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Due to our HVAC replacement project, there are portable air conditioning units in the Adult and Youth departments. We will do our best to keep you cool before summer leaves us!


As a teen, you or one of your friends may be faced with a difficult challenge at school, at home, or in your community. Find an adult you can trust for advice – or consider calling a hotline to get the answers to your questions and concerns. Here are some links to help you or your friend find support:

IPL TeenSpace – broad range of reliable sites on topics important to teens
Go Ask Alice – health information
Illinois School Violence Tipline – 1-800-477-0024 – help prevent violence in your school
National Runaway Switchboard – their 24-hour crisis line is 1-800-RUNAWAY
Teen Dating Violence – Important information from the Illinois Attorney General

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