Teen Services

Teens Service Hours

Teens in grades 6-12!
Now you can earn Virtual Service hours, hours through Hybrid In-Person Programming, Teen Inc. In-Person Projects, and through Volunteen In-Person Projects.

Take & Make Kits

If you were not able to pick up a Take & Make Kit, you can still see the directions on this page and get your own supplies to put it together.

Read for a Lifetime


Attention High School Students!

100 Books Before High School


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 Loft

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.

Teen Reads

  • Ebooks Digital Libby Hoopla
    Digital Downloads Looking for ebooks, magazines, or movies for your digital device? We have several collections to choose from.
  • Teen Dream Book
    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!

Teen Virtual Art Gallery

The Orland Park Public Library is bringing back the Teen Virtual Art Gallery to showcase your artwork and gain recognition.

DIY Packing Tape Stickers

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

Escape Rooms

Teens, try out these digital escape rooms!

Escape The Abandoned Library


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.


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

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

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

Animal Crossing

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!

Homework Help

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.


Upcoming Programs

Teen Subscription Boxes (Winter Reads)
When: Friday, December 01, 2023 - 09:00 AM - 09:00 PM Where: Teen Loft
Pick Up Starts December 1st.  Grades 6-12 Sign up for a Tee…
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Teen Inc. Food Drive
When: Friday, December 01, 2023 - 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Set-Up: Monday, Oct. 30 at 5 p.m. Pack up: Friday, Dec. 1 at 5 p.m.…
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Volunteens: Create a Miniature Winter Log Cabin
When: Friday, December 01, 2023 - 06:15 PM - 07:45 PM
Assist staff with youth program. Check youth description for program s…
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Teen Inc. Giving Tree
When: Saturday, December 02, 2023 - 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Where: Youth Services Program Room
Set-up: Saturday, December 2 at 2 p.m. Pack up: Wednesday, January …
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Volunteens: Paint a Penguin
When: Monday, December 04, 2023 - 03:45 PM - 04:45 PM
Assist staff with youth program. Check youth description for program s…
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Teen Pantry Stockers
When: Monday, December 04, 2023 - 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM Where: Teen Loft
Grades 6-12. Help us keep our Little Free Food Pantry stocked. You wil…
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Volunteens: National Cookie Day
When: Tuesday, December 05, 2023 - 06:15 PM - 07:45 PM
Assist staff with youth program. Check youth description for program s…
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Winter Wonderfest Tape Obstacle Course
When: Wednesday, December 06, 2023 - 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Register to join us in creating a tape obstacle course for our upcomin…
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Frozen Hot Chocolate
When: Friday, December 08, 2023 - 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM Where: Youth Services Program Room
Grades 6-12.Join us in making this unique frozen drink. We’ll also b…
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