YA Programs


All programs are for grades 7-12 only.
Registration is required for all programs unless otherwise noted.

Butterfly Garden Planting
Sunday, May 6 from 12:00 pm-4:30 pm
This is a rescheduled event from April 22 due to cold weather conditions. We will be tending to our butterfly garden from last year and taking care
of the tulips that we planted in the fall. This is a great opportunity for teens to help out in their community, and create something beautiful, while working together with other peers. Service hours will be given for this activity. If you need them for school, please be sure to bring your paperwork to be signed and dated by the young adult librarian. Lunch will be supplied. (Registration is required.)

Anime Club
Saturday, May 12 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Saturday, June 9 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Napping Princess
Saturday, July 14 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm w/craft *part of summer reading
Mary and the Witch’s Flower
Saturday, August 11 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm
When Marnie was There
Hillside Public Library’s first ever anime club for teens (Grades 7-12) is here to stay, by popular demand! It is now added with a fun introductory Japanese lesson before each club session! Bring a friend and come to watch some amazing anime films while eating some pocky, and other delicious
Japanese snacks. (Registration is required.)

TAB (Teen Advisory Board)
Tuesday, May 8 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm
Tuesday, June 12 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm
Tuesday, July 10 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm
Tuesday, August 7 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm
Want to be a part of our ever growing Teen Advisory Board? Want to earn some service hours for school? Sure you do! We meet once a month on a Tuesday, held after school, from 5-6 pm. All teens are welcome in Grades 7-12. Have any suggestions on programming? Is there a club or activity you’d like to start at the library that is not already in place yet? Come be heard on what you would like to happen at your library. Snacks will be served. (Registration is required.)

YA Craft Corner
Friday, May 11 from 4:30 to 7:30 pm
Come and learn how to create your own handmade soaps. Dinner served. (Registration is required.)
Friday, June 22 from 1:30 to 4:30pm
Come create wind chimes to hang outside your home or bedroom window! *part of summer reading
Friday, July 20 from 1:30 to 4:30 pm
Come create friendship bracelets with your friends from summer reading! *part of summer reading
Friday, August 17 from 4:30 to 7:30 pm  CANCELLED
Come and learn how to create your own handmade candles. Dinner served.

Sci-fi/Fantasy Club
Hillside Public Library’s first ever Sci-fi/fantasy club for teens is back and will be meeting bimonthly. We will be having a different theme every time we meet up. Bring a friend and come to explore some of the awesome worlds of Doctor Who, Star Wars, Star Trek, superheroes, and much more! Snacks will be served. (Registration is required.)
Saturday, May 26 from 1:00-4:00 pm
Batman Ninja
Get ready to watch an animated epic adventure that combines two awesome things: anime and Batman. You won’t want to miss this! Bring a friend!
Saturday, June 16 from 1:00-4:00 pm
Justice League
We will be watching Justice League and discussing fan theories of the DCU and what might be coming out next in theaters.
Saturday, July 21 from 1:00-4:00 pm
Slime Day! We will be making different kinds of slime.
*part of summer reading
Saturday, August 18 from 1:00-4:00 pm
Black Panther
Come and watch the amazing Marvel masterpiece. We will be hosting a raffle and lunch will be served during this event.

Friday the 13th Summer Fright Night *part of summer reading
Friday, July 13 from 4:30-7:30 pm
Teen Horror Movie Night is back, just in time for another chilling Friday the 13th here at Hillside Public Library! An early dinner will be served beforehand before the spooky festivities take place! (Registration is required.)