Teen Zone

Lincoln Library maintains a fiction collection for teen readers on the first floor. The young adult area includes fiction and graphic novels for teen readers. Young Adult nonfiction is intershelved with the adult collection on the second floor, but is marked with a Young Adult sticker on the book's spine.

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Teen Programs

Monthly Programs

To see a complete listing of upcoming teen/tween programing offered this month please visit the library calendar or view some of the teen/tween programs offered this month listed below.

  • OTAKU CLUB: Anime, Manga & Cosplay Club - A club for tweens and teens that is all about anime, manga and cosplay will meet on the first Wednesday of every month from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in the Bicentennial Conference Room. For the next meeting date please visit the library calendar. Note: Any Tween ages 10-12 must have a permission slip signed by a parent or legal guardian to be able to attend club meetings.


Summer Reading Program

teens summer reading posterThe Youth Services department will again be offering a summer reading programs for young adults ages 12 to 18. As reading goals are achieved, teens will be awarded prizes – the more hours read, the more prizes received.

The fun does not end with enjoying great books! Here are the programs for teens:

Minute to Win It! (June 29 , 2 p.m.)
Anti-Bullying: Self-Defense through Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (July 12, 2 p.m.)
Shushy Library (July 20, 2 p.m.)

Teens are also invited to participate in any of the scheduled kids programing.

There will also be movies shown on the big screen --  Inside Out (June 27, 1 p.m.); Good Dinosaur (July 11, 1 p.m.) and Kung Fu Panda 3 (July 25, 1 p.m.).

A complete listing of events, can be found by clicking on the calendars below, stopping by the library to pick-up a calendar or by viewing the library's online calendar. Thanks to the Friends of Lincoln Library and Marco’s Pizza for providing the reading incentives and prizes.

Patrons must come into the library to register to participate and at that time will receive a book log.

June Kids and Teens Summer Reading Program CalendarJuly Kids and Teens Summer Reading Event Calendar

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Teen eDownloads

Teens can utilize any of the eDownloads, including Hoopla (streaming movies, TV series, music, eBooks, eAudiobooks and comics) and Zinio for Libraries (digital magazines that include titles such as, Teen Vogue, Seventeen, Thrasher Skateboard Magazine, and Transworld Skateboarding), and many others found the on the eDownloads page. Below are two of the eBook and eAudiobook vendors that have websites set up specifically for teen readers.

click here to go to eRead Illinois
Use eRead Illinois by Axis 360 to download Juvenile Fiction and Juvenile NonFiction to your mobile device or computer. Click on Audience in the left menu to narrow down titles to a specific age range.

Click here for instructions on how to use eReadIllinois (Axis360) with a mobile device, computer, e-ink device or MP3 player.

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click to visit teen room at Library on the Go

Download eBooks, eAudiobooks, Music, and Video downloads from Library On The Go (OverDrive) to your mobile device or computer. Use the Teens eReading Room to have filtered pages that provide an easy browsing experience.

Click here for instructions on how to use Library on the Go(OverDrive) with a mobile device, computer, e-ink device or MP3 player.

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Teen Links

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Homework Help

click here to go to brainfuse for homework help

Get online homework help daily from 2-11 p.m.

Note: Limited to Lincoln Library customers only.
Home use requires Lincoln Library card number.

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