Hello, teens! Welcome to your library.

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We've got all the usual things that libraries have: 

We've also got:


Still paying for music? Why?!

Freegal and hoopla allow you to stream and download good tunes that are free and legal. All you need is your library card. These collections are always growing so make them your first stop when you're looking for a new artist, track, or album. Then start thinking about what you can do with all that money you'll save.


Looking for homework help?

Get live online tutoring: Tap into HelpNow from Brainfuse for free homework help, skills-building, and writing assistance from certified tutors, daily 2-11 p.m., English or Spanish. Totally free just because you have a library card.

For reliable and easy-to-access information, check out our databases

Or visit the library; we're happy to help. You can also send us a message with your question in real time via webchat; look for the "Chat with a Librarian" option at the bottom right of your screen during library hours.


Looking for something to do?

Join us at Teen Zone events for fun and food.




Volunteer applications for the school year are no longer being accepted. Applications for summer will be available at all our library facilities and online Monday, May 16. Please plan on completing an application and attending a short interview during one of the dates that will be specified on the application.

Applicants must be 12-18 years old and have their own Cook Memorial Public Library District card.

For further information, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Debbie Colodny, Teen Volunteer Coordinator, 847-362-2330, ext. 1175



Become a Teen Tech Tutor
Are you good with technology? Can you explain new technology to others? Then we've got a good gig for you.

In this ongoing program, teens help adult patrons at the library figure out their tech problems with email, attachments, social media, and the library's e-collections.

Sessions are held Saturday mornings at Cook Park Library and Saturday afternoons at Aspen Drive Library. We keep a roster of volunteers so it's not an every-week commitment unless you want it to be.

Download an application, fill out and submit to the Adult Services desk at Cook Park or the Reference Desk at Aspen Drive.
Any questions, send an email to Mark Morton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Already a volunteer? See your current schedule and hours.



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