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Welcome! From craft to college prep, from movie screenings to film making the Free Library has it all for teens! Check out an event at your local library or visit the Teen Space at the Parkway Central Library on Vine Street. Find awesome programs around the city and find your next great read!

Need homework help? Get access to tutoring services available for Math, Science, English, Social Studies (in Spanish and English), skills building, and a 24-hour writing lab.

Upcoming Events

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Clarity + Mindfulness

Mon, September 28, 2020 9:00 A.M.
Lillian Marrero Library

Join us on IG Live as we utilize clarity cards to take some moments to reflect upon clarity + mindfulness.   IG @lillianmarrerolibrary

Adult Young Adult Health Programs Health and Wellness Body, Mind and Spirit Health Virtual Programs

Virtual Mindfulness Meditation via Facebook Live

Mon, September 28, 2020 10:00 A.M.
Fumo Family Library

Join Miss Abbe on Mondays at 10:00 a.m. live ( Fumo Family Library ) for some calm Mindfulness Meditation using a body scan and breathing techniques, ground your body and mind. 

Adult Young Adult Senior Health Programs Health and Wellness meditation Health Virtual Programs

Podcast Reviews and Recommendations

Mon, September 28, 2020 2:00 P.M.
Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Library

Join Ms. Chelsea, the children's librarian at Ramonita G. de Rodriguez, as she explores various podcasts for a variety of ages on the Ramonita G. de Rodriguez Facebook page ! She will discuss what she thought of them, then pose questions for those who chose to listen to an episode as well.…

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Virtual Teen Reading Lounge

Mon, September 28, 2020 3:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Teen Reading Lounge is an award-winning, nontraditional book club for teens ages 12-18. Teens help to create the reading list for the program and, working with trained facilitators, to design creative and civic engagement projects that bring big ideas to life. Youth ages 12-18 must register…

Young Adult Discussion and Participation Teens Book Clubs Virtual Programs

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Blog Posts

An Interview with Deyania Sanders, the High School Artist Behind This Year's Summer of Wonder

2020 Summer of Wonder poster In December, the Free Library and the design team at Mighty Engine put out a contest call for artwork from high school students. Deyania Sanders’ art teacher encouraged her to submit. Now, she’s the artist behind 2020’s Summer of Wonder.   I’m so glad to meet you. This Summer of Wonder… continue reading

By Emily S.    September 4, 2020    8   

Back to School Resources and Programs for Students

The new school year starts this week throughout Philadelphia and whether students will be attending school in-person and / or virtually, the Free Library is ready to help with resources and programs to help make the school year a success. Here are some of the many ways the Free Library can help students soar into this September and succeed all… continue reading

By Valerie S.    September 1, 2020   

Summer of Wonder - Week 13: Free Meals for Families, PAWS Read to a Dog, Spanish Language Storytime, and a Virtual Performance from Ants on a Log!

It’s the final full week of our virtual Summer of Wonder for kids, teens, adults, and camp groups , and we’re so glad you’ve come along! Look for our upcoming interview with high school artist Deyania Sanders who designed our Philly-themed summer artwork this year! And stay tuned for our next fantastic and fun-filled virtual… continue reading

By Emily S.    August 21, 2020   

Summer of Wonder - Week 12: Baby Storytime, Virtual Claymobile, Family Food and Wellness, and Drawing with Yona!

Our virtual Summer of Wonder is nearly over, and schools will be back in session soon! The students in your life might be headed back to the classroom or learning virtually. Help your youngest learners process their back-to-school feelings with Miss Jade from Early Learning . But there are still a couple weeks of virtual summer fun to enjoy!… continue reading

By Emily S.    August 14, 2020