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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Marvel Movie Mondays- ???!

Mon, August 26, 2019 12:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Escape the heat this summer as we recap the essential movies from the Marvel Cinematic Universe each week in the Field Teen Center! Program for teens ages 12-18. Contact TeenCenter@freelibrary.org or call 215-686-5395 for more info. Follow @FLPTeenCenter on Facebook and Instagram. Teen…

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Chess Club

Mon, August 26, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Nicetown-Tioga Library

Do you like to play chess?  Do you want to learn how to play, or how to play better? Join us for a friendly game.  All level players are welcome and some instruction is available.  For ages 8 and up.  We'll be playing from 3:00 until 5:00 p.m.

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Teen Anime Club

Mon, August 26, 2019 3:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Teens interested in watching Anime are invited to join the Field Teen Center Teen Anime Club!  Mondays in the Field Teen Center from 3pm-5pm.   Program for teens ages 12-18 only. Contact TeenCenter@freelibrary.org or call 215-686-5395 for more info. Follow @FLPTeenCenter on Facebook…

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Board Game Night

Mon, August 26, 2019 4:00 P.M.
Whitman Library

Play classic games like Scrabble, Uno, Twister, Jenga, and chess, or try new board games like Settlers of Catan. Have a game at home that you’d like to share? Bring it along to challenge new players and make new friends. We’ll have games for all ages.     

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Blog Posts

There’s Still Plenty of Summer Fun, Creativity, and Learning at the Library Throughout August for Children and Teens!

It’s no secret that the Free Library of Philadelphia loves summer! Summer is a time for playing, exploring, and relaxing. Summer gives us time to learn new things and do what we love. There’s freedom to try something exciting, meet new friends, and enjoy all that our world has to offer.   Teen artists can create and collaborate… continue reading

By Shari K.   August 5, 2019    children's programs Teens Summer Reading

Literacy Works!, WorkReady Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia Youth Network Create Teen Literacy Coaches in Neighborhood Libraries

The Literacy Works! 2019 program is underway! Provided by the Free Library of Philadelphia and funded by WorkReady Philadelphia, Literacy Works! is a 6-week summer program employing nearly 100 teens, known as Teen Literacy Coaches, at 45 of the city’s 54 neighborhood libraries . These teens work alongside librarians to facilitate literacy… continue reading

By Jovan E.   July 25, 2019    1   Teens Summer Reading Philadelphia Youth Network LEAP

Don’t Be a Drag, Just Be a Queen: Exploring and Celebrating Gender Roleplay in Young Adult Books!

Welcome to another Pride Month, friends! After this season of RuPaul’s Drag Race , I’m sure we're all ready to keep the amazing times rolling with more exploration of performative gender with some rollicking young adult novels. Or is that just me? Okay fine, just me. Either way, take off your wig and make up and settle in… continue reading

By Rachel F.   June 6, 2019    8   LGBTQ Teens recommendations YA Literature Free Library of Pride

Attend Free Summer Camps and Workshops in August at Your Neighborhood Library!

Summer is finally here – and that means it’s time for another Summer of Wonder with the library! Visit your local neighborhood library or visit us online to earn prizes for reading and completing learning challenges. But that’s not all!: We’re excited to introduce a series of FREE summer camps and workshops to keep the… continue reading

By Shari K.   June 4, 2019    12   children's programs Teens Summer Reading summer