Join YOUmedia for a special edition of FLOW with the Sammy Miller and the Congregation. The band focuses on sharing the power of community..… More
Celebrate the freedom to read with reading recommendations and special events from September 25 to October 1.
Learn about stop motion photography by creating your own book trailer to promote your favorite book during Banned Books Week.
Collaborate with your fellow teens to write a short story inspired by frequently challenged books.
Celebrate your freedom to read with these frequently challenged YA titles selected by Chicago Public Library's Teen Services libra… More
Learn how you can get involved in the 2017 ChiTeen Lit Fest at our open house at the Chicago Literary Alliance.
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!
Celebrate Hispanic heritage with these titles recommended by CPL's Teen Services librarians.
If you're looking for a suspenseful mystery in the vein of Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl, check out these new teen thrillers.
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.
Find out how mindfulness can help you in your everyday life with these thoughtful reads.
Check out these stories of teens slipping though the space-time continuum.
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.
Check out these new science fiction, dystopian and speculative fiction titles for teens.
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.
Teens from Harold Washington Library Center, Richard M. Daley and Thurgood Marshall Branches traveled across the city taking photos.
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!
If you're looking for light reading, check out these new teen romance novels picked by Chicago Public Library's Teen Services libr… More
Check out recent albums from 2016 MTV Video Music Awards nominees in every category.
From ballet to hip hop, these dance books will have you swaying to the beat in no time.
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
Check out the excellent comics, graphic novels and creators who took home 2016 Eisner Awards.
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.
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 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.
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.