• Blog

    Dive in to the Teen Department by checking out our Teen Blog.

    Find out what's going on at the library, read up on new movies and books, and much, much more.

    Check out the Teen Blog here.


    We have a lot of activities going on every month for teens to enjoy.  Whether you're into games, poetry, crafts, anime, or more, there's something for you!

    Learn more about our teen activities here.

    Books & Bites

    Our Teen Librarian visits schools in Normal during the students' lunch breaks to introduce them to great books. Upcoming topics include adventure/survival stories and books with music!


    The NPL has a fantastic collection of the latest books for teens.

    We work hard to maintain a great selection of graphic novels.

    You'll also find tons of music and movies to check out and a huge selection of downloadables.

    Learn more about our collections here.


    Our Teen Librarian regularly visits McLean County's Juvenile Detention Center to introduce teens there to books that they might enjoy.

    Teen Spaces

    The library is a great place to meet up with friends or spend some time studying.

    We hope you'll check out our Teen Department next time you're at the library.


    To find out more about everything the NPL has to offer for teens, you can contact our Teen Librarian, Kristi Cates, at 309-433-3482 or kcates@normalpl.org

  • Check out our calendar for the most up-to-date information on upcoming activities.

    Millenial Book Club

    Come discuss what you are reading with us! Each month we'll pick a new genre to read from and discuss.

    The Book Club meets on the third Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 in the Cafe.

    All college-aged and twenty-somethings are welcome.

    Manga and Anime Club

    Held on the first Tuesday of every month from 4:30 to 6:00 for any teen interested in Japanese comics and animation.

    Teen Advisory Council (TAC)

    If you want a say in teen programs at NPL, this is the place to be.

    We meet on the second and fourth Thursdays of every month from 4:00 to 5:30, for games, books, and discussion of NPL teen services.

    Teen Maker Wednesday

    We meet on the third Wednesday of every month from 4:30 to 6:00, for a different craft, science or tech-based project.

    Teen Writers' Workshop

    Calling all teen writers and artists!  Come on out for our writers’ workshop on the second Monday of each month from 4:00 to 5:00.

    We’ll do writing prompts and games, share our writing ideas and stories, and work together on any special projects we come up with.