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Now Hiring: Teen Summer Interns

March 16, 2017 - 11:30am

When school’s out for you, the library is a very active place! That’s why we’re hiring two teen interns for for the summer. We are looking for students currently in grade 11 or 12 who love the library, love working with younger kids and teens, have excellent communication skills, and can roll with the crazy-busy atmosphere in Youth and Teen Services during the summer.

Interns must be residents of the library district or attend a school within our service area, and be able to work from the beginning of June through the beginning of August. You’ll need good computer skills, a mature attitude and a sense of humor. You’ll have opportunities to work with the public and behind the scenes, and help create an event. If this sounds like you, please come to the Teen Services desk to get an application, or contact Teen Librarian Donna Block dblock@nileslibrary.org to receive the application via email. Interns will work about 60 hours apiece. The internship will pay $10/hour and is a great first job experience.

Applications must be submitted by Monday, April 10th. Questions? Call the Teen Desk at 847-663-6490.

Teen Job Fair

February 17, 2017 - 10:00am

Looking for part-time or summer work to earn money, gain real-life experience, and enhance your college applications? Come to our free job fair to connect with local businesses including AMC Theaters, Walmart, JumpZone, Mariano’s, and more.

Job Fair Details
Sun., Mar. 5, 1:30-4:30pm
Grades 9-12

Exams are coming…

December 16, 2016 - 1:47pm

Breathe deeply, grab your study stuff and head to the Niles Library Teen Underground to prep for all those tests.

The Niles Library offers five study rooms on the lower level. Reservations are for two hours with your Niles Library Card and the time can be extended for one hour if there is not a prior reservation.  Group study tables are also available in the Teen Underground. Quiet zones on the second and third level of the library also provide study space.

Snacks will be available in the Teen Underground on Sunday December 18 from 1-5pm, and from Monday December 19 to Thursday December 22nd from 4-9. Therapy Dogs from Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy will visit the library on Wednesday December 21 and Thursday December 22 to offer a four legged de-stressing tonic.

A Getting Stressed?  Display in the Teen Underground offers various tools, coloring books, games, stress balls, blackboard art and a glitter meditation jar, for stress release breaks.

 

Teen Advisory Board Holiday Happenings

December 5, 2016 - 10:39am

At the December Teen Advisory Board Meeting, Niles teens performed two special service projects for the holidays. Teens created over fifty cards for Hospitalized Kids. Cards for Hospitalized Kids was founded by Jen Rubino when she was a local high school student. From her own experience of combating a connective tissue and bone disorders with long hospital stays, she decided to give a touch of happiness to other teens and children facing long hospital visits. She is currently a student at Georgetown University. Cards are sent to Children’s Hospitals in all 50 states, in addition to Ronald McDonald Houses.

To spread peace and good will during the month of December, the Niles Teen Advisory Board also decorated a mitten tree. The mitten tree is at the entrance to the library next to the Toys for Tots bin. Niles patrons and staff have the opportunity to donate mittens and gloves to a local charitable organization.

The Niles Teen Advisory Board meets the first Saturday of each month, September through June, in the Teen Underground at noon. This friendly group of high school and middle school teens design displays, serve as judges in an annual Teen Tournament of Books, help out on Free Comic Book day in May and brainstorm ideas for teen programs. This year they have served as volunteers at the Maker Fest in November by making emoji and Cub buttons and manning a booth for the Block Party in September.