Teen Info

The Young Adult area of the library contains fiction materials for teens in 6-12th grades. Additionally, graphic novels, magazines, and Morris schools' textbooks are located in this section. Young Adult audiobooks and nonfiction are incorporated into the adult department and are identified by a "YA" (usually suitable for grades 6 and up) or "Teen" (usually suitable for grades 9 and up) sticker on the spine.

Teens ages 11-18 may access library computers with a completed parental permission form on file. These forms are available at the front desk at the library.


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Have an e-reader? Browse the Teens Collection on OverDrive, the library's free e-book lending service!    



Cool Teen Clubs @ the Morris Area Public Library!


Anime Club! Interested in Anime & Manga? Join the Morris Library's Anime Club: Otaku Clan!  Common activities include: cards, drawing, viewing and discussing anime and manga.

June 3, 4.00-6.00 p.m.

June 19, 4-5.45

July 1, 4.00-6.00 p.m.

July 17, 4-5.45 


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Compete against your friends to be crowned the top gamer in each installment of the Press Start GTS!

For more info, come in and pick up a permission form.  You must turn in a completed permission form in order to register, and registration IS necessary.  Only 12 spots available! Prizes will be announced at the events. To request the permission form electronically, email rnowak@morrislibrary.com

Wednesday, June 24, 2.00-4.30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 22, 2-4.30 p.m.



The L.G.C.: Strategic Card Game Club! Bring your own cards and snacks to play against other area young adults. (Games include, but are not limited to, Magic the Gathering, Settlers of Catan, and Yu-Gi-Oh!    

June 1, 15

July 6, 20


Summer Fest 2015 is here! The theme for teens is "Who's Your Character?"

Register now! You'll get: a folder (contains calendar with all teen events for June & July, guidelines, sponsors, prize info), Culver's bookmark (show us how much you've read, they give you food!), and reading slips.  So here's the deal: write up a review slip for each book you read; attend events to collect event slips. Enter your reading slips and event slips into the weekly drawings to win some pretty sweet prizes.  Any slips not drawn will be entered into the Grand Prize drawing. And yes, you can cosplay for All the Events! But only at two will you be able to win something for it.

Week 1: June 8-14

Bookmark contest entries due on June 9.  

The 'Who's Your Character?' Kick Off is on June 11. Cosplay contest, food, prizes...

Week 2: June 15-20

We being the week with the prize drawing for Week 1 on June 15.

"Telling Stories Through Comics" Comic workshop with the creator of Dragon & Goat and Panopticorn, Adam Fotos, is on June 16. Limit 20 teens!

"Heroes Vs. Villains" part one is on June 18. This capture the flag type game requires registration and a parent permission form.

Don't forget Anime Club on the 19th!

Week 3: June 22-28

We begin the week with the prize drawing for Week 2 on June 22.

Press Start on the 24th!* (see above for more deets)

"The Making of a Super Hero" drawing class with Dan Laib is on June 25. Register for seating.

Week 4: June 29-July 3

Kicking the week off with the prize drawing for Week 3 on June 29.

Since it's the week of Independence Day, this is an event-light week. The library will be closed July 4 & 5 so that we can celebrate the U.S.A. 

Anime Club will still meet on the 1st.

Week 5: July 6-12

Beginning the week with the prize drawing for Week 4. (I hope you're noticing a pattern...)

Cool off in our 'library theater' to watch Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy on July 7.  Snack on our theater-style popcorn, immerse yourself in our surround sound, and enjoy our 12-foot projection screen.

Feeling crafty? Join us on July 9 to make your own custom sound effect pop art! Register for supplies.

Week 6: July 13-19

The commencement of Week 6 means the prize drawing for week 5.

Heroes vs. Villains part two takes place on July 16. Requires registration and a parent permission form.
Anime Club meets again on the 17th.

Week 7: July 20-26

Press Start is on the 22, same rules apply.

On July 23, we're watching Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier in the 'library theater'.

Week 8 (The Final Week): July 27-August 1

Final weekly prize drawing of Summer Fest 2015 will be on July 27. Any slips that have not previously been drawn will be entered into the Grand Prize drawing.

Finale program: MorrisCon! On Saturday, August 1 is the first ever MorrisCon! Learn the ways of the force with the Chicago Jedi. Nom on the snacks. Test your cerebral might on our trivia. Compete in the cosplay contest. Play some Super Smash Bros. Maybe win a door prize! Special note: if you're the creator or artist of a comic and wish to display your work, contact Rose to set something up!


Register today!


Stop back to see if any special events are happening at the library!


If you have any suggestions for Library-sponsored programs, please contact Rose: rnowak@morrislibrary.com.


For more information, please call the library at (815) 942-6880.


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Teen Advisory Group

Join M.A.P.L. T.A.G.!

The Morris Area Public Library has formed a Teen Advisory Group.  If you would like to be a part of planning programs and events for the library, suggesting new materials, books, movies, music cds, magazines,  AND collect your community service hours, call or visit the library and sign up for M.A.P.L. T.A.G.!  The group meets once a month.