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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Chair Yoga

Thu, November 14, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Queen Memorial Library

Ground your mind and body with a full hour of FREE chair yoga, led by certified yoga instructor Janet Faulls. This is a twist on traditional yoga, making it accessible for any age or ability.

Adult Young Adult School Age Family Programs Health and Wellness Body, Mind & Spirit Yoga

Scrabble Club

Thu, November 14, 2019 3:30 P.M.
Lovett Memorial Library

Do you love to play scrabble?  Would you like to learn how to play, or learn how to play better?  Join us and play some friendly games.  This ongoing program is sponsored by the ASAP (After School Activities Partnerships).  The scrabble club is for school-age kids and…

Young Adult School Age Other Great Programs Scrabble Events Games and Gaming

Teen Wellness: Sexual Empowerment

Thu, November 14, 2019 3:30 P.M.
McPherson Square Library

Educators from the Mazonni Center will guide teens through a sexual health toolkit, how to determine comfort levels with sexual behavior, and how to make decisions around prevention methods.

Young Adult Health Programs Discussion and Participation Health and Wellness Teens

Manga/Anime Club

Thu, November 14, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Holmesburg Library

Manga/Anime Club Come to the first meeting of the Holmesburg Library’s new anime/manga club. We’ll be watching some great anime. Bring your favorite ones on DVD to watch.

Young Adult Other Great Programs Anime & Manga

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Blog Posts

Multicultural Fair: Empowering Communities, Quilting Stories

Sharing cross-cultural stories is so important to developing civic engagement and participation in our communities. Creating safe environments is essential to discovering, exploring, and learning about our neighbors. We all share a set of collective stories about our families, cultures, and love for our traditions. Learning what is important to… continue reading

By Mary Marques   November 5, 2019    2   Community Events family programs languages music Seniors Teens New Americans Crafts & Hobbies diversity inclusivity IMLS students

What Will You Discover at the Free Library This TeenTober?

This year, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) declared the month of October: TeenTober ! It’s a time to celebrate and highlight Teen Services in libraries nationwide. This is great opportunity for us to remind you about all of the amazing things happening at the Parkway Central Library ’s new Field Teen Center .… continue reading

By Kris L.   October 28, 2019    Teens

Philly School Fairs Help Fulfill Needs and Goals of Students

Every year, Great Schools Philly hosts the Philly High School Fair , an opportunity for students to find the schools that fit the futures they want to build. For the third year in a row, the Free Library got to attend! Nestled in a sea of community partnerships, we met many enthusiastic middle schoolers and high schoolers excitedly finding… continue reading

By Gennifer R.   October 10, 2019    Teens back to school LEAP Homework Help library card

Nourishing Literacy 2019/2020 Registration Now Open to School Classrooms!

Nourishing Literacy is the Culinary Literacy Center ’s set of programs that connect youth, teachers, and caregivers to the library through educational cooking opportunities. We offer school year and summer programming for youth, intergenerational programs, career development, and teacher trainings. We are so happy to announce the opening… continue reading

By Shayna M.   October 4, 2019    children's programs Teens Pre-K school culinary literacy STEM STEAM Teachers students