Tagged Teens

Summer of Wonder - Week 7: Minecraft Club, Interactive Music, Museum Adventures, and Social Justice Workshops!

The virtual Summer of Wonder has something fun for everyone! Is your summer menu in a rut? Sign up to Learn from the Chef with the Culinary Literacy Center . Missing the Field Teen Center ? Sign up for their Virtual Teen Reading Lounge…

Race in the United States: Social Justice Virtual Workshops for Teens

Updated Friday, July 10, 2020 4:59 p.m. "The Social Justice Symposium Teen Planning Committee supports the Concerned Black Workers of the Free Library of Philadelphia ! CBWFLP Response to DEI/Board of Trustees' letter We are…

Summer of Wonder - Week 6: Mindfulness Meditation, Coding for Kids, Recycled Arts and Crafts, Virtual Storytimes, and Musical History!

The Summer of Wonder marches into week six, and we're here to help you keep your spirits up! Struggling to explain social distancing to a child in your life? Check out this hula-hooping video from Free Library Early Learning .…

New Titles Coming to the Free Library in July!

In this time of self-reflection and evaluation of our own and our society's biases and attitudes around race, our suggestions include new titles in which race is a central theme, as well as a primer on voting and why it matters. We…

Look Both Ways and Tell Your Story

You have a story to tell. Now more than ever, in these uncertain times, people long to be heard, they are speaking up and speaking out. Author Jason Reynolds' award-recognized and highly-praised Look Both Ways (available in ebook…

Summer of Wonder - Week 5: Pride Dress Up Day, Adventure Journals, Independence Day, and DIY Ice Cream!

Celebrate Pride Month , Independence Day, and your own creativity as the Summer of Wonder continues this week! Beat the summer heat and learn to keep cool without AC ! For a special treat, make DIY ice cream with LEAP ! Join us Daily…

Middle-Grade Pride Book Recommendations!

If you recall being in middle school, or are currently in middle school, you know it is a tough time. Am I wearing the right clothes? Do I have the right friends? Do I like the right stuff? Middle school is a time of…

Summer of Wonder – Week Four: Healthy Sexuality Workshops, Queer Authors and Playwrights, Drag Queen Storytimes, and Virtual Museum Tours!

The Summer of Wonder continues as next week we are highlighting all of our great Pride month virtual programming! Also, we've updated our Summer Camp Challenge page with a video playlist for training resources and information to add…

Summer of Wonder – Week Three: Virtual Concerts, Therapy Dog Storytimes, Summer Crafts, and Juneteenth Celebration!

Today marks the last day of classes for School District of Philadelphia teachers and students and the beginning of summer break! It's been a challenging school year, to say the least, so let's celebrate with some fun activities…

Summer of Wonder – Week Two: Maker Crafts, Animation, Storytimes, Trivia, and Yoga!

The first week of Summer of Wonder has already flown by! Join us on Facebook for Week Two, June 8 through 12! Mondays: Imagination Station Share your feelings with the world by designing and making emoji charm bracelets and keychains.…

Find Your Story with the Free Library’s Virtual Summer of Wonder!

Feeling at a loss for learning this summer? Looking for fun ways to expand your mind and keep your summer fresh and engaging—even indoors? The Free Library has a new virtual Summer of Wonder experience for you! What’s Your…

Workshops and Resources for Teens Navigating Uncertain Times

This is a time of great uncertainty and anxiety for everyone. But if you're a teenager, you may be feeling especially vulnerable. The Free Library is bringing you a series of workshops over the next several days to help you process…

Teen Book Recommendations Based on Your Favorite Netflix Series and Movies

You know that feeling of finishing a movie or television show, and not knowing what to do with yourself now that it’s over? We get it! But just because the sequel or next season isn’t out yet, doesn’t mean the fun has…

Philadelphia is Looking for Its Next Youth Poet Laureate

Are you a creative, engaged student who is passionate about writing, reading, performing, and experiencing poetry? Are you equally passionate about working with your peers and other students to do the same? If so, apply to become our…

Information and Ideas for Youth and Family Remote Learning

The  Nourishing Literacy team is thinking of our school student friends, their loved ones, and the incredible community of Philadelphia teachers. We are sending wishes of health and peace during this unusual time in our world.…

Step Aside Netflix, BookFlix Rules!

While many will be embracing their Netflix accounts for the foreseeable future, this is a great time to check out its intellectual counterpart for kids from Scholastic called BookFlix ! Bookflix is a digital resource available through…

Celebrate the Opening of the New Teen Space at Queen Memorial Library!

