Round Lake Area Public Library ‘Teen Zone’ Grand Opening

Saturday, May 31st, 2014 at 1:00 p.m

Round Lake Area Public Library
Round Lake Area Public Library

Why teens chose the design?

Teen Advisory Board and teens in general with multiple ideas on the best use of the limited space we had.  One of the key concepts that kept coming up was increasing seating capacity.  Unfortunately, the original space had limited and immobile seating, where a minimum of four library users would occupy the whole space.  With the growing number of students and library users, we felt expanding seating capacity was paramount.  The color scheme and modular furniture were a response to the challenge of increasing seating capacity while maintaining the aspect of open space.  The clean, crisp look of the birch countertops, chairs, and bamboo fiber-woven floors will give a unique and calming contrast to the dark blue main wall.  This will be a space where students can come and study in a relaxed environment or hang out for an impromptu movie night!

How this will benefit teens?

The new teen space will be decorated with modern pop culture art, access to USB and electrical outlets, comfortable furniture for both leisure and work, and ample space to congregate.  By having a space uniquely their own, with materials catered to their age groups , teens and young adults will feel welcome, encouraged, and appreciated at our library.


What plans do you have for the zone?

Immediate plans include a contest to rename our new teen area, an invitation to local artists to display their art work, and gathering more input to see how to best meet Teens needs.


Summer Reading Club Kickoff & Craft Fair –

Saturday, June 7 at 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Crafts, Music, Entertainment, Food & More.

The 2014 Summer Reading Club, Paws to Read, begins on June 7 at the Round Lake Area Public Library. The Summer Reading Club is a free opportunity for participants of all ages to read for fun and earn prizes as they complete their reading goals. The Summer Reading Club program is sponsored the Friends of the Round Lake Area Public Library. There are lots of fun things to do at the library, including weekly reading activities, special classes and events for pre-school and school-age children, tweens, teens, and adults.

To officially kickoff the summer reading program, please join us for a day of family fun! Performances by Robin’s Amazing Dogs, Balloon Dude Dale, and Noodles the Wonder Dog. Other appearances include Clifford the Big Red Dog, Officer Terry and K-9 Starr, and Holly the Collie. There will be over 40 crafters/vendors.  Raffle prizes. Community partners will include Save-a-Pet, Kindergarten Readiness Program, Round Lake Park District, Abundant Life Church and school registrations for the 2014/2015 school year will be accepted by the RLAS-116 school district. Food will also be available for purchase from the Taste of Paris.

For more information about the 2014 Summer Reading Club please call 847-546-7060 or visit the library’s website, Participants can join the reading club at any time between June 7, and August 2, 2014.

Summer Reading Club Kickoff & Craft Fair Parking –

The Round Lake Area Public Library Parking Lot will be closed on Saturday, June 7, 2014 ALL DAY.

Additional Parking will be available at the following locations.

Ace Hardware

659 Railroad Ave, Round Lake, IL

Abundant Life Church

929 Hart Road, Round Lake, IL

**There will be a shuttle available to transport to and from the library, between 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. **

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