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Teen Writing Contest 2024 

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Teen Writing Contest! The winner this year is Alexis K, age 13. Congratulations, Alexis! Click to read the winner's writing, "Burn."

Read books in 2024 and you could win $100! Download the Teens' Personal Reading Challenge and print it at home or pick one up from the Youth Services desk. Receive an entry for every 5 books you read.

Get live help filling out your FAFSA application. Experts can assist with any application questions (e.g. which line to use from their tax returns). Experts will never request sensitive personally identifiable information.
Available Monday through Friday, 1pm to 10pm

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Lincoln Award

Teen Students' Choice Book Award for the State of Illinois. 

The 2023 winner was The Loop.

Find a book in the 2024 List.

2024 Nominees

Find a book in the 2025 Nominees List.

Click here for past winners.

What Should I Read Next?

Find out which book is next in your favorite series.

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Need to do court ordered Public service?

We do not offer that program here at the library. Please contact the Lake County Juvenile Probation & Detention Services in Illinois at 847-377-7800. The Public Service Program can refer you to local churches, schools, municipalities, soup kitchens, and other not-for-profit agencies. 

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