Teen Initiative

The Teen Initiative program encourages teens to learn more about science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math (STEAM).  It all starts with a Teen Initiative library card, which allows you to earn points by visiting the library, checking out items, attending programs, bringing friends, and more.  With those points you can pay overdue fines or buy special items such as robotics kits and drawing tablets that are only available to Teen Initiative participants.

Teen Initiative cardholders also gain entry to special STEAM-related programs throughout the year, plus bonus events like lock-ins.

Check out the Earning and Redeeming Points and Teen Initiative Store pages, and view upcoming events!

Funding for this grant program was awarded by the Illinois State Library, a department of the Office of the Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).