Do You Have The Sound?

CALLING ALL TEEN MUSICIANS! Do you sing, rap, rock, or jam? We're looking for you! The Sound is an exciting opportunity to play music for an audience, and you'll have the chance to win a cash prize. Thanks to our sponsor The Gift of Carl we'll be giving out $500 total in cash prizes. So get your application in by May 25 for your chance to prove if you have THE SOUND!

Get the details and application at the library, by phone 630/887-0718, or on our website at thesound.ippl.info Don't miss out!


Work at the Library

‚ÄčAre you a teen that loves the library? Have you always wanted a chance to work here? With summer on its way, we have some fantastic opportunities for you.

If you're entering grades 7-12 and want to help at the library the Summer VolunTEEN program is just right for you. We have a variety of opportunities to fit your interests and summer schedule. Visit the Summer VolunTEEN page for more details and to download applications. Most applications are due on May 26. Don't wait or you may miss out on your first choice.

We also have a fantastic summer teen internship for people 16-19. If you're interested in learning new things and love to play with and help younger children, this position is for you. Visit our Job Opportunities page for more details and information about how to apply. Applications are accepted until May 3.


Teen and Young Adult Job Fair

Getting a job is an important step in the process of growing up. It can be exciting and terrifying if you're just starting out, especially if you're young and have no or limited work experience. IPPL is here to help! This spring we are offering programs to help build your resume and practice the interview skills that could help you land the job. Then bring your new knowledge to our Teen and Young Adult Job Fair on Saturday, April 6, 1-3 pm, where you can meet a variety of employers looking to hire the right person. These programs are intended for young people 16 and up.

Register online, by phone 630/887-0718, or in person for the Writing Your First Resume program on Wednesday, March 27, 6:30-8 pm

Drop by the Kids & Teens Ask Us desk or call 630/887-0718 to book your 20-minute Mock Interview time slot on Saturday, March 30, 1-4 pm 

Visit jobfair.ippl.info for more details about participating employers.


Are You Ready for the SAT?

On April 9, all Illinois high school juniors will be sitting down to take the SAT. With the gray skies and wintry weather, it's easy to forget that April isn't so far away. So start now, and get ready for the SAT at Indian Prairie. Here are resources that may help:

  • Stop by the test prep books on the first floor to find SAT guides and practice tests, or check the catalog to place your hold.
  • Visit our Test Prep page and log in to Brainfuse for guides, tips, and practice tests.
  • Take a practice test at the library. Our January session is full, but registration for the February 16 practice test opens this Saturday, January 19.
  • Make sure you're prepared with the College Board Test Day Checklist.



Binge Boxes Are Here!


We are happy to announce a new collection: Binge Boxes! These nifty kits are loaded with DVDs for your movie watching needs. Do you want to revisit Hogwarts on a weekend?

There's a Binge Boxes for that. Do you need some dance and cheerleading fun for a sleepover? We've got you covered. 

Want to journey to Middle Earth and back again? Book your trip with a Binge Box. Our first 10 boxes are located on the second floor with Teen DVDs. Click on the link to search our Binge Boxes and view their contents.

Do you have an idea for a Binge Box. Let us know in the comments or stop by the Kids & Teens desk to share.


The Giving Tree Returns

The IPPL Teen Advisory and Service Committee (TASC) has been hard at work on their next project, The Giving Tree! This is a favorite project of our TASC members, so we're happy to have it back.

You'll find our trees in the lobby, and donations are accepted November 25-December 14. Bring in your new winter accessories: gloves, mittens, hats, and scarves, and pick up your ornament for the tree at the circulation desk.

Do you craft for charity? We'll be happy to receive your handmade items as well.