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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Upcoming Events

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Tech Tuesday

Tue, July 17, 2018 12:30 P.M.
Widener Library

Summer of Wonder Maker Programs:  Explore various tech programs using available devices. Tuesdays 12:30 - 3:30

Young Adult School Age Family Programs Other Great Programs Makers & Makerspaces Summer Reading Technology

Teens Cook!

Tue, July 17, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Philadelphia City Institute

Teens entering grades 7-12, please join us for four free, fun-filled afternoons of preparing food and eating together! We’ll learn simple techniques for cooking healthy and delicious meals. Registration is required; please email hoopese@freelibrary.org, call 215-685-6621, or stop by the…

Young Adult Health Programs Cooking & Nutrition Health

Teen Tuesday

Tue, July 17, 2018 1:00 P.M.
Lawncrest Library

Make stuff, do things, play games, and hang out! Snacks may be provided. For grades 7 and up.

Young Adult Other Great Programs Summer Reading Teens

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Blog Posts

Teens Explore Social Justice at the Free Library

by Timmy Lawrence and Geneva Williams, members of the Youth Planning Committee for the 2018 Social Justice Symposium for Teens. Today, more than ever, social issues have reached a pivotal point in our society. Although injustice may seem omnipresent, passionate teens such as ourselves have the power to change the injustices we see. From… continue reading

By Administrator   July 5, 2018    Teens Poetry social justice

Summer Hours and Cool Activities at the Free Library!

It's almost officially summer here in Philadelphia, as the sun finally breaks through all the recent rain clouds and schools will be letting out early next week. No matter what your plans are this summer, the Free Library is here to keep you cool, connected, and book-bound! Our summer hours begin on Monday, June 11. Many of our libraries… continue reading

By Christina P.   June 6, 2018    3   children's programs family programs film screenings Sundays on Stage Teens Summer Reading Book Bike summer Crafts & Hobbies neighborhood libraries PAWS Read to a Dog games and gaming

Get Your Kids in the Kitchen This Summer at the Free Library!

What are your kids planning to do this summer? If they want to learn to make pasta, pizza, and other yumtastic dishes from scratch, they should apply to attend Summer Thyme Cooks at the Culinary Literacy Center – a fresh approach to learning about cooking, collaboration, and cost. Summer Thyme Cooks is a FREE, four-part summer cooking… continue reading

By Jamie B.   May 17, 2018    5   children's programs Teens culinary literacy summer

The Return of the Free Library of Comic Con!

The 4th annual Free Library of Comic Con will descend upon the Parkway Central Library on May 12, 2018! There’s so much going on at this year’s event that we don’t even know if we can fit all of our excitement into one blog post, but we'll try... When you arrive at Free Library of Comic Con, you’ll first encounter… continue reading

By Kristina L.   May 1, 2018    2   art Events at the Library children's programs family programs Parkway Central Teens comics and graphic novels Comic Con