Destination: Exploration


A Young Adult program offered by Project Next Generation* and the West Chicago Public Library District

May 10th – July 26th 

*Funding for this grant was awarded by the Illinois State Library, a Department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).

Destination Exploration poster


Destination: Exploration is a STEAM-based program open to students who have finished 6th-12th grade. Our library was awarded a Project Next Generation grant* which allowed us to provide new technology for teens to use in maker lab sessions at our library throughout May, June, and July.

We want to offer teens an opportunity to be as creative as they can while exploring the areas of coding, audio/video production, circuitry, and mechanical engineering.


To complete the program:


  • Registration is required, in person or on the phone at (630)-231-1552 x 4.
  • (Online registration is not available for this program)


  • Participating teens must attend a Navigation session before attending Maker Labs. In the Navigation, teens will be introduced to the technology.


  • Participants are expected to attend a minimum of 5 Maker Labs offered from May through July. The maker labs are 1.5 hour long sessions where teens can tinker, prototype, design and build their projects.


  • Participants will complete a project of their choosing which they will show at the Maker Fair on Tuesday, July 26th. The public is invited to view the projects that participants have been working on over the summer



For more details: please ask a librarian, see our program guide, or online calendar.