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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WURD's Summer of Freedom Library Tour

Tue, July 25, 2017 10:00 A.M.
Kensington Library

WURD 900am celebrates their seventh annual Summer of Freedom tour at Free Library! Join The Mojo host Stephanie Renee, broadcasting LIVE, as she explores topical issues, plays great tunes, and interviews insightful people, including Library folks! Upcoming broadcasts, listed below, run from…

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Family Storytime

Tue, July 25, 2017 10:30 A.M.
Richmond Library

Miss Meghan invites children of all ages and their families to join her for stories, songs and activities. Daycares must make separate appointments.

Adult Young Adult School Age Preschool Toddler Family Programs Storytimes Children Summer Reading

Game and Puzzle Day

Tue, July 25, 2017 1:00 P.M.
Wynnefield Library

Show your talent playing classic board games.

Young Adult School Age Preschool Family Programs Games and Gaming Summer Reading

Teens Nuke Stuff

Tue, July 25, 2017 2:00 P.M.
Chestnut Hill Library

Come out and learn how to microwave your way to healthy mug cakes and other tasty foods.

Young Adult Other Great Programs Cooking & Nutrition Summer Reading

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Blog Posts

Halfway through the Summer? Already?!

Can you believe the Summer of Wonder is already halfway over? We can’t either. So far, we’ve danced with the Phillie Phanatic, built space ships, and learned how to knit. We’ve done yoga, played new instruments, and, of course, read great books! But one thing we’ve really been doing a ton of this summer is using our… continue reading

By Becky F.   July 21, 2017    Events at the Library children's programs Teens Summer Reading literacy summer neighborhood libraries

Teen Discovers New Views on Food with Get HYPE Philly!

At 15-years-old, Elba remembers first hearing about "healthy food" in elementary school. She says it was a no-questions-asked type of learning though; staff would simply hand out the food to students and succinctly say, "Here, this is healthy." While she learned certain foods were healthier than others, she says she never… continue reading

By Brittany B.   July 13, 2017    Events at the Library Teens culinary literacy

Good Vibes Only at Get HYPE Philly!

A 10th grader at Charter High School for Architecture and Design (CHAD), committed teen leadership assistant (TLA) at the Free Library of Philadelphia, and basketball player for his school team, Amir Evers knows good food fuels good work. But he never found himself in the kitchen until he joined Get HYPE Philly! (GHP)—a city-wide… continue reading

By Brittany B.   July 7, 2017    Events at the Library Teens culinary literacy Get HYPE Philly

Fruit Sparkling Water Recipe in 4 Easy Steps

As summer heats up, stay cool with this fruit soda recipe from Get HYPE! Philly ! Under the guidance of Chef Shawn Murray, teens at our Kensington Library used a blender to learn how to puree ingredients. Using only fruit and sparkling water, the drink is a simple and sweet summertime treat. Plus, they learned a key lesson about… continue reading

By Brittany B.   June 26, 2017    2   Events at the Library Teens culinary literacy Get HYPE Philly