Attention Teens! We are now on Discord!

Indian Prairie is now on Discord! We have created a really cool server for teens to use as an online safe space. If you do not believe us, we invite you to come check it out! If you are interested in joining our discord server just send the teen librarian an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject heading: discord join. 



The Book Thief

This review comes to us from one of our fantastic Volunteens! 

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak is a Newbery book about Liesel Meminger living in Germany during World War II. The book is narrated by death, which gives the book a deep meaning and theme. Liesel learns how to love and trust others, and she sees love manifest itself in different ways around her. Liesel struggles with the idea of what is right and what is wrong. Her morals are tested and changed, and she learns things are not always like they seem to be. This book is a must read for teens and everyone should read it at least once in their life.



Online Teen Art Fair via Zoom Saturday May 23 at 3p.m.

Teens grades 6 through 12th, join us on zoom and bring your art! You will be given the opportunity to show off your artistic skills, while virtually hanging out with other teens like you, who also enjoy art. Click here to register or if you miss the registration and are still interested in joining send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Online Hunger Games Trivia for Teens Monday May 18

Teens in grades 6 through 12, join us for a fun Hunger Games trivia game via zoom!  Click here to register. Or email miss Michelle at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Online Teen Cooking Club on Sunday May 17

Teens looking to hone their culinary skills can join our online cooking club via zoom. This meeting will take place on Sunday  May 17 at  2 p.m. . To register click here  Or email Miss Michelle at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bring your favorite sandwich for this meeting. We will debate what makes a sandwich a sandwich and what the best sandwich ever is and learn a new sandwich recipe. 



Free Summer Audiobook Program for Teens (13+)

Audiofile is offering a free summer audiobook program for teens called Sync. It will use Sora which is a student reading app through Overdrive. To register click on the Audiofile link and provide your email address. 

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Online Teen Reader's Theater on May 8th at 3pm

Are you a teen or know a teen who loves to act or do improv?   Are you a teen who is bored and looking for an opportunity to virtually hangout with other teens? If you answered yes, then join us on May 8 at 3p.m. online for Online-Teen Reader's Theater! We will read/act out some classic tales. To register, click on the red link. 



Teen Virtual Volunteering

We are now offering virtual volunteering opportunities for teens!  Teens can now earn service hours from home.  Teens interested should contact the teen librarian, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and other concerns)

Mindy Kaling (star of The Mindy Project and numerous other TV and film credits) gives us a hilarious inside look at her life. Kaling not only shares stories of what it is like being a strong woman in Hollywood, she also dishes on her childhood, including what it was like for her growing up with immigrant parents. She also invites us to take an in-depth look at her personal life, which includes dating anecdotes, buying her first house, and admirable and envious work ethic.

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and other concerns) (2011) is a well written, laugh out loud book that moves with seamless transitions and is the perfect way to bring your spirits up. Borrow it today from Overdrive—read or listen.

Also check out our list of Celebrity Memoirs Read by the Author for inside peeks into the lives of other stars.



Get Excited! New Digital Content from YA Authors

During this time, we've seen a lot of celebrities offer some great digital content. Young Adult authors are no exception, offering both content and activities. These are just a few of our favorites to keep us busy during this time:

Neal Shusterman is offering virtual reading sessions of his very own short stories.He has both video and audio. You can either watch them on YouTube or listen to them on SoundCloud.

Veronica Roth has taken her The Chosen Ones book tour virtual.

Tomi Adeyemi is hosting a writing challenge on Instagram, with videos and activities.

Kelly Yang is offering free writing classes live for teens on her Instagram M/W/F at 2pm.

Jacqueline West is offering read-alouds and activities on her website.


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