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Got Homework?

Check out these valuable eRESOURCES to get your research done quickly. You’ll find journal articles, reference books, primary and secondary sources, and current research. Get ahead of the curve with these helpful study tools. All you need to get started is your Glenview Library card.

Brainfuse • HelpNow!

3-10 PM Daily
Brainfuse to the rescue. Online tutors are available for high school students with a Glenview Library card. Subjects include: Math, Science, Social Studies, English, and JobNow. Tambien en Español.

Research & Homework Databases

Databases specifically selected for students grades 9-12.

Need Additional Help?

Contact the Reference Services Staff

Call the Reference Service Desk during regular Library hours: 847-729-7500 x 7700.

Send an e-mail and Reference Services staff will reply as soon as possible. Please be sure to clearly state your question and include as much information as you can in your request.

AskAway/Question Point is a free virtual reference service that allows you to ask a professional librarian reference questions 24/7 in a real-time chat session.

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local high schools
Glenbrook North

2300 Shermer Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
847-272-6400

Glenbrook South

4000 West Lake Avenue
Glenview, IL 60026
847-729-2000

Loyola Academy

1100 Laramie
Wilmette, IL 60091
847-256-1100

Maine East

2601 West Dempster Street
Park Ridge, IL 60068
847-825-4484

New Trier

7 Happ Road
Northfield, IL 60093
847-446-7000

385 Winnetka Avenue
Winnetka, IL 60093
847-446-7000

Regina Dominican

701 Locust Road
Wilmette, IL 60091
847-256-7660

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volunteens

Join the VolunTeens (PDF) at the Glenview Public Library for a year-round opportunity to serve your community and build new skills. Drop off your application at the Reader Services Desk.

The VolunTeen program offers an opportunity for young adults (ages 13-19) to experience a professional work environment and develop basic workplace know-how. VolunTeens assist with a host of different duties and earn service points. Stop by the Reader Services Desk for further information and details.

Northern Lights Homework Help Center High School volunteers needed to assist children in grades 1-8 with homework, reading, and math skills practice. Call 847-729-7500 x 7900 for seasonal volunteer information.

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college and universities

Websites & Databases

The ACT

ACT test-taking tips; practice test questions; register for the ACT test; send your scores; and more.

CollegeBoard

AP, SAT and PSAT information; practice questions and tests; test-taking tips; planning for college; and more.

College Rankings

Best colleges as ranked by US News & World Report.

FinAid!

The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid

Current information on fraudulent scholarship opportunities.

Learning Express Library

An assortment of test taking resources including college test preparation tutorials for ACT, Advanced Placement (AP), CLEP, CUNY Skills Assessment, PSAT/NMSQT, SAT, THEA, and TOEFL tests. A Glenview Public Library card is required to use this helpful tool.

Study Abroad

Information on overseas programs.

Universities around the World

Links to college and university webpages worldwide as well as scholarship information and university rankings.

Financial Aid

FAFSA

Online forms and information for federal student loans and aid.

FinAid!

The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid.

Illinois Student Assistance Commission

A commission devoted to making college accessible and affordable for Illinois students.

Scholarships.com

Explore ways to secure scholarships.

U.S. Department of Education

Information about federal student loans and grants.

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jobs and careers

Careers

Economic and Employment Projections

Check here for hot job prospects for the future. Published by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics for 2008-2018.

MyFuture.com

This site covers not only college, but military information and money matters (management, living on your own, work, etc.). It also includes a career tool box and beyond high school links.

Part-time Job Search

GrooveJob.com

Teens and students can search for part-time jobs in Illinois including holiday jobs, summer jobs, and more.

Myfirstpaycheck.com

Employment help and jobs for teens in Illinois.

Prep Tests

Learning Express Library

An assortment of test preparation resources including:

College test preparation tutorials for ACT, Advanced Placement (AP), CLEP, CUNY Skills Assessment, PSAT/NMSQT, SAT, THEA, and TOEFL tests

Professional exam tutorials for the following careers: Air Traffic Controller, Civil Service, Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Electrical, Emergency Medical Services, Firefighter, Green Careers, Law Enforcement, Military, Nursing and Allied Health, Legal, Plumbing, Real Estate, Teaching, and Test-Taking Skills Improvement.

