Teen Volunteering

Get involved, earn service hours, meet people, and have fun! Check out our public events listed below, or email teenteam@skokielibrary.info to be added to our list of interested volunteers. Drop-in service projects may also be available. Ask in our Teen Room.

Upcoming Events


Teen Library Collaborative

Thursday, February 9, 2023, 5:30 pm

Give your input on library services and events for teens in this casual, open discussion space.


Newcomers Club: Club para los recién llegados

Monday, February 13, 2023, 5:30 pm

Being new is hard, yet building a community is good for everyone. Ser nuevo es difícil, pero formar una comunidad beneficia a todos.


Friend Squad

Wednesday, March 1, 2023, 6:00 pm

Meet new people in a supportive environment and watch your circle of friends grow. Trained peer volunteers host activities to help you get to know others.


Teen Library Collaborative

Friday, March 3, 2023, 5:30 pm

Give your input on library services and events for teens in this casual, open discussion space.


Newcomers Club: Club para los recién llegados

Monday, March 13, 2023, 5:30 pm

Being new is hard, yet building community is good for everyone. Ser nuevo es difícil, pero formar una comunidad beneficia a todos.


Teen Library Collaborative

Thursday, April 6, 2023, 5:30 pm

Give your input on library services and events for teens in this casual, open discussion space.


Newcomers Club: Club para los recién llegados

Monday, April 10, 2023, 5:30 pm

Being new is hard, yet building community is good for everyone. Ser nuevo es difícil, pero formar una comunidad beneficia a todos.


Friend Squad

Wednesday, April 12, 2023, 6:00 pm

Meet new people in a supportive environment and watch your circle of friends grow. Trained peer volunteers host activities to help you get to know others.

Past Events


Friend Squad

Wednesday, February 1, 2023, 6:00 pm

Meet new people in a supportive environment and watch your circle of friends grow. Trained peer volunteers host activities to help you get to know others.


Teen Library Collaborative

Thursday, January 12, 2023, 5:30 pm

Give your input on library services and events for teens in this casual, open discussion space.


Newcomers Club: Club para los recién llegados

Monday, January 9, 2023, 5:30 pm

Being new is hard, yet building a community is good for everyone. Ser nuevo es difícil, pero formar una comunidad beneficia a todos.


Teen-Led STEAM Projects

Thursday, January 5, 2023, 2:00 pm

Experiment with and compete in STEAM challenges led by teen volunteers.


Teen-Led STEAM Projects

Thursday, December 29, 2022, 2:00 pm

Experiment with and compete in STEAM challenges led by teen volunteers.


Teen Library Collaborative

Thursday, December 8, 2022, 5:30 pm

Give your input on library services and events for teens in this casual, open discussion space.


Friend Squad

Wednesday, December 7, 2022, 6:00 pm

Meet new people in a supportive environment and watch your circle of friends grow. Trained peer volunteers host activities to help you get to know others.


Mastering Monopoly

Thursday, December 1, 2022, 4:00 pm

Learn about the basics of finance and earn a service hour with this event with Niles North's DECA team.


Newcomers Club: انجمن تازه‌ واردان

Monday, November 14, 2022, 5:30 pm

Being new is hard, yet building community is good for everyone.


Teen Library Collaborative

Thursday, November 10, 2022, 5:30 pm

Give your input on library services and events for teens in this casual, open discussion space.


Crochet Lesson in Urdu

Monday, November 7, 2022, 4:30 pm

Everyone is welcome regardless of language skills. This crochet lesson will be led by an Urdu-speaking teen volunteer. Drop-in event for ages 8 through adults.


Friend Squad

Wednesday, November 2, 2022, 6:00 pm

Meet new people in a supportive environment and watch your circle of friends grow. Trained peer volunteers host activities to help you get to know others.


Teen Library Collaborative: Online Event

Thursday, October 27, 2022, 5:30 pm

Give your input on library services and events for teens in this casual, open discussion space.


Newcomers Club: انجمن تازه‌ واردان

Monday, October 17, 2022, 5:30 pm

Being new is hard, yet building community is good for everyone.


Teen Library Collaborative

Thursday, October 13, 2022, 5:30 pm

Give your input on library services and events for teens in this casual, open discussion space.


American History Service Project: The History and Legacy of Filipino Americans

Monday, October 10, 2022, 1:30 pm

Curious about the contributions of immigrants to our shared history?


Friend Squad

Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 6:00 pm

Meet new people in a supportive environment and watch your circle of friends grow. Trained peer volunteers host activities to help you get to know others.


Teen Library Collaborative: Online Event

Thursday, September 29, 2022, 5:30 pm

Give your input on library services and events for teens in this casual, open discussion space.


Teen Library Collaborative

Thursday, September 15, 2022, 5:30 pm

Give your input on library services and events for teens in this casual, open discussion space.


Friend Squad

Wednesday, September 7, 2022, 6:00 pm

Meet new people in a supportive environment and watch your circle of friends grow. Trained peer volunteers host activities to help you get to know others.


Teen Library Collaborative: Online Event

Thursday, September 1, 2022, 5:30 pm

Give your input on library services and events for teens in this casual, open discussion space.


'Eyes on the Prize' Talking Circle: No Easy Walk (1961-1963)

Sunday, August 21, 2022, 1:00 pm

Discuss the themes and stories, and reflect upon "No Easy Walk," the fourth episode of this award-winning documentary series. Professionally facilitated discussion in the courtyard.


Teen Library Collaborative

Thursday, August 18, 2022, 5:30 pm

Give your input on library services and events for teens in this casual, open discussion space.


