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Teens' Top Ten!

August 31, 2012

Teens' Top Ten Logo

 

YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association), the professional organization for teen librarians, is currently awaiting YOUR help! Stop by http://www.ala.org/yalsa/teenstopten to vote for your three favorite books this year. Voting ends on September 15th, so make sure to vote today! Who knows? You might just see your chosen book on the top of the list! Check back at the library this October to see which books get the new “Teens' Top Ten” stickers put on their spines.



Volunteer Applications!

August 31, 2012

Volunteer applications for the 2012-2013 school year will be available beginning September 4th at the library. Priority will be given to teens that are required to volunteer hours for school, church or another organization. If you are a Proviso Township student, you must get approval with the Proviso Township Service Hours packet. Packets are available at the library at no cost. Please speak with Katie if you have any questions regarding service hours.



New Look for Media On Demand

July 12, 2012

New Login Procedure for Media on Demand

Enter library barcode

Located on the back of your Melrose Park library card

Enter your SWAN PIN (not your last name)

You can create or recover your PIN on the catalog

Important! On July 16, 2012, the following changes took affect on Media On Demand.

You will be prompted to enter your library card number and SWAN PIN (Personal Identification Number) AFTER choosing your library from the drop-down list.

What is a PIN?

You create your own PIN. A PIN is at least 4-5 characters long and is made of any combination of letters and/or numbers. Since the PIN helps protect your privacy never use obvious words, numbers or dates as your PIN. Your PIN will allow you to access both your Media On Demand account and SWAN account.

I don’t have a PIN or I forgot my PIN. What should I do?

If this is your first time creating a PIN, you can visit the SWAN login page.  Enter your desired PIN in the “Enter your PIN:” field. A confirmation screen will prompt you to enter it two more times.

If you have forgotten your PIN, you may click here to reset it. You must have an active email address in your SWAN record where your reset link will be sent. If you do not have an email address in your SWAN record or you do not have access to your email account, you will need to contact the Melrose Park Library. 



S'mores!

May 31, 2012

 

Come to the library as we compete against one another for the ultimate s’mores cook-off.

Grades 7-12

Thursday, July 26
4:00pm-6:00pm

 



Teen Monster Craft

May 31, 2012

 

Get ready to own the night as we make our very own fabulous monster crafts!

Grades 7-12

Thursday, July 12th
4:00pm-6:00pm

 



Teen Book Club

May 31, 2012

Talking, eating, and hanging out with your friends – what could be better? Teen Book Club meets to discuss a book together.  Sign up and get your copy of the book at the Youth Services desk.

Grades 6-12

Registration required

Tuesdays, June 19, July 17, and August 28: 5-6pm



Meet the Staff: Sara

March 17, 2012

Position

Youth Services Associate.

What high school did you go to?
Driscoll High School

What is your favorite YA book?
Undecided

What is/are your favorite pizza toppings?
Cheese and Sausage

What was your favorite high school class?
English

What's the CD you can't live without?
N'SYNC's first CD: N'SYNC

What is your most embarrassing teen moment?
I peed in my pants in seventh grade, but I tricked my brother into thinking it was a water bottle.



Meet the Staff: Marisa

March 17, 2012

Position

Youth Services Associate.

What high school did you go to?
Guerin Prep

What is your favorite YA book?
Undecided

What is/are your favorite pizza toppings?
Cheese and Sausage and Pepperoni

What was your favorite high school class?
History

What's the CD you can't live without?
Meh, I don't care <- kidding that's Gaby messing around, she doesn't know.

What is your most embarrassing teen moment?
My dad once hit me in front of my kids after I had just stepped off the bus.



Meet the Staff: Katie

March 17, 2012

Position
Youth Services Manager/Young Adult Librarian.

What high school did you go to?
West Leyden High.

What is your favorite YA book?
Gifted Touch by Melinda Metz when I was actually a teen and Twilight by Stephenie Meyer right now.

What is/are your favorite pizza toppings?
Cheese mainly. Or cheese and sausage.

What was your favorite high school class?
Orchestra or English.

What's the CD you can't live without?
Our Lady Peace - Live at Calgary and Edmonton.

What is your most embarrassing teen moment?
Definitely when I lost my shoe during an orchestra and choir concert. Because I was in both groups, I had to run back and forth across the stage after the curtain went down. And my shoe came off and sat on the stage for about twenty minutes, while I was standing on the choir risers, balancing on one foot. My director found it and came backstage holding it up in front of the whole music department asking "Who does this belong to?" I thought I was going to die from embarrassment.



Meet the Staff: Donna

March 17, 2012

Position
Youth Services Associate.

What high school did you go to?
Oak Park River Forest High School.

What is your favorite YA book?
All of the Harry Potters by J.K. Rowling, The Face of the Milk Carton series by Caroline B. Cooney, and Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson.

What is/are your favorite pizza toppings?
Mushrooms and olives usually but sometimes I go crazy and have spinach with lots of garlic! Yummy.

What was your favorite high school class?
American Studies (with Mr. Becker and Miss J.) -- it was a new class that combined American history and literature.

What's the CD you can't live without?
U2 - The Joshua Tree. Anything by The Beatles

What is your most embarrassing teen moment?
Limping along with an infected ingrown toenail on my 8th grade graduation trip wearing a GIANT white sock on my foot and a sandal. It was horrible and no fun at all!



Volunteering @ Your Library

March 17, 2012

Teen Volunteers

This program designed for the long-term volunteer. Volunteers work with Youth Services librarians to prepare for programs (cutting out shapes, etc.) and to keep the department in working order (straightening books, etc.).

*Please note that many like you would like to help us, but there are limited slots. Apply a couple months before the hours are due to increase your chance of becoming a volunteer in time.

 

Fill out an application either in-person or online. Your parent/guardian also needs to sign a permission slip allowing you to volunteer. Turn it in at the Youth Services' Desk and schedule an interview. Volunteers may only work two two-hour shifts a week. Volunteers must have an interview with Katie before being accepted into the program. Priority is given to students who must complete volunteer hours for either school or another organization.

 

Summer Reading Volunteers

Summer reading volunteering for 2012 will come sooner than you think! Applications will be available around May, so don't forget to stay updated. Please visit the Youth Services desk or call (708) 343-3391, ext. 7484 for more information!