Niles Public Library Teen Scene Blog

Last Chance for Summer Reading!
August 16, 2012, 2:39 pm
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Hey teens, you have until August 31 to register and read to earn prizes through our summer reading program!  After the 31st, the names of everyone who’s completed at least one reading log will be entered in our raffle prize drawing.  The grand prize is an Apple iPod Touch, and we have other prizes including Target and Starbucks gift cards to give away, too.

Don’t miss out, Sign up here!


Guitar Hero Tournament
October 6, 2010, 10:37 am
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Compete in our Columbus Day Guitar Hero Tournament

Challenge your friends for a chance to win prizes! Food and fun for all.

When: Monday, October 11 from 2:30-5:00pm

Where: 6960 W. Oakton St. Niles, IL

There are 93 songs available in the brand new edition of Guitar Hero, Warriors of Rock.  Here is just a sampling:

Aqualung by Jethro Tull
Been Caught Stealing by Jane’s Addiction
Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
Cherry Bomb by The Runaways
Fury of the Storm by DragonForce
Interstate Love Song by Stone Temple Pilots
No More Mr. Nice Guy by Alice Cooper
Paranoid by Metallica and Ozzy Osbourne
Self Esteem by Offspring
Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes
Uprising by Muse
What Do I Get by The Buzzcocks

Check out the full list here.

One Week Left!

Our summer reading club is almost over.  There’s just one week left to turn in your reading logs.  Friday, August 27 will be the last day.  Register and turn in your completed logs by 5:00pm that day to be eligible for prizes!

Our grand prize this year is an iPod Touch.  We’re also giving away two Sansa Clip+ mp3 players.  All of these devices are compatible with our downloadable audiobooks.


Gaming Tournament!
June 21, 2010, 9:38 am
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Spots are still open in our upcoming Street Fighter tournament!  Sign up and bring a friend to compete against.  Prizes from GameStop will be awarded for first, second, and third place.  There may also be a special prize for best sportsmanship.

When: 1:30pm Friday, June 25
Where: Large Meeting Room, 6960 W. Oakton St. in Niles


Make Waves this summer by reading!

Our Summer Reading Club begins Monday, June 7.  Register at the Fiction (lower level) or Reference  (2nd level) desks.

It’s really simple: just for tell us what you read over the summer by filling out a reading log.  You can read whatever you want. Get prizes when you sign up and turn in a log.

Everyone who completes at least one reading log will also be entered in a drawing in August for prizes including an Apple iPod Touch.

Come to our study hall between 5:00-9:00 on Monday to register and get free food!


Mario Kart Tournament
March 31, 2010, 2:22 pm
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This Friday, challenge friends and strangers in our Mario Kart tournament for a chance to win fabulous prizes! Anyone in grades 4-12 is welcome to compete.

When: 1:00pm
Where: Large Meeting Room, 6960 W. Oakton St. Niles, IL


Enter our Poetry Contest!

Teens aged 10-18 are invited to enter our 13th annual poetry contest.  Submit up to 6 poems by email, snail mail or in person at the library by April 18.

Gift cards to Barnes & Noble will be awarded for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners, and all winning entries will be printed in a booklet to be distributed at the library.

Please include all necessary contact information with each submission, so we know who to credit.  Only residents of Illinois are eligible to enter.

Click here to get all the contest details.

Unanswered Questions? Contact librarian Donna Block at (847) 663-6434 or for more information.


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