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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GED Class for Adults

Sun, February 17, 2019 1:00 P.M.
Northeast Regional Library

TutorMe Adult Education will be holding on-going GED classes at Northeast Regional Library for students 16 and up every Saturday 10am-12pm and Sunday 1pm to 3pm.  TutorMe Adult Education offers a GED experience that goes beyond the average GED classroom to help you get closer to your…

Adult Young Adult Workshops and Enrichment Education GED

Communal Read-Aloud: A Wreath for Emmett Till

Sun, February 17, 2019 2:00 P.M.
Big Blue Marble Bookstore, 551 Carpenter Ln.

Jerome, the main character in Ghost Boys , is guided by the ghost of Emmett Till. Join Big Blue Marble Bookstore for this read-aloud and discussion of Marilyn Nelson’s profound and chilling book-length poem,  A Wreath for Emmett Till , a powerful elegy for the boy whose brutal killing…

Adult Young Adult Discussion and Participation Community Events One Book, One Philadelphia One Book, One Philadelphia

Tech Tuesday

Tue, February 19, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Widener Library

Hands on exploration of various technical devices and  applications. Learn to write a song or music to GarageBand or make a video and direct your very own  short movie!

Young Adult School Age LEAP

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Blog Posts

Teen Reading Lounge at PCI Library Tackles Big Social Issues Through Book Discussions

Teens at the  Philadelphia City Institute (PCI) Library are diving deep into big issues this month through the Teen Reading Lounge (TRL) program . Program participants are reading and talking about this year's One Book, One Philadelphia selection for young people, Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes,… continue reading

By Erin H.   February 4, 2019    Teens Black History Month neighborhood libraries Women's History Month

Check Out These Fun Free Library Programs Taking Place Over Winter Break

Are you looking for activities to keep your children engaged over Winter Break? Check out these diverse programs taking place in Free Library locations around the city. We have events for toddlers through teens. Try something new, explore your local branch, and have fun some fun at the Free Library this Winter Break!| Sunday, December… continue reading

By Molly B.   December 26, 2018    children's programs family programs Teens Pre-K

Love Hallmark Christmas Movies? Give These Teen Holiday Reads a Look!

2018, it’s been quite a year, am I right? I know that by this point every year we’re all like, “WOW, what a year!”, but this year especially feels like we are on track for record length. So in this, possibly the longest year ever, it feels like it's time for some light entertainment. Maybe you are the kind of person… continue reading

By Rachel F.   December 18, 2018    Holidays Teens recommendations YA Literature pop culture

It's Time for the Winter Reading Challenge!

December is here and that means it’s time for the  Winter Reading Challenge ! Adults, parents, and students can create accounts online to track reading minutes, practice writing book reviews, and read book reviews completed by their peers. There is also an option to register a class or group—perfect for daytime teachers,… continue reading

By Molly B.   December 5, 2018    2   children's programs reading Teens Children's books Pre-K adult learners