Recommended

Spooky reads so the whole year can feel like Halloween.
book coverbook coverbook coverbook cover
Our Hub staff have put together this list of books and films for teens looking to better understand current events and the history of racism in the United States. We hope these materials serve as a starting point for important conversations about race and social justice with family, friends, and your community.
book coverbook coverbook coverbook cover
Read the rainbow with this list of diverse LGBTQIA representative teen lit (fiction and nonfiction)!
book coverbook coverbook coverbook cover
LitCrate logo

Teen LitCrates

If you’ve always wanted to sign up for a book subscription box but didn’t like the commitment or cost, you’re in luck. The Arlington Heights Memorial Library is excited to launch Teen LitCrates, a library book box for teens. 

It's easy! Let us know your reading preferences and we’ll put together a Teen LitCrate containing a book recommended just for you with some extra special surprises. The goodies are yours to keep, but don’t forget to return the book!

Find out more info and fill out a form at ahml.info/litcrate. Hurry, LitCrates are limited!

graphic of books with letter e

eStuff

Looking for a book, but all copies are checked out? Or maybe you'd rather read or listen to a book on your mobile device? Check out our collection of eBooks, audiobooks and eMagazines! Click the links below to browse our collection. Need help? Step-by-step instructions can be found on the library's website or stop by the Hub Desk.

  • cloudLibraryDownload eBooks on your computer or mobile device.
  • hooplaStream movies, TV episodes, music, audiobooks, eBooks and eComics to your computer or mobile device.
  • RBdigital Magazines or Flipster: Read magazines for your computer or mobile device.

Want to see what's new to check out at the library? Sign up for our Teen Scene eNewsletter to get a monthly email with some new YA reads!

  • Teen Scene eNewsletter: Fill out your contact info then scroll down to the What to Read section and check off Teen Scene.
100 Books Before High School

100 Books Before High School

Reading all these recommended books can win you prizes! Teens and tweens in grades 4–8 can sign up for the 100 Books Before High School program and earn awesome prizes. Sign up and log books at ahml.beanstack.org.

Just for signing up, you’ll get a cool drawstring backpack. For every 20 books logged, you’ll earn a badge and a free book. Once you reach the summit of Mount 100 Books, you’ll earn a High School Survival Kit designed & built by our Teen Advisory Board, and include a USB power bank, mechanical pencil, mints, a super-pack of sticky notes, and so much more. 

All prize books and High School Survival Kits were generously funded by the Friends of the Library. Participants can only complete the program and earn prizes one time.

PRIZES AND PHYSICAL BADGES WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR PICK-UP UNTIL THE LIBRARY REOPENS. PLEASE CHECK BACK ON THIS SITE FOR FUTURE UPDATES.