Teen Advisory Board Inaugural Meeting

Nov 8 2016 5:30 pm

Have ideas that would make your library a better place for teens to hang out at?

How about a better selection of books and graphic novels?

Be apart of the Teen Advisory Board and make your opinions heard! 

This first meeting will teach you how: a board is set up, meetings are run, and so much more.

For ages 12-18.

YA Book Club

Nov 1 2016 6:00 pm

Emily, Trellis, and Vigo visit Algos Island, where they can access and enter lost memories.

They're hoping to uncover the events of Trellis's mysterious childhood -- knowledge they can use against the Elf King.

What they discover is a dark secret that changes everything. Meanwhile, the Voice of Emily's Amulet is getting stronger, and threatens to overtake her completely.

Enjoy a great book and snacks!

Teen Tuesday: Mix Your Own Cocoa

Nov 15 2016 6:00 pm

The holidays are fast approaching. Have you thought about what to get/make for your parents, grandparents, or favorite family member?

How about the gift of cocoa! Create your own blend that shows your appreciation- or just make it for yourself!

Materials and ingredients are provided. To register, Click HERE.

Teen Extreme Gingerbread Challenge

Nov 29 2016 6:00 pm

Teens, how awesome of a gingerbread scene can you make in hour with 3 of your friends?

Find out in our 2nd annual Extreme Gingerbread Challenge!

Winning team will receive a grand prize. Space is limited to 7 teams of four.

Ages 12- 18. To Register, click HERE.

Teen Reading Challenge

Oct 3 2016
Oct 22 2016

October 3rd- October 22

Students in grades 6 - 12 can participate.

Keep track of how many minutes you’ve read in the log book.

Total your minutes in the box at the bottom.

Turn in this challenge log to your library by October 27th.

Prize levels for the Teen Reading Challenge:

 250 minutes: Prize and Party Invitation

 500 minutes: 50 people will win a $5 gift card

 750 minutes: 15 people will win a $10 gift card

 1000 minutes: 10 people will win a $15 gift card


All reading is subject to verification and should be age level appropriate.

YA Book Club

Oct 4 2016 6:00 pm

Teens- Do you like Hunger Games, Divergent, or even Mars?

Then this book is for you! Red Rising is a 2014 science fiction novel and the first book of a trilogy.

Set on a future planet Mars, follow lowborn miner Darrow as he infiltrates the ranks of the elite Golds.

For more information, click on the image.

Otherwise, your copy is waiting at the Silvis Library!

Teen Tuesday: No Sew Emoji Pillows

Oct 18 2016 6:00 pm

Teens, Tween, and Young Adults all are welcome to make this cute craft that will look great in your room! Materials provided.

Teen Reading Challenge Party

Oct 28 2016 6:00 pm

Those of you who've entered in the Teen Reading Challenge and have accumulated 250 reading minutes have been invited to bring

a long a friend to party with the each other at the Rock Island Main Library! (If you've read more you will be entered in for chances at prizes.)

YA Book Club

Sep 6 2016 6:00 pm


Octin Prison Regular

As part of Illinois’ Secretary of State’s Read for a Lifetime Program, we have chosen books off the list to read as a group and discuss. Participation in this book club and program will benefit each teen. To find out how, visit the link on the right. For more information about the book, click the image above.

Teen Tuesday: Blackout Poetry

Sep 20 2016 6:00 pm

Tuesday, September 20th, 6 pm

Take a page or two from discarded books and give them a new message.

Make your own poetry out the other’s words. Books and Sharpies provided.

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