Programs & Events for Teens

The Rolling Meadows Library offers its patrons year-round entertainment with various programs and events. No matter what your interests are, we are sure you will find something that educates, informs, enriches, inspires, and entertains you!

For program registration and information, please call the library at 847-259-6050 or stop by the Welcome Desk. Persons with disabilities can arrange for special assistance by calling the library at least two weeks prior to any program.



Summer Reading Club for Teens!

Monday, June 13th - August 7th

Take a Chance and sign up for this year's Teen Summer Reading Club,
Get in the Game READ!

Be sure to pass GO! and stop by the Reader's Advisory Desk to collect a goody bag filled with awesome materials that will make your summer a real winner!

Just remember like in years past, the more books and magazines that you read, the more DVDs that you watch or CDs that you listen to, the better your chances are for winning a weekly paperback or an end of program gift card! Our Reading Club is aimed towards high school students aged 14-19!


This summer will be the 4th year partnering with AudiobookSync. If you are new to the program, it offers two free downloads a week from the beginning of May through the middle of August. One book is a classic and the other is a newer teen fiction book. Visit the Teen Scene for a bookmark of the titles listed. Text SYNCYA to 25827 for alerts when new titles are available. Checkout for more information.

You may see usage charges from your service provider depending on the type of data/rate plan you are currently on.


Rolling Meadows High School 2016 Summer Reads

We have just received the titles for Rolling Meadows High School's summer reads. They are:

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven.
Told in alternating voices, when Theodore Finch and Violet Markey meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school--both teetering on the edge--it's the beginning of an unlikely relationship, a journey to discover the "natural wonders" of the state of Indiana, and two teens' desperate desire to heal and save one another.

Also available thru My Media Mall.

Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz.
Fifteen-year-old Ari Mendoza is an angry loner with a brother in prison, but when he meets Dante and they become friends, Ari starts to ask questions about himself, his parents, and his family that he has never asked before.

Also available thru My Media Mall.

The Bitter Side of Sweet by Tara Sullivan.
Kept as forced labor on a chocolate plantation in the Ivory Coast, Amadou and his younger brother Seydou had given up hope, until a young girl arrives at the camp who rekindles the urge to escape.

Also available thru My Media Mall.

The geography of genius: a search for the world's most creative places from ancient Athens to Silicon Valley by Eric Weiner.
An acclaimed travel writer examines the connection between surroundings and innovative ideas, profiling examples in such regions as early-twentieth-century Vienna, Renaissance Florence, ancient Athens, and Silicon Valley.

Also available on Audiobook.

OCD, the dude, and me by Lauren Roedy Vaughn.
Danielle Levine stands out even at her alternative high school--in appearance and attitude--but when her scathing and sometimes raunchy English essays land her in a social skills class, she meets Daniel, another social misfit who may break her resolve to keep everyone at arm's length.

Unwind by Neal Shusterman.
In a future world where those between the ages of thirteen and eighteen can have their lives "unwound" and their body parts harvested for use by others, three teens go to extreme lengths to survive until they turn eighteen.

Also available thru My Media Mall.

We will have multiple copies of each book available for check-out.
Each item will check out for 7 days and carry a $0.25 late fee per day.
Please come into the library or call the Readers Services Desk to place your hold early.

Enjoy your summer!