Niles Public Library Teen Scene Blog


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!

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Volunteer with Youth Services!

Help mentor young children through our summer reading game. Great public service experience and fun! If you complete at least 10 hours of service you will be invited to our summer reading volunteer pizza party on August 5th.

All Summer Reading Volunteers need to attend a mandatory orientation session.  The final orientation date is scheduled for June 16 .

Another volunteer opportunity is “Book Buddies” (reading one-on-one with a child).  Ask about it at the youth services desk or call: 847-663-6622



Life As We Knew It with Susan Beth Pfeffer

Author Susan Beth Pfeffer will visit us here in Niles on Sunday, Oct. 18!  She’s flying in from New York to be here, and we’re super excited to meet her and hear her speak.  Maybe you’re more familiar with her books than her name.  Her most recent books are Life As We Knew It and the dead & the gone.  If you haven’t read Life As We Knew It (LAWKI) yet, then what are you waiting for?  It is a great survival story that’s hard to put down once it’s picked up.

lifeImagine that a meteor is on a collision course with the moon.  It’s going to be clearly visible in the sky when it happens, and you think, “I have to see this!”  After the collision, there are unexpected results.  The moon is knocked from it’s usual orbit.  It’s suddenly MUCH closer to the earth than it used to be.  The tides are messed up and it gets very cold.  Satellites crash.  Cell phones and Internet don’t work.  Life changes for everyone. What would you do to survive?

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the dead & the gone explores this scenario from the perspective of different people living in a different part of the country.  It’s fast-paced and asks new questions.  What if your parents were gone when the meteor hit, and you couldn’t get in touch with them?  You’re now in charge of your younger siblings; how do you keep them alive?

When: Sunday, Oct. 18 2:00-3:30pm
Where: Large Meeting Room, 6960 W. Oakton St., Niles, IL

Come and meet her, even if you haven’t read any of her books.  You may be inspired to pick up a copy before you leave!



Last Minute Summer Reading?
September 1, 2009, 3:47 pm
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If you’re like me and tend to leave assignments to the very end, then you may have some last minute summer reading to do!  Be sure to check out our high school summer reading lists.

If you don’t see  the title you need on the list, then try searching our catalog.

Also, if you’re in middle or junior high school then be sure to check out the Rebecca Caudill nominees; you’ve got a bit more time to read them.



Last Chance for Summer Reading!
August 14, 2009, 10:35 am
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Summer Reading  ends August 29!  That’s the last day that you will be able to exchange your reading logs for prizes.  That means you’ve got two weeks left!

To complete your log, read three books and record the author and title.  Have you got required reading for school?  Those books will count!  Or, you can pick something (anything!) just for fun.

Then there’s the wild card slot.  For the 4th spot on your log, you can read anything – a poem, a magazine, a short story, even this blog entry!  You could even watch a movie or listen to an album.

Turn in your log for a chance to win great prizes like free Brunswick Zone bowling for you & your friends and an iPod.



Read on the Wild Side

Join Summer Reading and earn prizes!

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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.



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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