Check out the 2016 Teen Reading Challenge page for links to lists of book suggestions for each category!

Read a book for the challenge and want to submit an entry for our gift card drawing? Fill out an online entry form by clicking here!

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Gale’s Opposing Viewpoints in Context Database

Opposing Viewpoints in Context Database

Use Gale’s Opposing Viewpoints in Context database for information popular social issues such as immigration and capital punishment.  This resource includes peer reviewed journal articles, magazine and newspaper articles, statistics, and more.

You can find this resource on our General Research page under the “eLibrary” tab on the Lemont Public Library’s homepage.

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Teen Read Week: October 18th-24th


Celebrate reading for fun during Teen Read Week!  The theme this year is books that help you “Get Away,” so visit the library to see book displays featuring books that will transport you to other places whether it’s another state or another world!

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Banned Books Week: September 27th-October 3rd

Celebrate your right to read this week at the Lemont Public Library during Banned Books Week.  In 2014, there were 311 official challenges against books and the American Library Association lists The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexis and Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi as the top two most challenged books of the year.  Other books that have been challenged this past year include  The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini,  Drama by Raina Telgemeier, and Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey.

Interested in learning more about the reasons behind book bans and challenges?  Visit the ALA website to learn more.

Participate in our Banned Books Week Contest this upcoming week to show your support for the freedom to read.  A popular YA book that faces challenges every year has been shredded and put in a jar in the Teen Space.  Guess the title of the book and win a gift card and a signed copy of Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments.


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Join the Teen Advisory Group on Thursday, September 17th!


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New Releases Available on Teen Kindles!

Check out a Teen Kindle for a convenient way to have access to dozens of new books!

Teen Kindle New Titles

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Upcoming Events

Bags Tournament: Friday, July 24th, 2 P.M.

Want to win a pair of FREE White Sox tickets?  Participate in our bags tournament to win!

Kaplan ACT Practice Test: Saturday, July 25th, 1 P.M.

Preparing to take the ACT this school year?  Take a practice one for free at the library!  Your test will be scored by Kaplan with the results sent to your email.

DIY Craft: Picture Frames: Tuesday, July 28th, 4 P.M.

Create a crushed CD or clothes pin picture frame to decorate your locker or dorm room this fall.

Sign up for all these events here!

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