Teens

Teens Service Hours

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Teens in grades 6-12!
Now you can earn virtual service hours!

100 Books Before High School

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For grades 4-8

What better way to prepare for high school than reading books? Keep track of the books you’ve read using Beanstack. Visit the library for a halfway prize when you’ve read 50 books. Once you reach your 100 book goal, stop in for a free book and other goodies to help you get ready for high school.


Teen Book Club & Chat on GoodReads

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Hey Teens in grades 6-12! Join us for a digital book club. All you need to do is create a free GoodReads account at goodreads.com and join the Orland Park Public Library Online Book Club & Chat group. In this group, you’ll find a special spot for Teens to discuss our current read. Stop by any time! Yes we mean anytime! Today. Tomorrow. Two weeks from now. Anytime! When you stop by, let us know what you think of the book, add in your own questions, discuss your favorite or least favorite parts with others, and more. You can check out a copy of our current read in physical form from the library or you can check out a digital copy from the library’s Ebooks & Digital Services collections . See you at Teen Book Club!

Read for a Lifetime

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Registration is now open for the “2021-2022 Read for a Lifetime” program through Beanstack.


Escape Rooms

Teens, try out these digital escape rooms!

Escape The Abandoned Library

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You and your friends decide to explore an abandoned library, only you find yourselves trapped inside. Will you be able to solve all the puzzles left behind and escape? Or will you be trapped forever? Play this escape room and find out.

Avengers


This escape room is for all ages.
During this time of social distancing, the Orland Park Public Library encourages you to complete this escape room in your home with your family, or remotely with friends and other loved ones.

Escape From The Upside Down

Escape From The Upside Down
Based on the TV show Stranger Things. Play on your own or virtually with your friends! Don’t worry you do not have to know anything about Stranger Things to play! (While the room is made with Teens in mind, anyone at any age is allowed to play!)

Bachelor’s Grove Haunted Cemetery

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It is time for a spooky adventure. Do you and your friends have what it takes to step into a scary story, meet (possibly) real ghosts, and escape from the famous Bachelor’s Grove Cemetery? Try out this escape room and see for yourself!

Hunger Games Survival Training

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Do you think you could survive the Hunger Games? Try out our new digital escape room and see how well you do in training straight from the Capital!Be sure to stay up to date on all things Hunger Games and check out a copy of the new prequel “Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” or download the audio-book on Hoopla!

Animal Crossing

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Check out Orland Park Public Library Animal Crossing-themed virtual escape room made by Ms. Vanessa.


Trivia at Home

Gather some friends and family together for your own trivia night!


DIY Packing Tape Stickers

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Print your designs using your computer printer, regular computer paper, and water-reisistant ink. Books and Magazines might even work!


All programs are first-come-first-serve unless otherwise noted. Click on a program to see more information sign up and receive a reminder email about a program. For more information, call 708-428-5100 or email askoppl@orlandparklibrary.org


10/01
Volunteens: Little Free Pantry Stocker Orientation
When: Friday, October 01, 2021 - 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM Where: Teen Loft
Grades 6-12. Sign up to be a pantry stocker for the month. Stop b…
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10/03
Volunteen: Backyard Clean-Up
When: Sunday, October 03, 2021 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Where: The Backyard
Grades 6-12. Sign up for one of our clean up time slots to he…
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10/03
Volunteen: Backyard Clean-Up
When: Sunday, October 03, 2021 - 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Where: The Backyard
Grades 6-12. Sign up for one of our clean up time slots to he…
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10/04
Teen Loft Video Advertisers
When: Monday, October 04, 2021 - 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM Where: Teen Loft
Grades 6-12. Calling all Teen TikTokers, YouTubers, Instagram…
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10/05
Teen Take & Make: DIY Ghost Garland
When: Tuesday, October 05, 2021 - 09:00 AM - 09:00 PM Where: Teen Loft
Kick off spook season with a DIY ghost garland. Take it home or make i…
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10/07
Teen You Create Service Project: Social Media Backgrounds For Teen Loft
When: Thursday, October 07, 2021 - 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM Where: Teen Loft
Grades 6-12. Hey Teens! Have you ever wanted to create an Insta…
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10/08
Volunteen: Mix and Match-erpiece!
When: Friday, October 08, 2021 - 06:15 PM - 07:45 PM
Assist staff with youth program. Check youth description for program s…
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10/11
Teen Loft Video Advertisers
When: Monday, October 11, 2021 - 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM Where: Teen Loft
Grades 6-12. Calling all Teen TikTokers, YouTubers, Instagram…
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10/13
Volunteen: Fall Fun with Pumpkins
When: Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 06:15 PM - 07:45 PM
Assist staff with youth program. Check youth description for program s…
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