College Night – UIS
Friday | 6:00 p.m.
Sarah Adams from the University of Illinois Springfield will be in-house to discuss and answer your questions about college life from dorms to classes to student life and more! Parents are welcome to join with their teen(s).
College Night – Blackburn College
Friday | 6:00 p.m.
An admissions advisor from the Blackburn College will be in-house to discuss and answer your questions about college life from dorms to classes to student life and more! Parents are welcome to join with their teen(s).
Teen Advisory Board
1st Friday of the Month @ 5:00 p.m.
Looking for somewhere to share your voice? Do you and your friends have some great ideas for projects or activities you’d like to share with the community? Look no further
than your local library! We are looking for any voices aged 13-18 to help us help you make those involvements come true! Please join us for a discussion on how the library can
provide services for what you want to do or achieve. We look forward to hearing you!
Young Adult Reading Advisory
Are you a book fiend? Love YA? Need some easy volunteer hours? Then we need your help! We are looking for avid YA readers to review our collection! Check out a new YA book (fiction, nonfiction, or graphic novel) and sign up to create
an online, written book review or book talk video in whichever field you’re comfortable and be rewarded with 1-6 hours** volunteer credit. Review training resources can be provided upon request. Reviews will be posted and shared on our social media platforms and website.
*Under age 16 will require a parental
signature if wishing to do video
**Contingent on quality of work
Teen Volunteer Training
1st Tuesday of each month @ 4:00 p.m.
Looking for volunteer credit? We’ve got you covered! We’re looking for individuals aged 11-18 seeking to gain valuable experience in a work-based environment with regularly scheduled hours. Training will be provided; no prior experience is required. Tasks may include but are not limited to, shelf reading, shelf straightening, craft prep, and program assistance. Scheduled hours will be based on your availability. Must submit a volunteer application:
This type of volunteering is great to put on college and job applications.
Banned-Books Double Feature
The Hate U Give @ 5:00 p.m.
Twilight @ 7:15 p.m.
Celebrate the final day of Banned Books Week with us with these two frequently challenged titles! Come for one or both, either way snacks are on us!
Halloween Party w/ Interactive Movie
Friday | 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Based on the popular board game, this comedy begins at a dinner party hosted by Mr. Boddy, where he admits to blackmailing his visitors. These guests, who have been given aliases, are Mrs. Peacock, Miss Scarlet, Mr. Green, Professor Plum, Mrs. White and Col. Mustard. When Boddy turns up murdered, all are suspects, and together they try to figure out who is the killer.
At the Rochester Public Library we strive to provide a variety of programs to meet the needs and interests of our patrons. Click here to see what programs we currently have scheduled. Please contact the Library if you have any questions.