Summer Adventure 2017: Create Kindness–Help Someone

Our 2017 Summer Adventure will start on June 1. Earn points by helping out someone in your everyday life. Wash the dishes, care for a pet, mow your neighbor’s lawn, care for the environment or volunteer in your community!

Become a Teen Volunteer @ the Library 

Teen Summer VolunteerDo you need volunteering hours for middle school or high school? Have you always wanted to work at a library? Or maybe you’re just looking for a fun way to give back. Either way, we’re looking for teens like you who are eager to help us out!

Help prepare crafts and materials for programs, organize and/or clean program supplies, photocopy, cut paper and more.

Volunteering takes place in the Vortex on Saturdays, June 3 & 17, July 8 & 22 and August 5 & 19 from 3–5 p.m. Space is limited to six volunteers per session.

Visit our online calendar to register. Registration opens two weeks before each volunteering session. All volunteers must be grades 6–12.

We will also hold two special sessions of volunteering on Sunday, July 23 from noon–2 p.m. for the Craft Exchange and on Monday, July 31 from 5–8 p.m. for the Ice Cream Social.

Questions? Call 630.685.4199 or send an email to

You can also find volunteer opportunities in your community. Perform your own random acts of kindness.
Volunteer at Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital
Kindness Ideas

Randi C.

Summer Adventure 2016: Be a Champion—Help Someone

Earn points for the Summer Adventure by being a champion. Help someone out in your everyday life!

Here are few ways to help out in your everyday life:

  •         Volunteering
  •         Caring for a pet 
  •         Helping your neighbor mow their lawn
  •         Babysitting
  •         Caring for the environment
  •         And anything else that you can think of!

Want to learn more? Visit our online catalog to find reading material. We have a bunch of books on caring for your pets, protecting the environment, or whatever your interest.

Get Involved @ the Library! Be a Champion

Teen Summer Volunteering

Interested in volunteering this summer?  We are looking for teens, grades 6—12, who are eager to help prepare crafts and materials for programs, assist in organizing and/or cleaning program supplies as well as photocopying, cutting paper, and more.  Teens are asked to visit or call the Vortex at 630.685.4199 for information about the program and to register.

The first session is Saturday, 6/11, 3:00—5:00 p.m. Visit the Calendar of Events for additional dates and times.

You can also find volunteer opportunities in your community. Perform your own random acts of kindness.
Volunteer at Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital
United We Serve
Kindness Ideas

Become a Super Sitter

Little Girl Cuddling Soft ToysTeens, ages 11—17, can register to learn babysitting basics from Joan O’Malley of Five Star CPR & First Aid.

Saturday, June 11,
9:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 23,
9:30 am.—12:30 p.m.

Develop your babysitting skills with tips and tricks from these helpful websites.

Babysitting Tips
Babysitter’s Training (American Red Cross)
Guide to the Business of Babysitting
How Much to Charge for Babysitting?