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MAIN LIBRARY 847-742-2411
270 N. Grove Ave. Elgin, IL 60120
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2751 W. Bowes Rd. Elgin, IL 60124
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Middle School Zone

Zone Newsletter

 

Click here to subscribe to the Zone newsletter and get the latest news on books and events for middle-schoolers!

 

 

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Check out these videos made by middle-schoolers during a stop-motion animation workshop at Rakow this summer! 

In other summer workshop news, congratulations to the middle-schoolers who completed our weeklong Summer Writing Camp!

Are you a writer or an artist? Submit your work to our Teen Writing and Art Showcase! Click here for details. To view the spring 2015 showcase, click on the cover image below.

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Need a book to read at school? Need help with an assignment? Come and talk to us at the Youth Desk - we'll be happy to help you! You can also check out the Find a Good Book page for lists of new and recommended books.

Zone Music Videos

 

 

Stop Motion Animation in the Zone

Last year, middle-schoolers gathered in the Zone to make stop-motion movies. Check out everyone's videos at the Zone's Youtube Channel.

 

 

We love One Direction!

One Direction fans, remember that you can download free songs with your Gail Borden library card - including songs from the band's new album, Take Me Home!

Click on "Download free music", then type in your library card number to get started. 

More Zone Pictures

You can find pictures from the Iron Chef Cupcake Battle, the Edible Sculpture Challenge, and the Marshmallow Peeps Actors Workshop on the library's Flickr page. 

At past library events, middle-schoolers have: