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.

May 6, 4.00-6.00 p.m.

May 22, 4-5.45

June 3, 4.00-6.00 p.m.



 Teens Coffee House- a space for teens to write alone or collaboratively, get feedback, or share previous works. Check back soon for the next date and time!


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!    

May 5, 18

June 1, 15

July 6, 20


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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

Thursday, March 12, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 2, 2:00-4:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 14, 3:30-5:30 p.m.



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.