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Geneseo, IL 61254

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

Tweens & Teens

STEAM Programs

All programs are held at the Geneseo Public Library and are one hour in length. Please stop by!

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Statewide Reading and Writing Contest

Letters About Literature in Illinois is an annual statewide reading and writing program that invites students to read a book of their choice and write a letter to the author about how the work changed their life or view of the world.  Students can enter on their own or through their schools, libraries or other youth organizations.

There are three levels of participation: Level 1 for grades 4-6, Level 2 for grades 7-8 and Level 3 for grades 9-12.  One Illinois winner will be selected for each level and receive a $200 cash award.   Teachers/Librarians of the winning students will receive a $100 cash award to purchase books for their school/public library.  Winners and teachers/librarians will be invited to an awards ceremony in Springfield. 


Written submissions will be accepted for all ages until the entry deadline of December 16, 2019.  To enter by mail, attach a completed entry form to each entry and mail to:

Letters About Literature
Competition Level (indicate Level 1, 2 or 3 on the envelope)
Illinois Center for the Book
300 South Second Street
Springfield, Illinois  62701

State winners will be formally announced in May 2020.​


Other information about the program is available at the Letters About Literature page of the Illinois Center for the Book website including:   

NASA Invites Students To Name Mars 2020 Rover

Starting Tuesday, Aug. 27, K-12 students in U.S. public, private and home schools can enter the Mars 2020 Name the Rover essay contest.
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Free Permit Practice Tests 

Start your free 2020 IL DMV practice test now!

Drivers Test

STEAM Programming

6 sequential activities that help children learn different aspects of coding

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Area of Interest

Suicide Prevention Hotline

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Educational Sites

High School Book Awards

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

Middle School Best Book Awards

Teen InkA 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.

Magazine, blogs, book series and website are 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.

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Library Information
805 N. Chicago Street,
Geneseo, IL 61254
Phone: 309-944-6452
Fax: 309-944-6721
Toll free number for renewals:

Contact Information:
Claire Crawford, Director