This enclosed space gives teens a place to work and hang out that is set aside specifically for them and caters to their library needs. Check the Teen Loft Page for more details and images of the new space.
- Only patrons in grades 6-12 may use the Teen Loft. Guardians or younger siblings will not be allowed to accompany the teens to use the space.
- There are many areas to sit and read or study. The Teen Loft has low top seating, high top seating, 3 study pods, an arts and crafts table, a gaming area with soft seating, and 2 study rooms.
- During Phase 4 of the library’s reopening plan, only 9 teens are allowed in the space at a time. Only one person per table or study room. The gaming equipment is not available at this time.
- There are 2 study rooms available for Orland Park residents who must show proper ID. Teens are allowed 2 hours to use the study rooms. No extra time will be given.
Teen Book Club & Chat on GoodReads
Hey Teens in grades 6-12! Join us for a digital book club starting Monday, May 18. 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. Our first book is going to be “The Belles” by Dhonielle Clayton. You can check it out from home on Hoopla in eBook and eAudiobook versions. See you at Teen Book Club!
Teens, try out these digital escape rooms!
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!
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.
Check out Orland Park Public Library Animal Crossing-themed virtual escape room made by Ms. Vanessa.
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!
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!)
Trivia at Home
Gather some friends and family together for your own trivia night!
Registration is now open for the “2020-2021 Read for a Lifetime” program through Beanstack.
Attention all teen artists in grades 6-12!
We know that times are rough right now, but we’d love it if you’d share your art work with the community to help brighten our days! That’s why the Orland Park Public Library is creating a Virtual Art Gallery just for teens to showcase their artwork and gain recognition.
Digital Downloads Looking for ebooks, magazines, or movies for your digital device? We have several collections to choose from.
Find Your Dream Book Answer a few questions and a librarian will email you a personalized list of 3-5 books based on your answers!
Databases Learn a language, how to edit video, or record music; do these things and more!
Get in Touch with the Teen Librarian:
Let the Orland Park Public Library help you anytime of the day with your homework needs! We offer 24 hour access to databases that will help you with your homework and projects.