Teen Library Collaborative: Online Event

Thursday, August 4, 2022, 5:30 pm

Give your input on library services and events for teens in this casual, open discussion space.


Friend Squad

Wednesday, August 3, 2022, 6:00 pm

Meet new people in a supportive environment and watch your circle of friends grow.


Monarch Community Science Project

Wednesday, August 3, 2022, 3:00 pm

Monarch butterflies play an important role as pollinators, and their populations are in trouble.


Newcomers Club: انجمن تازه‌ واردان

Tuesday, August 2, 2022, 2:00 pm

Being new is hard, yet building community is good for everyone.


Monarch Community Science Project

Wednesday, July 27, 2022, 3:00 pm

Monarch butterflies play an important role as pollinators, and their populations are in trouble.


Teen Library Collaborative

Thursday, July 21, 2022, 5:30 pm

Give your input on library services and events for teens in this casual, open discussion space.


Friend Squad

Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 6:00 pm

Meet new people in a supportive environment and watch your circle of friends grow.


Monarch Community Science Project

Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 3:00 pm

Monarch butterflies play an important role as pollinators, and their populations are in trouble.


Newcomers Club: انجمن تازه‌ واردان

Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 2:00 pm

Being new is hard, yet building community is good for everyone.


'Eyes on the Prize' Talking Circle: Ain't Scared of Your Jails (1960-61)

Sunday, July 17, 2022, 1:00 pm

Discuss the themes and stories, and reflect upon "Ain't Scared of Your Jails," the third episode of this award-winning documentary series. Professionally facilitated discussion in the courtyard.


Build a Play Workshop with Northlight Theatre

Friday, July 15, 2022, 4:00 pm

In this weeklong workshop, collaborate with peers and teaching artists from Northlight Theatre to tell stories through theater arts.


Build a Play Workshop with Northlight Theatre

Thursday, July 14, 2022, 4:00 pm

In this weeklong workshop, collaborate with peers and teaching artists from Northlight Theatre to tell stories through theater arts.


Build a Play Workshop with Northlight Theatre

Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 4:00 pm

In this weeklong workshop, collaborate with peers and teaching artists from Northlight Theatre to tell stories through theater arts.


Monarch Community Science Project

Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 3:00 pm

Monarch butterflies play an important role as pollinators, and their populations are in trouble.


Teen Library Collaborative: Online Event

Thursday, July 7, 2022, 5:30 pm

Give your input on library services and events for teens in this casual, open discussion space.


Monarch Community Science Project

Wednesday, July 6, 2022, 3:00 pm

Monarch butterflies play an important role as pollinators, and their populations are in trouble.


Newcomers Club: انجمن تازه‌ واردان

Tuesday, July 5, 2022, 2:00 pm

Being new is hard, yet building community is good for everyone.


Monarch Community Science Project

Wednesday, June 29, 2022, 3:00 pm

Monarch butterflies play an important role as pollinators, and their populations are in trouble.


Teen Library Collaborative

Thursday, June 23, 2022, 5:30 pm

Give your input on library services and events for teens in this casual, open discussion space.


Monarch Community Science Project

Wednesday, June 22, 2022, 3:00 pm

Monarch butterflies play an important role as pollinators, and their populations are in trouble.


Newcomers Club: انجمن تازه‌ واردان

Tuesday, June 21, 2022, 2:00 pm

Being new is hard, yet building community is good for everyone.


Teen Library Collaborative: Online Event

Thursday, June 9, 2022, 5:30 pm

Give your input on library services and events for teens in this casual, open discussion space.


Friend Squad

Wednesday, June 8, 2022, 6:00 pm

Meet new people in a supportive environment and watch your circle of friends grow.


Newcomers Club: انجمن تازه‌ واردان

Tuesday, June 7, 2022, 2:00 pm

Being new is hard, yet building community is good for everyone.


Monarch Community Science Project: Training for Teen Volunteers

Sunday, May 22, 2022, 2:00 pm

Want to volunteer and help the environment this summer? Monarch butterflies play an important role as pollinators, and their populations are in trouble.


Teen Library Collaborative: Online Event

Thursday, May 12, 2022, 5:30 pm

Give your input on library services and events for teens in this casual, open discussion space.


Friend Squad

Wednesday, May 4, 2022, 6:00 pm

Meet new people in a supportive environment and watch your circle of friends grow.


Teen Library Collaborative

Thursday, April 28, 2022, 5:30 pm

Give your input on library services and events for teens in this casual, open discussion space.


Teen Library Collaborative: Online Event

Thursday, April 14, 2022, 5:30 pm

Give your input on library services and events for teens in this casual, open discussion space.


Teen Library Collaborative

Thursday, March 31, 2022, 5:30 pm

Give your input on library services and events for teens in this casual, open discussion space.


Teen Library Collaborative: Online Event

Thursday, March 17, 2022, 5:30 pm

Give your input on library services and events for teens in this casual, open discussion space.


Teen Library Collaborative

Thursday, March 3, 2022, 5:30 pm

Give your input on library services and events for teens in this casual, open discussion space.


Teen Library Collaborative: Online Event

Thursday, February 17, 2022, 5:30 pm

Give your input on library services and events for teens in this casual, open discussion space.


Teen Library Collaborative

Thursday, February 3, 2022, 5:30 pm

Give your input on library services and events for teens in this casual, open discussion space.


Teen Library Collaborative: Online Event

Thursday, January 20, 2022, 5:30 pm

Give your input on library services and events for teens in this casual, open discussion space.


Teen Library Collaborative

Thursday, January 6, 2022, 5:30 pm

Give your input on library services and events for teens in this casual, open discussion space.