Explore your city and share what you've found in our Teen Chicago Travel Guide. Create zines, photo collages, mixtapes and more!
Weronika P. visited the Chicago Zoological Society's Brookfield Zoo and checked out the Great Bear Wilderness.
Check out recent albums from 2016 MTV Video Music Awards nominees in every category.
Dreaming of an epic getaway? Check out these road trip stories and soon enough, you'll be cruising down the open highway.
Here's your fall schedule featuring books in which teens experience extraordinary situations on the first day of school.
Check out these new science fiction, dystopian and speculative fiction titles for teens.
Cindy M. visited the Lincoln Park Zoo and checked out the bird exhibits.
Jordan L. visited the Flatiron Arts Building and explored the Wicker Park neighborhood with his friends.
Teens learned how to draw manga characters from chibi creatures to human faces.
Whether or not you've ever been to summer camp, you'll definitely want to find out how these teens spent their summers away from h… More
Marco M. visited the SkyART Art Center, which hosts visual art programs for young people in South Chicago.
Explore street art in Chicago and the world at large with these collections and stories featuring graffiti artists.
Check out the excellent comics, graphic novels and creators who took home 2016 Eisner Awards.
Teens from Harold Washington Library Center, Richard M. Daley and Thurgood Marshall Branches traveled across the city taking photos.
Kevin G. went on a field trip from Back of the Yards Branch to the National Veterans Art Museum, where they explored the exhibits.
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
Learn how to capture Chicago's natural beauty with these inspirational artists and guides to nature photography.
Get lost in dreamy, romantic worlds created by writers and poets from Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Mexico.
If you're an aspiring pianist, violinist or jazz musician, check out the talented artists at the Grant Park Music Festival and other events. More
Hone your craft with these books about photography and famous photographers.
Lashara shares what she likes to do at Greater Grand Crossing Branch, including making African masks.
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.
Join us for this teen showcase to celebrate all the work we've created during this summer's Find Your Way program!
Kimvalyn M. went on a Get Lost field trip with YOUmedia and explored Chinatown.
Get lost this summer as we embark on a series of scavenger hunts that will take us through Chicago neighborhoods from downtown to Beverly.
Use light to create a sustainable, energy-efficient environment with this challenge designed by teens at Harold Washington Library Center.
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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!
From ballet to hip hop, these dance books will have you swaying to the beat in no time.
Whether you're religious or just curious, check out these YA books dealing with faith and spirituality.
Assassins, robots and little girls with axes... these comics might be published for adults, but teens will love them too!
Even if you're not traveling this summer, you can have adventure, drama and romance with these road trip novels.
Read more about the LGBT experience in these young adult titles chosen by our Teen Services librarians.
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.
Game on! Gamer guys and girls battle through it all in these novels picked by Chicago Public Library's teen services librarians.
Stories covering important issues about acceptance and immigration. Picked by Chicago Public Library's teen services librarians.
These fiction and nonfiction titles explore the variety of experiences LGBTQ teens face today. Picked by Chicago Public Library's teen servi… More
Stories of homeless and runaway teens picked by Chicago Public Library's teen services librarians.
Research events and concepts, find an online tutor, learn a new language and more with CPL's online resources for teens.
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 the 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.
Find answers to all your questions at CPL -- use our homework help in person or online.
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.