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Teen Center

Posted on: June 21, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Niles Teen Center- Week of June 24

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 continue Tuesday to Friday- 2:00-6:00 pm

Parents- please remember that teens need to be picked up no later than 6pm or instructed to walk home.

Staff will wait to make sure middle school age teens are all picked up before they leave for the night.


New games & projects
Recently the Teen Center purchased the following new games or projects for teens to use.

Craft Kits- Inventors Box and Yarn Giraffe’s

Playstation 4- Minecraft- 2nd copy, NBA 2K19, Naruto Shippuden- Ninja Storm 4, Horizon Zero Dawn, Crew 2 racing, ARK: Survival Evolved, Infamous Second Son Hits, Lego DC Super Villains, Lego Worlds, WWE wrestlemania for Wii

3 new playground balls to be used with the baseball hoop in the foyer at the Teen Center.

If you have a request for a game or crafty project, please let Mark know.

New online store to purchase Niles Teen Center apparel
We recently created a new online store in which teens and parents can purchase apparel and gifts with the Niles Teen center logo, including a wide variety of t-shirts and sweatshirts.  Please check it out at

There is a 15% discount code on purchases made by July 1st.

We also still have our original store open on CaféPress at


Game Tournament- Wed. June 26- Dome Hockey- 4:00-5:30 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.

Activities with Crissy- Thurs. June 27- Tie Dye  Shirts and Friendship bracelets- 4:00- 5:30 pm
Crissy will be leading us in some creative craft projects.  Please bring a white T-shirt if you want to participate in the Tie Dying.

Candy Bingo- Friday, June 28- 4:30-5:30 pm

Join Crissy and Maddie in playing games of BINGO using candy as your markers. Yes, you can eat the candy when the game is over.

4th of July Float and Parade-BLUES BROTHERS THEME

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 Tuesday, July 2 to participate.  You can still join us even if you don’t sign up!

Dress in your best “BLUES BROTHERS” themed outfits as the Village of Niles parade is incorporating movies filmed in Illinois.  We will provide black hats and black sunglasses.  Please wear a white t-shirt.

Who: TC Members & Friends - grades 6-12

Date: Thursday, 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) 


Parents and Siblings are ALL WELCOME to join us in the Parade as well.


Teen Center CLOSED on Friday July 5

Due to the holiday weekend, the Teen Center will be CLOSED on Friday July 5.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

Oasis Water Park Trip- deadline Fri. July 12- $3 each
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 17

Time: 10:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Cost: $3.00 

Min/Max: 5/25
Registration Deadline: Friday, July 12


Niles-Maine District Library- upcoming teen programs


Summer Reading Challenge: It’s Showtime @ Your Library- Saturday, June 1 – Friday, August 23-Grades 7-12
Sign up in the Teen Underground to get a reading log and a temporary tattoo. Complete your log and


exchange it for a bandana, 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 tote bag full of bonus prizes. Complete as many logs as you like over the summer for more chances to win!  Grand Prizes: Nintendo Switch/ Broadway in Chicago gift certificate




Lego Club - Grade K-8


Monday, June 24: 4:30pm - 5:15pm


Grades K-8 can join us on the 4th Monday of each month to create masterpieces at our Lego Club. No registration necessary.



Bullet Journal Club - Grades 7-12


Monday, June 24: 5:00pm - 7:00pm


Stop by the Teen Underground to share ideas and work on your bullet journal with a group of creative people. All supplies will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own.



Teen Storytime - Grades 7-12


Friday, June 28: 4:00pm - 6:00pm


Cozy up in the Teen Underground and listen to a variety of stories, told by our teen librarians.




Teen Advisory Board - Grades 7-12


Saturday, June 29: 12:00pm - 1:30pm


Get involved at the library, help plan programs and events, create displays, and advocate for teens in the community. Earn service hours while having fun. Lunch included.




Prior Registration May Be Required at or by calling 847-663-6640.






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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