Sulzer Regional Library closed October 16 to November 5 for renovations.
Explore how young Chicago entrepreneurs are taking a stand through civic engagement at this event co-sponsored by Social Works, Inc.
As Halloween approaches, sink your teeth into one of these teen tales of the undead from shambling zombies to stalking ghouls.
Curl up with one of these spooky stories picked by Chicago Public Library's Teen Services librarians.
Join your fellow teen writers to start off National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) right with a mini write-in and pep talk.
Teens, take a look at the sky through a telescope at our November Look to the Stars events.
If you want the gist of Shakespeare's stories without decoding the "wherefore arts," try these new teen retellings of his famous plays. More
Are you an aspiring fashion designer? Check out our recommendations with a focus on style, illustration and career success.
Did you love Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children? Check out these readalike suggestions from our Teen Services staff!
Make the costume of your dreams a reality with these look books, patterns and guides to sewing, styling and special effects.
Jarvis W. visited Maggiano's Little Italy Restaurant and wrote a review of his selections from the lunch menu.
Celebrate Polish American Heritage Month with these stories featuring Polish and Polish American teens.
If you're interested in social justice, check out these titles exploring race, class, gender, size, sexuality and more.
Come look at the night sky with a telescope at these unforgettable events!
Gear up for the new school year with these boarding school stories picked by Chicago Public Library's Teen Services librarians. More
Alexis R. took photographs of the murals in her favorite Chicago neighborhood, Pilsen.
Jazlin G. went to Millennium Park and took in the sights and sounds.
Check out our latest staff favorites for teen reading.
If you dream about going onstage and becoming a slam poet, check out these books and films about poetry and hip-hop.
Weronika P. visited the Chicago Zoological Society's Brookfield Zoo and checked out the Great Bear Wilderness.
Here's your fall schedule featuring books in which teens experience extraordinary situations on the first day of school.
Lashara shares what she likes to do at Greater Grand Crossing Branch, including making African masks.
Matty started a film club and now is also in charge of Dunning's Kids' Chess Club. His leadership keeps kids and teens coming back! More
Sebastian regularly visits Lozano YOUmedia and enjoys using technology to express his creativity.
Hugo's been visiting Lozano YOUmedia since it opened. Find out what keeps him coming back!
Alan E.'s motivation and creativity has made him stand out as one of the go-getter tweens at Back of the Yards Branch.
Ardama spends a lot of time at Lozano YOUmedia expressing himself through music and leading workshops. Find out what keeps him coming back!
Meet a group of teens from HWLC YOUmedia who worked together to study the electric grid.
Hear what keeps Xavier coming back to Richard M. Daley YOUmedia.
Brianna makes a lot of awesome things at Albany Park YOUmedia. Discover what keeps her coming back!
Each month we spotlight a teen at CPL. Daniela is a 16-year-old student at Benito Juarez Community Academy. This summer, she interned at Arc… More
Each month we spotlight a teen at CPL.Guadalupe helped out this past summer at West Lawn Branch and while volunteering, she shared some of … More
Kalice shares her summer experience as an intern at CPL and what she enjoyed most!
Meet Doreyda, a Lozano Branch intern, and learn about her library experiences, hobbies and more!
Meet Mackenzie, an avid teen library volunteer who shares the joy of summer learning and all things French.
At-n shares his goals, passions and love of music in this month's teen voices.
Gregg keeps busy at YOUmedia with his love of stop motion animation and 3D creations in this month's teen voices.
Kat shares her love of cosplay, recreating movie scenes and advice for other teens in this month's teen voices.
Teens from Back of the Yards YOUmedia visited The Plant, an innovative food production space, and shared their reflections with us.
Kimvalyn M. went on a Get Lost field trip with YOUmedia and explored Chinatown.
Teens learned how to draw manga characters from chibi creatures to human faces.
After careful consideration, we've selected the winners of this year's Teen Winter Challenge!
Brandon gives back to YOUmedia as an everyday hero grant recipient.
We've got you covered with everything from the evolution of video games to rules and guides for all kinds of games.
Ashley Nicolette, STEM Specialist at Albany Park YOUmedia, was invited to Washington, D.C. this week as part of an Electronic Software Asso… More
Each year a team of CPL librarians evaluates and selects the best books for Chicago teens. Check out our lists to find your next favorite!
Find out how mindfulness can help you in your everyday life with these thoughtful reads.
Check out these new science fiction, dystopian and speculative fiction titles for teens.
From ballet to hip hop, these dance books will have you swaying to the beat in no time.
Check out the excellent comics, graphic novels and creators who took home 2016 Eisner Awards.
If you're looking for something spooky to read around the campfire this summer, check out these ghostly tales for teens.
Discover what it takes to become information and media literate and explore fiction titles about media in today's world.
We recommend even more great books we loved from 2015.
The African American Services Committee at the Chicago Public Library recommends these books about African American History focused for Tee… More
We recommend these coming of age stories that focus on teens across a variety of cultures and classes.
Research events and concepts, find an online tutor, learn a new language and more with CPL's online resources for teens.
Explore our world with information on over 200 countries and territories, including customs, lifestyles and social conditions.
If you're not sure where to start your research, try this online encyclopedia that covers a variety of topics from geography to psychology. More
Find biographies of more than half a million people from all periods of history and from every geographical region.
Look up current events, world newspapers, research tools, interactive maps and discover your world.
Get ready for school with all things science, including videos, diagrams and experiments.
Learn over 60 languages, from the American Sign Language alphabet to Yiddish, with Mango Languages.
Research your topic for Chicago Metro History Fair with these online resources.
Get ready for the Chicago History Fair by exploring this year's theme, important dates, rules and guidelines.
Discover the pros and cons to a variety of topics including bullying, marijuana laws and gun control.
Get free one-on-one homework help online.
Learn more about student resources available from LinkedIn, a professional social network.
Learn how to prepare for college and discover the different types of aid available to you.
Find your best fit for college by looking at everything from tuition to campus setting.
Learn what you need to know to find colleges, explore careers and make a plan for life after high school.
Discover the variety of choices available to you for a career in health care!
Plan for your future with financial aid, scholarship and career planning tools.
Discover something new in the field of environmental science. Covering everything from biology to zoology these books picked by Chicago Pub… More
Are you an aspiring fashion designer? Explore books with a fashion focus on style, illustration, career and success.
Celebrate Money Smart Week for teens with titles picked by Chicago Public Library's teen services librarians.
Explore future careers by what you like or what you're good at.
Figure out what type of engineer you want to be with these engineering books for teens.
Nervous about paying for college? Explore our recommendations focusing on how to get student financial aid, win scholarships and a… More
Personality quizzes and learning style tests can help you discover a lot about yourself and better plan for your future!
Discover how to be creative when putting together college applications.
Learn about how college students in the U.S. successfully apply for their dream school.
Check out official SAT questions, come up with a study plan and discover test dates.
Learn about test prep, scores, college planning, financial aid and more.