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programs
It’s easy to register. Call 847-729-7500 x 7600, visit the Reader Services Desk, or select a "Register by" link to register online.

Paws to Read

Saturday, June 7–Sunday, July 27 • Grades 9-12

Complete five steps to win a tasty treat and a chance to enter the Grand Prize raffle. Weekly raffles, too. Three of your completed steps must be books—but magazines, movies, or attending a teen summer program all count as you kick back, relax, and unleash a summer of reading and fun. Sign up at the Summer Reading Kick-Off Festival, Saturday, June 7, 10 AM-2 PM and spin the wheel for a special prize or stop by the Reader Services Desk to register through July 27.

Are you participating in Glenbrook South’s summer reading program, GBS Reads? Your school selections also count toward completing the Glenview Library’s Summer Reading Program.

Literary Pet Photo Contest

Details Coming Soon!

Pet Supply Drive

Support the Heartland Animal Shelter, Northbrook by donating pet supplies during the summer reading program. A collection bin along with a list of items needed by the shelter for both dogs and cats will be located in the Library Lobby.

Game Night!

May 9, June 13, July 11 & August 8, 5-9 PM

Register by May 8

Register by June 12

Register by July 10

Register by August 7

Play with the Library’s game systems and collection on the big screens. Pizza is generously donated by Viccino’s Pizza, D’Agostino’s Pizza and Pub, and Jake’s Pizza.

Free Comic Book Day • Just Drop In

Saturday, May 3, 9 AM-5 PM • Teen Scene
Ages 13-18

Free Comic Book Day is celebrated each year on the first Saturday in May. Stop by the Teen Scene to pick up your free comic book, compliments of Comix Revolution, Mount Prospect.

Pizza & Pages • Just Drop In

Saturday, May 17, 2-3 PM • Community Room West
Ages 13-18

Hungering for more after The Hunger Games? Share your favorite dystopian reads or other books that have taken you out of this world. You bring the ideas and we’ll bring the pizza.

Teen Greens • Lettuce Wraps

Wednesday, June 25, 1-2 PM • Community Room East
Register by June 23 • Ages 13-18 • Limit 20

Lettuce doesn’t have to be considered rabbit food! Learn how to turn it into something extraordinary by making healthy lettuce wraps with the help of Whole Foods Market Northbrook. As a bonus for attending, you will earn an extra chance at the weekly Paws to Read Teen Summer Reading drawing.

Delectable Dog Bone Cookies

Wednesday, July 2, 2-3 PM • Community Room East
Register by June 27 • Ages 13-18 • Limit 20

Glenbrook South Foods teacher, Kelli McDonald, will demonstrate what goes into cookie decoration and how to decorate cookies that are shaped like dog bones. Woof it up at this fun and tasty program. Participants will also receive a raffle slip for the Paws to Read Teen Summer Reading weekly drawing.

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if you liked
Twilight

by Stephenie Meyer

The Book Thief

by Markus Zusak

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

by Stephen Chbosky

Hunger Games

by Suzanne Collins

City of Bones

by Cassandra Clare

The Carrie Diaries

by Candace Bushnell

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graphic novels
Teen Scene Graphic Novels

A variety of manga and graphic novels are located in the Library’s Teen Scene. Geared toward teens ages 13 & up. Check out the newest titles.

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Welcome to the Teen Scene

A special area designed for high school teens, the Teen Scene is located on the first floor of the Library adjacent to the Reader Services Desk—where staff is always ready, willing, and able to help you. Teen Scene features public computers (for teens with a Glenview Public Library card), comfortable seating for studying or meeting friends, and a gaming station featuring Nintendo Wii, XBOX 360, and Playstation 3 systems. Choose from a variety of videogames and board games that can be checked out for use in the Teen Scene.

Stop by the Reader Services Desk or call 847-729-7500 x 7600 for program details or general Teen Scene information.

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