Middle School

Middle Ground

Grades 6-8


Middle ground virtual Space

A place for middle schoolers to connect and create virtually. Join us here

Meet us in the Middle Ground where you’ll find:
This area is closed until further notice.

  • Fully-stocked craft table
  • Lounge seating area
  • 12 Mac computers
  • Two to four-person gaming stations with Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch
  • Computers with Launchpad software, Fortnite, and Minecraft


Homework And Hall Passes by Tom O’Donnell

Join us for an online Zoom discussion on July 26. Call 847.459.4100 to register and pick up your book at the drive-up window or the Kids Desk beginning May 24. 



UPDATE: Volunteers

Due to the current health situation, the library has suspended the use of youth volunteers. We hope to bring our volunteer program back in the near future.  

What to Read Next?

100 Books Before High School

Are you looking for a challenge? Register at the Kids Desk to read and earn prizes. New! Now you can sign up online for this awesome program. Get reading and start earning prizes.

E-books and E-audiobooks

Check out with an ITPLD card
Overdrive Kids & Teens
RB Digital (magazines)
TeenBook Cloud

Caudill Award Nominees

The Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award is an annual award given to the author of the book voted most outstanding by students in grades four through eight in participating Illinois schools.

Novelist K-8

Read-alikes, lists of award-winning books and recommended books.

Research and Homework Help