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Afternoon Tea

Tuesday, July 23rd

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Indulge in an elegant afternoon tea experience as we sample a variety of teas and snacks and enjoy each other’s company.

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Apply to Join the Junior Advisory Board

Thursday, August 1st

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

High school students who are interested in civic engagement, meaningful volunteer opportunities, and valuable community experiences are encouraged to apply! Applications are due by August 1.

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Featured Event

Teen Green Thumbs

Wednesday, June 26th

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for a hands-on experience combining creativity and nature. You will learn some seed planting basics and get to paint your own mini pot.

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HPL Teen Book Box

Friday, July 12th

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Enjoy a pre-selected book for 6th-12th graders and other fun bookish treats each month. Choose your preferred genre when you subscribe. Register once to receive a box on Friday, July 12 and Friday, August 9.

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New for Teens

Book Choices Just For You

Great New Reads Spring 2024

Lincoln Award Nominees 2025

Teen Resources

HPL Teen Book Box

Subscribe to the Library’s subscription box. Enjoy a pre-selected new Young Adult book and other fun bookish treats each month. Choose between contemporary; mystery/thriller; horror; fantasy; science fiction; historical fiction.

Book Match

Looking for your next favorite read? Fill out a Book Match form and a librarian will find your new favorite book (or three)! All you need to do is fill out the form online (or in-person, located next to the catalog in the Teen Lounge) and library staff will get back to you as soon as possible.

Teen Volunteering

The Youth and Young Adult Services Department has volunteer opportunities to assist with programs and many other ways to assist staff and patrons. Teens grades 6-12 may sign up for volunteer opportunities using our Event Calendar. Follow the link and search for events titled “Volunteer.” Tasks may include program help, craft preparation, toy cleaning, etc. Sign up for the day and time slot that works for you. Contact the Teen Volunteer Coordinator at jsusina@hinsdalelibrary.info with any questions.

Outreach for Teens

Please fill out this form to indicate a librarian visit, field trip, or other outreach service for grades 6–12.