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Services for Teens

Upcoming Events for Teens

The Hive

The Hive is a space to hang out, play, and explore. Designed for patrons in grades 6-12, the space has comfortable furniture, games and crafts, and is likely to be busy during after school hours. Along with our collection of Young Adult books, the space offers 8 desktop computers, fidget toys, school supplies, board games, and is staffed by our team of Teen Librarians.  

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Yesenia Benavidez is the Library’s Social Services Coordinator. She works directly with patrons, listening to their needs, referring them to community and legal resources, and helping them connect the dots. Her services are available for free by appointment in English and Spanish. | 630.458.3306

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The Addison Resources Connect (ARC) have created this easy to use guide for local free and low cost services. Find housing, food, legal help, medical care, counseling, degrees and training, and more by browsing "I need..." . Or find resources for seniors, veterans, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+ and other categories by browsing "I am..."


Community Resource Guide

Live Homework Help

One on one tutoring in math, English, science, social studies, AP classes, college test prep, and more for students in kindergarten through college and beyond. Tutors are available in English and Spanish from 3:00pm-10:00pm.

Reader's Advisory

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Prepare to be delighted by your next read! When you sign up to receive a Book Box, you’ll be surprised with a book selected especially for you, along with goodies based on the box’s theme. 

Register for a Book Box

Exam Proctoring

As part of our mission to promote lifelong learning, the library offers exam proctoring to Addison Public Library cardholders. Exams are administered by appointment only and applications for proctoring must be submitted at least seven days in advance. 

Read our policy and request a proctored exam

Creative and Sound Studios

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The Creative & Sound Studios are a do-it-yourself creative space for music production, digitization, crafting, digital art, and other maker projects! The Studios feature technology and equipment, such as a 3D printer, electronic cutters, recording space, and more to inspire and educate a community of makers and creators.

Learn more about our Creative and Sound Studios