805 N. Chicago Street,
Geneseo, IL 61254


Monday-Thursday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 - 5:00 PM
Closed Sunday

Tweens & Teens

Congratulations to Makenzie Johnston, Teen Video Contest Winner!  

The Young Adult Library Services Association* sponsored a teen video contest in conjunction with Teen Tech Week . YALSA promotes Tech Week to give libraries the opportunity to showcase digital resources available to teens to help them succeed in school and prepare for college and 21st century careers. The theme this year was “Be the Source of Change” to encourage teens to take advantage of digital resources to make a positive change in their life and community.

Teen videographers from QCA libraries met at the Putnam Museum for the Premiere Screening Party on March 7th to view videos entered in the contest. Makenzie’s video, “The Truth About Cell Phones”, won the Audience Choice Award.

You can see Makenzie’s video on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8NxGHsVKhw

*YALSA is a division of the American Library Association



A table of games and brain teasers for one or more people has been added to our Young Adult area. Stop by and meet the challenge. Bring your friends or challenge yourself to a game of your choice. Many to choose from. No time schedule or limit.

Click on your area of interest

Games - Pick and play
Scratch Stories, Games, and Animations
High School News - Other schools on the web
Spectacular Science - Today's direction, tomorrow's future
Girl Stuff and Scouting -  Today's gURL and more
Sports Avenue - IHSA, Golf, ESPN and more
College Scene - FAFSA, Scholarships, Financial Aid and more
Music & Movie reviews - Billboard, MTV and more
Careers and Such - What do I want to do - help me!

Educational Sites:

Discovery Education
National Geographic for Kids
Dealing with Cyberbullies
Safe Blogging Tips for Teens

High School Book Awards

Illinois School Library Media Association - H.S. book awards

Middle School Best Book Awards

The Edgar (Allen Poe) Award
U.S. Children's Book Awards
Golden Duck Awards
Caldecott Medal

Teen InkMagazine, blogs, book series and website written entirely by teens.

Submit your own work for publication in Teen Ink Magazine. Read over 19,000 pages of other teen work.Read and write for Teen Ink blogs. Get advice on writing, college, photography and much more. Read reviews for young adult movies, music and books.

Library Information

805 N. Chicago Street,
Geneseo, IL 61254
Phone: 309-944-6452
Fax: 309-944-6721
Email: gpld@geneseo.lib.il.us
Toll free number for renewals: 1-888-542-7259