The Queen Memorial Library is excited to announce the launch of a new Teen Space on Tuesday, March 10, from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.! Stop by for food, games, and fun as we celebrate the culmination of a year of hard work and planning! Below…

Introducing the Everything Teen Center at Northeast Regional Library!

Attention teens in Northeast Philly!  It's time to rediscover the Northeast Regional Library ! The Everything Teen Center is a brand new section of the library just for teens, ages 12 to 19. Located on the second floor, the ETC…

Explore Black History with Your Family at the Free Library!

The Free Library is proud to honor Black History Month ! We’ll be celebrating, learning, and reflecting together, with a multitude of programs for the whole family at neighborhood libraries across the city. Explore local history…

Come Out for Sundays on Stage this Winter Season!

If you have yet to experience an afternoon with Sundays on Stage , you’re really missing out! One of the Free Library’s longest-running programs, this free-to-the-public event series features talented performers from all…

Minecraft Day

Come join us for Minecraft Club, where up to eight players can play together on our very own Minecraft Realm! We will be hosting sessions on Mondays and Fridays from 3PM - 5:30PM. Work by yourself or cooperatively. Appropriate for ages…

Minecraft Day

Come join us for Minecraft Club, where up to eight players can play together on our very own Minecraft Realm! We will be hosting sessions on Mondays and Fridays from 3PM - 5:30PM. Work by yourself or cooperatively. Appropriate for ages…

Minecraft Day

Come join us for Minecraft Club, where up to eight players can play together on our very own Minecraft Realm! We will be hosting sessions on Mondays and Fridays from 3PM - 5:30PM. Work by yourself or cooperatively. Appropriate for ages…

Minecraft Day

Come join us for Minecraft Club, where up to eight players can play together on our very own Minecraft Realm! We will be hosting sessions on Mondays and Fridays from 3PM - 5:30PM. Work by yourself or cooperatively. Appropriate for ages…

Teen Cafe

Teen Cafe! Join Miss Allison for a virtual Teen Café! Hangout, watch anime & movies, and play some games all while at that safe social distance! If you have suggestions for what to watch or play, please email Miss Allison at…

Minecraft Day

Come join us for Minecraft Club, where up to eight players can play together on our very own Minecraft Realm! We will be hosting sessions on Mondays and Fridays from 3PM - 5:30PM. Work by yourself or cooperatively. Appropriate for ages…

VIRTUAL- Teen Cafe

Teen Cafe! Join Miss Allison for a virtual Teen Café! Hangout, watch anime & movies, and play some games all while at that safe social distance! If you have suggestions for what to watch or play, please email Miss Allison at…

Virtual Book Discussion for Teens: Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You

Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to join us for an online book discussion of Jason Reynolds and Ibram Kendi's book Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You. The discussion will be led by Terra Oliveira. To register for this program,…

Virtual Book Discussion for Teens: To All the Boys I've Loved Before

Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to join us for an online book discussion of Jenny Han's novel To All the Boys I've Loved Before. The discussion will be led by Becca Dent. To register for this program, please email…

Minecraft Day

Come join us for Minecraft Club, where up to eight players can play together on our very own Minecraft Realm! We will be hosting sessions on Mondays and Fridays from 3PM - 5:30PM. Work by yourself or cooperatively. Appropriate for ages…

CANCELLED - Saving the Law

This event has been cancelled by The Social Justice Symposium Teen Planning Committee in support of the  Concerned Black Workers at the Free Library of Philadelphia .  The Social Justice Symposium Teen Planning Committee…

Minecraft Day

Come join us for Minecraft Club, where up to eight players can play together on our very own Minecraft Realm! We will be hosting sessions on Mondays and Fridays from 3PM - 5:30PM. Work by yourself or cooperatively. Appropriate for ages…

Virtual Book Discussion for Teens: Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me

Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to join us for an online book discussion of Mariko Tamaki's graphic novel Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me. The discussion will be led by Lydia Ding. To register for this program, please email…

VIRTUAL-Teen Cafe

Teen Cafe! Join Miss Allison for a virtual Teen Café! Hangout, watch anime & movies, and play some games all while at that safe social distance! If you have suggestions for what to watch or play, please email Miss Allison at…

Virtual Book Discussion for Teens: Pride by Ibi Zoboi

Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to join us for an online book discussion of Ibi Zoboi's novel Pride. The discussion will be led by Imani Brown. To register for this program, please email hoopese@freelibrary.org. Participants who…

