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Posted on: June 22, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Niles Teen Center- Week of June 28

Please find below information on events and activities taking place at or with the Niles Teen Center in the next couple of weeks.

Summer Hours of 2:00-6:00 pm continue

During the summer, the Teen Center will be open from 2:00-6:00 pm through Friday, August 17.


Game Tournament- Wed. June 27- Super Smash Bros. - 4:30-5:30 pm
Most Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m., the Teen Center staff will set up tournaments for video games and table games like Foosball, Air Hockey, Darts, NBA2K16 or Call of Duty 3. Prizes may be awarded to winners.


Craft Project- Thursday June 28- Confetti Launchers- 4:00-5:00 pm

Join Maddie in making a cool toy for your holiday parties using TP tubes, balloons, and confetti.


4th of July Float and Parade

Come be a part of the Niles Parade with the Teen Center.  We’ll join the parade in a truck, provided by Golf Mill Ford, which we will decorate ourselves! Come to celebrate and pass out candy and flyers. Don’t stand on the sidelines; be a part of the parade! Please sign up by Thursday, June 29 to participate.

Who: Teen Center Members and Friends - grades 6-12

Date: Wednesday, July 4

Time: 8:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Where: Starts at Notre Dame 

College Prep parking lot and ends at Grennan Heights Park 

(parents: meet teens at corner of Monroe and Osceola for pick-up) 

Teen Center CLOSED on Tuesday July 3 & Wed. July 4


Oasis Water Park- Deadline Friday July 12- $3
Come join the Niles Teen Center as we travel (via the Niles Free Bus) to the Niles Park District’s Oasis Fun Center for a day of swimming and water slides. You must be at the Teen Center by 10:15 a.m. Make sure to bring appropriate swimwear (boys must have inside liner in trunks), beach towel and dry clothes for the bus ride back to the Teen Center. Bring extra money for the concession stand and quarters for the lockers. We will swim from about 11:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Date: Wednesday, July 18                Cost: $3.00 

Time: 10:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.                       Min/Max: 5/25
Registration Deadline: Friday, July 12

Camp Old Navy- Job Shadow Day- Deadline Friday July 20- Free
Spend four hours at Old Navy (Niles) with Jamie for a job shadow experience. Learn about the operation of the fitting rooms and cash register, how to receive shipments and how to restock the sales floor. Each participant will get a mid-day snack and a free pair of flip-flops. You will meet Jamie at the Teen Center and we will all walk across the street to the Old Navy store.

Date: Wednesday, July 25                Cost: Free

Time: 9:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.             Min/Max: 4/15

Registration Deadline: Friday, July 20


Teen Programs at the Niles-Maine District Library

Summer Reading Challenge: Reading Take You Everywhere- Fri., June 1 – Sun., Aug. 19- Grades 7-12
Sign up in the Teen Underground to get a reading log and a carabineer key chain. Complete your log and exchange it for a water bottle, plus entry in the weekly and grand prize drawings. No more than 1 log per day, please. Check items off the summer bucket list to include on your reading log. Complete the entire bucket list for a bonus prize. Complete as many logs as you like over the summer for more chances to win!
Grand Prizes: 32” LED SmartTV and 12-Month Loot Crate Subscription

Pizza Box Green Screen- Part One: Fri., July 20, 2:00-3:00 pm/ Part Two: Sat., July 21, 2:00-3:30 pm- Grades 7-12
Make a portable green screen and use it to create a short film in this two-part workshop. Make your green screen using a clean pizza box and paint on Friday, July 20. Leave it here over night to dry, and use it to create a short film during Part 2 on Saturday, July 21.

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Follow these simple steps to activate your account

Stop by the Teen Center or call 847-588-6900 to verify your Teen Center account email

Go to  Click Online Registration (left side of page)

Click Login (top right of page)

Click forgot password

Type in the email you verified with the Teen Center

You will be sent an email with a link to reset your password.  Type your password, verify your password and click submit.

Click Login to access your account

Click on My Account

You are now able to enter all Family Account Information

With your online account, you will be able to register and pay online for events and activities like movie night and trips.  However, you will not be able to renew your membership.  Memberships must be renewed in person through the Teen Center office.

Policy and Procedure Manual
Teen Center staff recently developed a policy and procedure manual.  The information included is intended for teens and parents, as well as staff, explaining our standard procedures of operation and explaining behavior expectations and consequences for teen participants.
Parents, please review this document with your teen participant.  Thanks!

ID cards REQUIRED for TC Attendance
Remember, ALL Teens are REQUIRED to have and USE their teen center ID cards to CHECK-IN to the facility.  Any need for a reprinted ID will be $5 each.  If you don’t have your ID, you will create more work for Mark and he will have to manually check you in.  The new MaxGalaxy software does not allow members to bypass the ID scanner, therefore ALL TEENS MUST USE THEIR ID CARDS TO CHECK-IN.  Thanks!


Mark Williams                        
Niles Teen Center Director

Niles Teen Center       
373 Golf Mill Center
Niles, IL 60714
847-588-6900- office

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