Teen Services

Destination Databases

Tuesday, May 30 6– 7:30 p.m. Deposit $10 Ages 14 and up The library has more than just items for check-out; it has databases full of skills and knowledge for the user both in the library and out. Registration is required. [...]

Summer Reading Program 2017: “Build a Better World”

May 30–August 5 Build a Better World with Summer Reading! Our theme this year will focus on STEAM programming (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) at the library and in the community. Sign-up starts on Tuesday, May 30. We’ll be offering a variety of great activities for all ages. We’ll help you find all you need… [...]

Read-Alikes: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Nicola Yoon's 2015 debut novel, Everything, Everything, is coming to the big screen this week. While the story of a teenage girl with an illness that confines her to her home and her risky romance with the boy next door sounds familiar, the narrative, told through vignettes, emails, diary entries, and illustrations, offers elements of… [...]

VPPL Mini-Library

Thursday, May 25 3–4 p.m. Special Location: Jefferson Middle School (255 W. Vermont St., Villa Park) In partnership with School District 45 and Jefferson Middle School, the VPPL mini-library at Jefferson Middle School will be open. Apply for a library card, check out materials, or stop by and make a craft! [...]

eBay: The Basics

Tuesday, May 23 6–7:30 p.m. Deposit $10 Ages 14 and up Don’t know where to start? Learn the basics of bidding, buying, and selling items on eBay. Basic computer skills required. Registration is required. [...]

High School Exam Study Nights

Tuesday, May 23 Wednesday, May 24 Thursday, May 25 5–10 p.m. For high school students It’s that time of the year: final exams are here. Study with free wi-fi, snacks, and therapy dogs at the library! We’re open until 10 p.m. If you need extra fuel, we’ll have snacks for you. Therapy dogs visit from… [...]

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Thursday, May 18 • 7p.m. - 8:30p.m. (Friends Preview Sale) Join at the door! Friday, May 19 • 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 20 • 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Join us for our spring sale which will include hundreds of books (fiction and non-fiction), as well as DVDs, audiobooks, and CDs. Many are donations and in very… [...]

VPPL Mini-Library

Thursday, May 18 3–4 p.m. Special Location: Jefferson Middle School (255 W. Vermont St., Villa Park) In partnership with School District 45 and Jefferson Middle School, the VPPL mini-library at Jefferson Middle School will be open. Apply for a library card, check out materials, or stop by and make a craft! [...]

Practice SAT Test

Saturday, May 13 9 a.m.–12 p.m. Deposit $10 Limit 20 For high school students Bring a calculator and pencils. Arrive promptly at 9 a.m. Must live in or attend a high school in Villa Park or Oakbrook Terrace. Proctored by Huntington Learning Center. Deposits will be fully refunded to test-takers upon completion of practice test.… [...]

Mother’s Day Craft Open House

Friday, May 12 & Saturday, May 13 2–4 p.m. All ages Celebrate moms, grandmothers, aunts, and others with a craft! Young children will need some adult help. Registration is not required, but supplies are limited.     [...]