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125 S. Municipal Drive
Sugar Grove, IL 60554
(630) 466-4686
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Sun: 2pm - 6pm
Mon-Thurs: 10am - 8pm
Fri: closed
Sat: 10am - 4pm

Teen Programs

Programs require registration. For teens aged 6th-12th grade. 

stem flyerNIU Teen STEM Café: forensic careers


Sunday October 27, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

For ages 12-18. Please register. Click here.  

How do detectives examine a crime scene? What do coroners and medical examiners do in the aftermath of someone’s death? How are chemistry and other sciences applied during death investigations?

View video clips about the history of forensic science. Learn about forensic science careers.

Experience hands-on activities related to bones, fingerprints and more! 

fingerprintHear from a panel of experts, including:

  • Amy Johnson, Kane County Evidence Detective.
  • Jacquie Purcell, Kendall County Coroner and author of Spoiler Alert: You’re Gonna Die.
  • Rob Russell, Kane County Coroner
  • Lee Sunderlin, NIU Chemistry Professor.

Free pizza from Open Range Southwest Grill.
Please register. This program is only for teens aged 12-18. 

Note: This program is hosted by NIU and the Sugar Grove Public Library. Teen STEM leaders organize this program. If you are interested in getting involved, please email

animeAnime Club

Do you like anime, manga, K-pop, and Japanese culture? Join Anime Club! We'll do a craft or activity and watch anime in the Teen Zone. For grades 6-12. Please register.

Fall meeting dates:

Thursday, Oct. 17, 4:30 - 5:30  - Click to Register

Thursday, Nov. 21, 4:30 - 5:30 - Click to Register

Thursday, Dec. 19, 4:30 - 5:30 - Click to Register

chess pawnsChess Club

Gr 4-8: Love chess? Join our chess club! There will be a puzzle or a new strategy at the beginning of each session, followed by playing a game of chess. A teen moderator will lead the group and help instruct on chess skills. This club is for kids who already know how to play chess. Chess Club meets on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month. Please use the online calendar to register for sessions or click on each date below to register.

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. - Click to Register

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. - Click to Register

Wednesday, Dec. 11, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. - Click to Register

artworkMake a Monster-piece!monsterpiece

Saturday, Oct 26, 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Using acrylic paint, add monsters & more to a thrift-store painting to create a spooky masterpiece.

For teens ages 12-18. Please register.

volunteersTeen Library Leaders

Click on a date below to register:

Gr 7-12: This is a monthly service opportunity for teens to help the library with book displays, decorating the Teen Zone, and other fun tasks! Often you will do brainstorming sessions with the Teen Librarian to come up with programs, services, and anything that you think the Teen Department needs. Receive one volunteer hour for attending this program. This is a great way to get involved with the library. Snacks & drinks will be served. New faces always welcome! :)

Email Newsletter for Teens

Stay in the loop about upcoming programs and new book alerts! Never miss a fun event when you register for our email newsletter. Click here to signup now.