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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Who Moved My Books?

So, right about now you might be wondering where your favorite YA books went. Not to worry, they are close by! The library is undergoing a little interior construction project later this month, and the teen area will be sealed off in the work zone. We've moved many of our most popular books over to the section next to the Reference Desk. Let's take a visual tour!

YA Fiction from A-Z is on the top shelf of this section and wraps around and around all the way to the end. New YA Fiction, Graphic Novels, Manga, Anime, and Non-Fiction have their own shelving units at the very end. Start here...

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Dungeons & Dragons at the Library

Last week we had our first Dungeons & Dragons drop-in program at the library. We'll be meeting once a month, on the first Wednesday of the month, and we hope you join us. Teens of any skill level are welcome. We had some experienced players and some newbies, and the more knowledgeable players were excited to pass on what they knew. Everyone who attended had a blast!

Dungeons & Dragons at the LibraryHere are the dates for D&D in the upcoming months:

Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.: September 5, October 3, November 7, December 5, January 2, and February 6.

The library will supply players manuals and the dungeon master will create the set-up. Feel free to bring your own character sheets, dice, and figures, but we'll have plenty of extras on hand.

No registration required.

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Friday, May 18, 2018

VolunTeen Summer Session June 4-August 4

Become a VolunTeen

Help out at the Roselle Public Library! This is a great opportunity to gain volunteer hours for school, church, and/or to add to your college application.

Students in 6th through 12th grades can volunteer at the library for the
Summer Session during the time of

June 4 through August 4

depending on students’ schedules and library schedule availability.

Teens volunteer to assist with programs in the Youth Services and the Adult Services Departments.

“Krafty Kids!”
10:00-11:30 a.m.
Mondays, June 11 through July 23

“Grandparents Got Game”
1:30-3:00 p.m.
Wednesdays, June 13 through August 8

“Thursday Specials”
1:00 pm start
Thursdays, June 14 through July 26

see separate application with dates/times and
additional training requirements.
Learn more about Read-2-Gether

To become a VolunTeen, fill out both the Library Volunteer Application and the VolunTeen application (includes Read-2-Gether). Turn in your completed applications to the Adult Services Reference Desk. The applications are available in the library or online here: Volunteer & VolunTeen Applications.

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Monday, April 23, 2018

Are you ready for Audiobook SYNC?


SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens. Starting Thursday, April 26, and continuing each Thursday through July 25, SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week - pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes.

Sign up at for email or text alerts and be first to know when new titles are available to download.

Sneak peek at the titles available this Thursday (4/26):

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Science Kit Grant & Open House

On Wednesday, February 15, the Roselle Public Library was visited by representatives of the the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers- Chicago Section (IEEE) who delivered the first installment of a $2000 grant to create a collection of circulating science kit as part of their ongoing “Science Kits for Public Libraries” initiative.

Representing IEEE were Norman Phoenix, grant distributions manager, and his colleague Connie Kelly, education chair, who participated in a grant check presentation ceremony during the library's Committee of the Whole Meeting. Representing the library were John Rimer, Young Adult Librarian, Christy Snyders, Circulation Department Manager, and Tami Mellert, Youth Services Assistant. In attendance were Samantha Millsap, Director of the Roselle Public Library, and the Roselle Public Library District Board of Trustees.

The kits are intended to promote STEM learning in the community of Roselle, and the contents of the kits, which include books, DVDs and interactive components, will help children and teens to explore concepts in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The kits will be introduced to the community during an Open House to be held at the library on Sunday, April 9, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., and available to check out the following day.

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Monday, January 9, 2017

Spring Volunteen Session Begins Soon!

VolunTeens Spring 2017
VolunTeen = Teen Volunteer

Looking for a way to fulfill service hours for school, honor society or another organization?

Here's your chance! The Teen Scene runs 3 VolunTeen Sessions a year.  

The next session runs from February through April. To become a VolunTeen, fill out an application, available at the Library’s Reference and Adult Services Desk or the Youth Services Desk. Get in soon, as there are a limited number of VolunTeen spaces to be filled!

You can also download a copy of the Library Volunteer Application and the VolunTeen application here: Become a VolunTeen

If you are a returning VolunTeen, you do not need to re-apply if your previous application is less than a year old. Just contact the Volunteen Coordinator for more information.

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Teen Winter Reading

Read a great book lately and can’t wait to tell someone about it? Like getting rewarded for writing book reviews? Starting on December 1 and ending on February 14, submit your book reviews online at Each book review counts as one entry in the Teen Winter Reading prize giveaway!

All finishers will be eligible for prize giveaway drawings in MidFebruary


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