteracy/Pages/landing.aspx.

For more than 50 years, YALSA has been the world leader in selecting books, videos and audiobooks for teens.  For more information about YALSA or for lists of recommended reading, viewing and listening, go to: www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists.




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