Teens

Space for Teens!
We've converted the old activity room into a Maker Space where teens 13+ can hang out, play games, try out new technology, do DIY projects and more.  Need a computer? Bring your laptop and use our free Wi-Fi, or check out a laptop at the front desk. 

Summer Reading
Don't miss the awesome events we have planned for teens ages 13-18 this summer! Register in person, online, call 309-446-9575, or email khahn@brimfieldlibrary.org.

Henna Body Art
Wednesday, June 13 5:30-7:00
Get your own henna design and learn about henna's origins with guest artist Acadia Jacobs.

Light Painting with Robots
Wednesday, June 20 5:30-7:00
Use long exsposure photography and robots to make cool light art.

Irish Food and Culture Demonstration
Wednesday, June 27 6:00-7:30
Learn to make authentic Irish food with guest chef Bill More.

Uruguayan Food and Culture Demonstration
Wednesday, July 11 6:00-7:30
Learn to make authentic Uruguayan food with guest chef Isolda Crockett.

Harry Potter Escape Room
Monday, July 16 - Friday, July 20
Do you have what it takes to escape the Forbidden Forest? Grab a group of friends or try to escape on your own. Sign up for a time slot at the library's circulation desk.

DIY Shrinky Dink Charms and Pins
Wednesday, July 18 5:30-7:00
Use Shrinky Dink material, a "magic" plastic which shrinks down to 1/3 of its original size and becomes nine times thicker when heated briefly in the oven, and sharpies, to make charms and pins.

Pool Party at the Princeville Aquatic Center
Tuesday, July 24 6:00-8:00
To attend the Pool Party, teens must either have attened at least three programs, or completed three reading levels/turned in three reading logs.

Technology Workshops

Find out more about our robotics, film, photography, 3D design and printing, and maker programs here: Project Next Generation

FIRST Tech Challenge
Robotics Team 

Grades 7-12 

Are you in grades 7-12 and interested in building, programming, and driving robots? Are you creative? Do you like solving challenges with a team? Brimfield's new FIRST Tech Challenge robotics team could use you.  The build and competition season starts in September, but our new team is going to start learning and practicing together this spring and summer.

Contact Katie to learn more about what roles you could play on the team, the team's upcoming practice schedule, local and regional competitions, and more by emailing khahn@brimfieldlibrary.org.  You can also read more about FIRST and its mission here: https://www.firstinspires.org/

Brimfield's FTC team is sponsored in part by a Library Services and Technology Act Grant administered by the Illinois State Library through Project Next Generation using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Fiction Addiction
Grades 9-12
Tuesday, May 22

Join us during homeroom from 2:16 to 3:04 once a month in the high school library to discuss what you're reading, watching, and writing, do simple DIY projects, and get advanced reader copies of books before they're released. Don't attend the high school, but want to come? Sign in at the front desk, and then come up to the library. 

We will be meeting outside in May!  Bring any books you want to swap.

Battle of the Books
Grades 7-8

Are you competitive? Do you like to read? Form a team with your friends, read this year's Battle of the Books titles, enjoy monthly book-related activities during lunch, and compete for glory and gift certificates in a book-related trivia battle against other teams. Battle of the Books is open to students in Mrs. McKinty and Mrs. Maher's English classes. Find a list of this year's titles here.

Online Resources

Teen Reads   See what books and things are popular with other teens!

eBooks   Download to computers, tablets, eReaders, and mobile devices.

World Book Online 

Rocket Languages   Learn or get help with world languages, also includes American Sign Language. 
Note:  You will need your library card barcode number and pin to access the above services.  For assistance, please contact library staff.

Testing Practice & Resources (GED, College Prep)

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Have questions about any of our services, contact Katie @ khahn@brimfieldlibrary.org