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discord1 500wElmwood Park Public Library now has a Discord server for teens!  Discord is a group chatting platform that we will use for socializing, discussions, games, programs, and more.

Fill out the application below to join our Discord server. While you wait for approval, you can create an account on the website or download the app!

Questions? Contact Teen Librarian Beck at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Or read this Parent’s Guide to Discord:


teen book box stuffSubscribe by September 5 for your Fall Boxes (September, October, & November)! 

If you are a teen in grades 7-12 you can sign up each season to subscribe to our monthly Book Boxes. 

A Book Box is a Library box that you pick up each month at the Kids & Teens desk, and it comes with one or two handpicked books (by us) and some fun treats to enjoy while you read.  When you're done reading, just return the book(s) and box, and you keep the treats!

If you're interested, sign up using the form below.  Just tell us a little bit about yourself, including choosing your favorite genres (like horror, fantasy, sci-fi, etc.), and then we'll do the rest.

Limit 10 people per season. 


Story Time with Miss Melissa

Miss Melissa and Miss Carol are now doing live virtual story times through Zoom.  Visit the online calendar to sign up for a Zoom link.  

Here are links to all the past story times she has done so far.  Enjoy!

March 11 - April 28, 2019

tournament of books 2019 400wIt's time for March Madness!  What? No, not basketball. Books!

Each week we will have two popular kids' books face off against each other. At the end of the each week, one book will move to the next round.

How does a book win? With your vote! Each week come vote for your favorite of the two books. The book with the most votes wins and advances to the next round. (see tournament bracket below)

How do you vote? Each round, stop by the Kids & Teens Desk to tell a librarian your name and which book you want to vote for (please only one vote per round). Then at the end of each week we will announce that round's winner.

After seven rounds we will announce the FINAL winning book. We will also randomly select two lucky voting participants to receive a copy of the winning book.

Want to read the books ahead of time? Stop by the Kids & Teens desk to pick up a copy. Or place a hold by clicking on the titles below.

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Round 1 MatchesRound 2 MatchesRound 3 MatchTournament Winner
Amulet #1: The Stonekeeper    
     vs.  (Vote March 11-17) Amulet #1: The Stonekeeper    
HiLo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth      
       vs.  (Vote March 25-31) Wonder  
The One & Only Ivan      
      vs.  (Vote March 18-24) Wonder    
         vs.  (Vote April 21-28) Wonder
     vs.  (Vote April 1-7) Wishtree    
       vs.  (Vote April 15-20) Awkward  
     vs.  (Vote April 8-14) Awkward    
Real Friends      



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