Teen Reading

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!

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Video Games for Teens

Tue, May 28, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Play video games at the Field Teen Center!   Program for teens ages 12-18 only. Contact TeenCenter@freelibrary.org or call 215-686-5395 for more info. Follow @FLPTeenCenter on Facebook and Instagram .

Young Adult Other Great Programs Games and Gaming Video Games

A Free Tour of Our Five Senses: A Family Friendly, Interactive Exhibition.

Tue, May 28, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Sign up for your free curator-led tour of Our Five Senses, the first family friendly, fully-interactive exhibition at the Free Library. Tours begin at 3:00 p.m and are 45 minutes. While the exhibition is geared for all ages, the suggested minimum age for the tour is 10 years old. Tours are…

Adult Young Adult School Age Family Programs Children Education Family Humor Literacy Literature Rare Books, Manuscripts, & Digital Collections Science Special Collections History Five Senses

Marbled Paper Making with the Rosenbach Museum

Tue, May 28, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Paschalville Library

Come make a marbled paper bookmark with us! We'll try two different paper marbling techniques and see how science makes it all possible. You'll also get a free family pass to visit the Rosenbach Museum where you'll discover some examples of marbled paper and…

Adult Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs arts & crafts

Literacy Tuesdays

Tue, May 28, 2019 4:30 P.M.
Fumo Family Library

Join Ms. Abigail for story-telling, letter-writing, poem-crunching, and crafty fun with words.  LEAP (Literacy Enrichment Afterschool Program) homework help and literacy activities offered for grades K-12 while school is in session.

Young Adult School Age LEAP Literacy

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Blog Posts

The 5th Annual Free Library Comic Con!

This year, Free Library Comic Con celebrates its 5th anniversary with our annual event at the Parkway Central Library on May 11, 2019! When you arrive, you’ll first encounter our Vendor Hall which will be chock full of an array of local businesses, colleges and universities, and other organizations. Artist Alley is where you can find all… continue reading

By Kris L.   May 2, 2019    2   Events at the Library Parkway Central Teens Children's books comics and graphic novels Comic Con conferences

The Field Teen Center is Ready for You!

Guess what? The Field Teen Center at the Free Library officially opens to the public on April 12, 2019! The 4,000 square feet space is the first ever specifically designed for teens at the Parkway Central Library . In addition to old favorites such as public computers and Afterschool Programming , the Field Teen Center now has meeting rooms… continue reading

By Kris L.   April 3, 2019    1   Parkway Central Teens

LEAP Spotlight: Training on Trauma Informed Approach

LEAP , the Literacy Enrichment Afterschool Program, is continuously looking for ways to better serve youth in Philadelphia. On January 25, LEAP hosted training for staff on Trauma Informed Approach, led by Michael O'Bryan, the Director of Youth and Young Adult Programs, at the Village of Arts and Humanities . Michael led the interactive… continue reading

By Molly B.   March 21, 2019    Teens Maker Movement LEAP Health community neighborhood libraries inclusivity

Women’s History Month | 2020 Women Presidential Candidates

It’s still early in the race for the presidency 2020, but already we have 4 (four!) women candidates for the presidency: Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Kamala Harris, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and Senator Amy Klobuchar. More are considering officially entering the race, including Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (who has yet to… continue reading

By Monica C.   March 12, 2019    Teens Children's books recommendations Women's History Month