YA Programs

For more information, contact the YA Librarian at 248-7363 ext. 263

Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Meetings

TAB meeting for registered Teen Advisory Board meeting is on Thursdays, November 13th & December 11th from 4:30 - 5:30 PM in the Community Room.

TAB is a volunteer group that consists of teens who work together with the YA Librarian to improve library services for teens.


Chess Game

chess-piecesFor teens Grades 6-12 & Children 2-5

In the Community Room for experienced Chess players.

Teens will assist children in playing chess and earn community service credit. 

Tuesday, November 4th from 4-5 PM & Monday, November 10th at 7:00 PM

Teens can register in the Teen Room. Children can register at the Children's Reference Desk. 


Roboting Right At Home

Thursday, November 13th from 5-6 PM

robot-world-1 2631984kJoin the Herrick's High School Robotics team who will present their robot and the associated programs required to make their robot function. Bring your roboting questions.

Registration begins on October 30th. 


Wii Video & Board Games

wiiFriday, November 21st from 4:30 to 5:45 PM

Teens in Grades 7 to 12 will assist Tweens in Grades 5 to 6 in playing popular Wii video games and board games and enjoy refreshments. Teens will receive community service credit. 

Registration begins November 7th



Teen Tech Tutors to Teach Adult Computer & Internet Basics

For YAs in Grades 7-12

techTopics include: how to set up and use an email account, search for websites, save documents, use a USB drive, and navigate the Shelter Rock Website. We will have computers and tablets for you to use, but adults are welcome to bring their own laptops or tablets. 

Sessions in the Teen Room on November 1, 5, & 15.

Limited registration began September 22nd at the Reference Desk for teens and adults. Bring library card when registering. 


Thursday, December 4th from 4:30 to 5:30 PM

holiday cookiesJoin the YA Librarian and TAB members to decorate a giant sugar cookie and gingerbread boy and girl using white icing, sprinkles and candies. Take them home in a gift bag you will personalize. Tell us about your favorite homemade cookies and share a recipe too if you wish. 

Registration begins on November 20th.


Origami Folds for Winter Fun

origami snowmanThursday, December 18th from 4:30 to 5:30 PM

Join our teen origami experts and the YA Librarian as we use colored paper and fold it into models for fir trees, birds, snowflakes, boxes and more. 

Note: Time should permit you to learn at least 3 folds.

Registration begins December 4th. 


Book Cafe

For YAs Entering Grades 7-12

We'll be discussing an award winning dystopian novel that was recently adapted into a movie:


by Veronica Roth

Tuesday, November 25th from 4:30 to 5:45 PM

divergentIn a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life. This is a decision that is made more difficult when she discovers that she in an anomaly who does not fit into any one group and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all. 

Join us for a Socrates approach as we answer universal questions. We'll also have faction activities with snacks from the factions of Abnegation (the Selfless) and Dauntless (the Brave).

Registration continues in the Teen Room.


The Road to College

for High School Students


Choosing The Right College For You

CollegeLogosWith Michael Binder, M.S., M.B.A.

Thursday, November 13th from 7-8:30 PM

In this workshop, Mr. Binder will discuss how to enhance your college application and highlight your special talents and skills in order to gain admission to the college of your choice

Registration began October 30th.

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Library Hours

Monday: 9am - 9pm
Tuesday: 9am - 9pm
Wednesday: 11am - 9pm
Thursday: 9am - 9pm
Friday: 9am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 1pm - 5pm