Tweens & Teens

Programs and Events

The Library hosts an array of engaging hands-on programs for tweens and teens held after school and in the evenings. Visit our calendar for more information. 

Reading Challenges

Teens are invited to participate in the library’s annual Lincolnwood Reads and Summer Reading programs. Sign up for the Summer Reading  program on our Beanstack page or visit the Youth & Teen Services desk to get started with either program at designated times throughout the year. 

New Teen Books

For personalized recommendations, please speak to staff at the Youth & Teen Services desk or email us at

Digital Resources


Search for the perfect job, research companies, and access resume templates and interview tools. Access webinars about job hunting, writing resumes, and acing interviews.
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Beanstack is a platform for tracking reading to encourage everyone to have fun while learning. You'll be able to track your reading anywhere you go with a free account for Summer Reading and more.

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Get unlimited access to an array of eBooks and other digital media from around the world and around the corner, including local authors.
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Comics Plus - Teen Library

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With Comics Plus, you have unlimited access to thousands of digital comics, graphic novels, and manga 24/7 on any device with no wait lists. The Teen library includes content appropriate for grades 6-12.
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View arts, crafts, and DIY video classes including sewing and quilting, paper crafts, jewelry making, holidays, and event crafts with kid-friendly activities.
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Driver’s License Practice Tests

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Prepare for the Illinois driver’s license, motorcycle license, and CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) tests, and view online driver’s manuals.
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Flipster Magazines

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Browse the latest issues of popular magazines on your computer or mobile device. Download titles for offline access.
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Download or stream movies, TV shows, music, eAudiobooks, eBooks, and comics on your device. Enjoy a kids' mode, instant access, and automatic returns.
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Stream thoughtful entertainment including documentaries, rare titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema. Access includes Kanopy Kids and Great Courses.
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Libby/Digital Library of Illinois

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Download eBooks, eAudiobooks, digital magazines, and more for all ages. The Digital Library of Illinois may also be known as Overdrive and Libby.
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Mango Languages

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Learn from over 70 languages with self-paced lessons, including English. Practice your pronunciation through interactive exercises with native-speaking teachers.
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Access health & wellness information for patients and their families and friends. This service is part of the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health.
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Wondering what to read next? Find the perfect match using adult and children’s fiction and nonfiction book recommendations, lists, discussion guides, and author read-alikes.
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Access one-to-one learning solutions for students and professionals including homework help, professional development, training, and job seeking help.
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WorldCat & Statewide Illinois Library Catalog (FirstSearch)

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See what is available at libraries in the rest of the state and worldwide.
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Library of Things

The Library has more than just books! Check out our robust Library of Things Collection which includes circulating items for teens.

Kindle eReaders
Kindles come pre-loaded with librarian selections depending on their edition. We have: Best Seller, Elementary, Fiction, Middle Grade, Nonfiction, and Teen & YA Kindles. Kindles are optimized for reading with long battery life.
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Mobile Hotspot
A Wi-Fi hotspot allows you to wirelessly connect smartphones, tablet computers, laptop computers, and similar devices to the Internet anywhere the T-Mobile network covers.
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Museum Passes

The Library has passes that offer free and discounted visits to local museums. Visit our Museum Pass information page to learn more about how to visit museums with your kids.

Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center

Community Resources

If you need specialized assistance or support, there are many community organizations that serve Lincolnwood and the surrounding area. For a full list of organizations serving this area, check out our Community Resource page

Niles Township High School District 219

Information on the Niles Township High School District.

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Lincolnwood Elementary School District 74

Information on the Lincolnwood Elementary School District.

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Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to 741741. Free 24/7 support to connect with a crisis counselor.

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JCFS Chicago – Response for Teens

Provides prevention, outreach and counseling in a teen-friendly environment that empowers youth to make healthy life choices.

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NAMI — National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI provides advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.

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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline CHAT

Available 24/7 across the US to connect individuals with counselors for emotional support and other services

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The Trevor Project

The leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

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