Posted by ldraftz on 03/05/18

Hello Human Beans!
My name is Lauren and I am the new Teen Services Advisor. I’m excited to start working in the HUB and even more excited to meet all of you!

Some fun facts about my life:
• I love to eat.  Specifically anything with lots and lots of cheese (it is estimated that I have consumed well over 2,000 boxes of Kraft and counting).
• When I’m not eating, I’m cooking.  Let me know any recipe ideas you have.  I am always up for a Food Network-style challenge.
• I also love reading, trivia, hanging out with my dog, doing yoga, and watching movies!
Come talk to me about your favorite Harry Potter character or tell me about your favorite Youtuber!

Posted by meyoung on 01/26/18

Looking for a state-of-the-art gaming experience? 
The HTC Vive program is open to all teens. The HTC Vive is a fully immersive, virtual reality headset.  And on the following days from 3-4:20 p.m., you can play the HTC Vive in the Hub!
  • Thursday, March 8
  • Friday, March 16
  • Tuesday, March 20
  • Thursday, April 5
  • Monday, April 9
  • Wednesday, April 18
  • Friday, April 27
  • Tuesday, May 1
  • Monday, May 7
  • Thursday, May 17

Here are some games that you can play!

  • The LabVR
  • Lightblade VR
  • Tilt Brush
  • Google Earth
  • And more!

(Five-minute turns are on a first come, first serve basis.)
Ryan T. is an intern for the Hub. He is a Senior from Rolling Meadows High School, as part of the District 214 Internship Program.

Posted by Trixie on 12/13/17

My name is Ryan. For the past four months, I have been an intern for the Hub. Today, I will talk (actually type) about my experiences in District 214's internship program.
Before I prattle on, I would like to say that this internship is truly the best first job I could ever have hoped for. In addition, I would without hesitation recommend it any teenager, even if they only go to the library while cramming for finals.

No, I am not paid. Yes, I am okay with it. If I had income, the job would lose part of the reason I like it. Since nothing I do at the Hub costs them money, it is less detrimental if I am running late due to traffic. This makes my job less stressful, and it makes a difference in my hefty senior year.
A day in the life of a teenage intern is normal until I leave school early to go to work. Then, after signing in, I open the glass door into the Hub. Sometimes I go to tech services as an extra pair of hands. Other times I help set up the HTC Vive in the Hub.
The 'cab company' (which shall remain nameless) was the only inconvenience in this rather harmonious situation. They were often late, sometimes on time, and rarely early. This, in turn, caused me to receive less hours than I could have. Despite this, the library was incredibly understanding of the cab issues, and I will return to them in January.
In conclusion, the District 214 Internship Program has been a great experience for me. I have enjoyed working at the library because it helped me get a glimpse of working life.
I have enjoyed working at the library.
Ryan T. is an intern for the Hub. He is a Senior from Rolling Meadows High School, as part of the District 214 Internship Program.