Teen Services

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 Loft

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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 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.


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!
  • Get in touch
    Get in Touch with the Teen Librarian:
    Erin Faxel
    (708) 428-5154
    efaxel@orlandparklibrary.org

Teen Virtual Art Gallery

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

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!


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

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


05/10
Caudill Book Talk
When: Monday, May 10, 2021 - 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Grades 4-8. Hear about all the newly chosen books for the 2022 Caudill...
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05/11
Take & Makes: Mason Jar Bird Feeder
When: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 09:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Grades 6-12. Bring Nature To Your Yard! We aren’t offering ma...
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05/17
Teen Test Kitchen 
When: Monday, May 17, 2021 - 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Learn some easy delicious recipes that you can try at home. Look for i...
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05/19
Take & Makes: Map Magnets
When: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 09:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Grades 6-12. Make a magnet of your favorite place in the world using s...
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05/25
Bite-sized Book Chats
When: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Join Ms. Alejandra as she tells you all about some fantastic middle gr...
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06/04
Among Us Digital Escape Room 
When: Friday, June 04, 2021 - 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Grades 4-12. Nine crewmates and one imposter are in a spaceship. Can y...
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06/05
Take & Makes: You Choose!
When: Saturday, June 05, 2021 - 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Grade 6-12. Select a kit of your choice. Several different crafts are ...
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06/07
Teen Health and Relaxation Kits : Lavender Eye Pillow   
When: Monday, June 07, 2021 - 09:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Grade 6-12. Learn how to do simple stiches and create this relaxing fa...
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06/14
Take & Makes: Origami Lucky Stars
When: Monday, June 14, 2021 - 09:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Grade 6-12. Color your world with a lucky star.  Stop by the T...
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