Chiteens: Cyrus

The third annual ChiTeen Lit Fest is April 13 and 14. Register online now!  This festival, created by teens for teens, celebrates all things literature. ChiTeen Lit Fest seeks to bring together young people from across Chicago and celebrate their talents as they express themselves through exceptional and honest art.  Cyrus from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr College Prep High School is excited for ChiTeen Lit Fest and returns for his second year on the fest’s…
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ChiTeens: Gabriella

The third annual ChiTeen Lit Fest is April 13 and 14. Register online now! This festival, created by teens for teens, celebrates all things literature. ChiTeen Lit Fest seeks to bring together young people from across Chicago and celebrate their talents as they express themselves through exceptional and honest art. Gabriella G. from Walter Payton College Prep High School is excited for ChiTeen Lit…
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ChiTeens: Daniella

The third annual ChiTeen Lit Fest is April 13 and 14. Register online now!  This festival, created by teens for teens, celebrates all things literature. ChiTeen Lit Fest seeks to bring together young people from across Chicago and celebrate their talents as they express themselves through exceptional and honest art.  Daniella C. from Hancock High School is excited for ChiTeen Lit Fest and returns for her second year on the fest’s Teen Council. Teen Council members are…
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Teen Voices: Artist Victoria G.

 Teens, learn more about our most prominently featured and incredibly talented teen artist for the 2018 Teen Summer Challenge: Imagine Doing More!  At age 17, Victoria G. of Logan Square Branch has focused much of her life and energy into art-making. From doodling with markers and ink pens to painting on canvas or utilizing charcoal and drawing…
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Teen Artists, Imagine Doing More!

We are grateful to the many talented Chicago teens who shared their art work with us and you to support our Teen Summer Challenge, Imagine Doing More!, including: Alanis M. Antonio K. Arieonna S. Ashlyn G. Aylin A. Bryam P. Charles T. Gabriela C. Gavin P. Jacqueline S. Kenza W. Seherzada P. Victoria G. Yakelin…
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Teen Voices: Cedric, Robotics Expert

Each month we spotlight a teen at CPL. Cedric is a 16-year-old who frequents the Chinatown Branch and Harold Washington Library Center. He's involved in many ways at the library, completing his service learning hours, serving as a teen ambassador for ChiTeen Lit Fest and attends many YOUmedia workshops. Cedric is well known for his interest in building…
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Teen Voices: Crafts Volunteer Emily

Each month we spotlight a teen at CPL. Emily M. is an 18-year-old who frequents both Archer Heights Branch and Harold Washington Library Center. Emily has volunteered with her friends at Archer Heights Branch for the past two years, creating Saturday afternoon crafts with kids and displaying them at the library. When Emily isn't volunteering, she heads down…
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Teen Voices: Thurgood Marshall Teens “Make New History” with Chicago Architecture Foundation

"How many of you have ever taken a bus? At bus shelters, what do you see?" This is just one of the thought-provoking questions posed by the Chicago Architecture Foundation to teens at Thurgood Marshall Branch YOUmedia earlier this month. The event was part of the Chicago Biennial, in which teens were challenged to design…
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