Looking for a place to study, find a good book, learn a new skill, or just hang out? Take a look at all of the things teens can do at the library.
If you’re feeling too grown-up for the children’s floor but not quite ready to be an adult, the third floor of the library is the place to be. A corner of the third floor is your little piece of land where you’ll find our high school collections and summer reading books and our teen space, the Commons.
The Commons is reserved specifically for you. Drop by any time you want to study, collaborate on school projects, relax, read, play video games or hang out with your friends.
Interested in teen programs? Check here.
Teen Book Boxes
Got your summer reading list from Maine East or Maine West? We order extra copies of summer reading books so there is always something to choose from on our summer reading shelves in The Commons.
Laptops for teens
If you want to use a computer, but don’t want to go to the fourth floor we have laptops just for you. Stop by the third floor information desk with your school ID and your library card and you will be able to check out a laptop for at least two hours. You can’t take it home, but you can take it anywhere on the third floor.
Do you run out of books to read no matter how many you check out, then our Kindles are perfect for you. They are loaded with an entire library of hot new titles and the Kindle is yours to keep for an entire month! We also have Kindles loaded with ALL the summer reading titles from Maine West and Maine East.
If you need to do some serious school work check out the top databases for high school students who need to get things done.
Drop in and raise your grades at T@DPPL (Tutoring at Des Plaines Public LIbrary). Peer tutors are available in The Commons on Tuesdays between 6pm and 8pm.
If you still haven’t found what you’re looking for or have suggestions about how the library can make your life better, then look for me. I’m always happy to chat with my awesome teen patrons!