Minecraft Day

Come join us for Minecraft Club, where up to eight players can play together on our very own Minecraft Realm! We will be hosting sessions on Mondays and Fridays from 3PM - 5:30PM. Work by yourself or cooperatively. Appropriate for ages…

CANCELLED - The Art of Resistance

This event has been cancelled by The Social Justice Symposium Teen Planning Committee in support of the  Concerned Black Workers at the Free Library of Philadelphia .  The Social Justice Symposium Teen Planning Committee…

Minecraft Day

Come join us for Minecraft Club, where up to eight players can play together on our very own Minecraft Realm! We will be hosting sessions on Mondays and Fridays from 3PM - 5:30PM. Work by yourself or cooperatively. Appropriate for ages…

LGBTQ Young Adult Books

Books featuring LGBTQ protagonists within YA fiction that is diverse and accessible to all readers, no matter what their sexual orientation or gender identity may be.

Let's Talk About Consent: 7th - 12th Grade

Books and resources to aid parents, caregivers, and educators discuss the topic of consent and personal boundaries with teens in grades 7th - 12th.

Homeless Teens

Moving stories about the struggles of teenage homelessness.

High School Films

Get ready for a new school term by watching films about or that take place in high school.

Poetry - Novels in Verse

Poetry with special appeal for tweens and teens.

LGBTQ Teens - Resources for Parents and Families

Resources for Parents and Families of LGBTQ Teens.

LGBTQ Teens - Nonfiction

Information on bullying, safety, coming out, and other important topics relevant to LGBTQ teens.

Fantasy - Teens

YA fantasy fiction from the classics to newer sub genres, graphic novels, and epic series too!

Asian American Historical Fiction and Nonfiction for Teens

Recommended historical fiction and nonfiction for middle and high school students.

Graphic Novels - Realistic stories for Teens

Graphic novels that reflect real life.

YA Best of 2015

If you are looking for amazing Young Adult books, check out this Top 50 list created by three of our Teen Librarians – Erin H., Abbe K., and Rachel F.

U.S. History In Context

Covers themes, events, individuals and periods in U.S. history from pre-colonial times to the present. The material also includes access to the citations for over 180 additional history journals from the Institute for Scientific…

U.S. Congressional Serial Set (1817-1980)

The bound, sequentially numbered volumes of all the Reports, Documents, and Journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives constitutes a rich source of primary source material on all aspects of American history. Upon…

Student Resources In Context

"Thousands of curriculum-targeted primary documents, biographies, topical essays, background information, critical analyses, full-text coverage of 800 magazines, over 10,000 photographs and illustrations, and more than 8 hours of audio…

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy is an authoritative, comprehensive Web-based reference work about philosophy, useful to scholars of all levels as well as the general public. Published through Stanford University’s Center for the…

Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries

With an extraordinary array of more than 35,000 individual tracks of streaming music, spoken word, and natural and human-made sounds, users can listen to performances by American folk icons such as Woody Guthrie, Lead Belly, Pete Seeger…

Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture, and Law

This HeinOnline collection brings together a multitude of essential legal materials on slavery in the U.S. and the English-speaking world. It includes nearly 2,000 titles, with every statute passed by every colony and state on slavery,…

Sanborn Maps Geo Edition (1867-1970)

(1867-1970) provides digital access to thousands of large-scale maps of American towns and cities, searchable by address and GPS coordinates.

Readers' Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982

Paul Tough | The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us

Paul Tough is the author of the bestselling How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character , a “persuasive wake-up call” ( People ) to the deprivations of knowledge suffered by American kids from both extremes…

Leslie Odom, Jr. | Failing Up: How to Take Risks, Aim Higher and Never Stop Learning

In Conversation with Kalela Williams, Director of Neighborhood Enrichment Programming Philadelphia's Leslie Odom Jr., burst on the scene in 2015, originating the role of Aaron Burr in the Broadway musical phenomenon Hamilton. Since…

Jennifer Weiner | Little Bigfoot, Big City

Watch the video here . Jennifer Weiner is the “funny, fierce, feisty” ( Glamour ) no. 1  New York Times  bestselling author of more than a dozen novels that dive headlong into the ups and downs of relationships, careers, and family…

Arianna Huffington | The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life One, Night at A Time

Ten years ago, Arianna Huffington launched The Huffington Post , a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely read, linked-to, and frequently cited media brands on the internet. In 2012, the site won a Pulitzer Prize…