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!

Need homework help? Create your free Brainfuse account (library card is required) and get access to tutoring services available for Math, Science, English, Social Studies (in Spanish and English), skills building, and a 24-hour writing lab.

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Inauguration Day Civic Engagement Fair

Fri, January 20, 2017 11:00 A.M.
Parkway Central Library

Wondering how you can get involved in your community to effect change? Looking for help finding social services? Want to start meaningful conversations with your neighbors to make Philadelphia even better? The lobby will be flooded with local and national groups that, like the Free Library, welcome and celebrate individuals of all backgrounds. Join us as we celebrate inclusivity and civic engagement on Inauguration Day. All ages welcome. 

Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Upcoming Events at Parkway Central Library

Saturday, May 25, 2019
1:00 P.M.
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
11:30 A.M.

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