Youth Services – Teens

DIY Teens returns via YouTube:

Visit the new HVLTeens YouTube channel for DIY project ideas and tutorials. Our first video features a great gift option for Mother’s Day – DIY Sugar Scrub.

The most recent video teaches simple flower pressing to start building up materials for upcoming tutorials which use pressed flowers.

TeensTopTen_logo_webThe Teen Top Ten YA Book Nominees:

Looking for something new to read? Here is the 2020 YALSA nominees list for best Young Adult books, according to teens. Several of my favorite new releases from the past year are included, and more have been added to my “To Read” list. Many of these titles are available as ebooks or audiobooks on Hoopla (#murderfunding, Broken Throne, Opposite of Always, The Memory Thief, and more) and Libby (including Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me, Wilder Girls, With the Fire On High, Frankly In Love). Check out the eResources section at the bottom of this page to apply for a library card and gain access to these apps!

Self Care BINGO for Teens:

Teens and young adults, remember to take care of yourselves during this difficult time.Self Care BINGO plain background Use this Self Care BINGO sheet to make sure you are paying attention to your needs. Feel free to print one out and use it to keep track of a healthy, well-rounded week.

Need An Escape? Escape the (Digital) Room:

Check out this amazing ongoing list of virtual escape rooms created by librarians from all over. I can’t wait to try out the one based on Six Of Crows!

Youth Services News:

Update 5/1/20: Due to the COVID-19 virus, our planned spring events have either been postponed or cancelled. The library remains closed at this time. We will work hard to reschedule the CSI Club series and Self Care series for some time in the future. Please visit our online calendar for the latest information on event changes and cancellations.

As we wait this out, please connect with HVLTeen on social media and be sure to utilize the library’s e-resources! Virtual programming for teens will begin this month, and event information will be shared on this webpage and our social media channels.

Social Media

instagramFollow us on Instagram @HVLTeen and Twitter @HvlTeen for project ideas, book recommendations, programs, and updates.

Are you on Goodreads? It’s like facebook for readers! It is a great way to see what friends are reading, find best book lists, read reviews, keep track of your books, and set challenges. Friend me! – Beth HVLTeen


Online Resources for Teens

Still need a Huntingdon Valley library card so you can access the following e-resources? You can apply online.


Libby App for OverDrive eBooks!

The easiest way to access eBooks from the Montgomery County Library District Digital Collection!

Online help






Hoopla is great for audiobooks, comics and graphic novels, Ebooks, music, movies, and shows. During this time borrows have been increased to 5 per month, so enjoy!



  • eReading – Check this page out for additional e-resources available to you.
  • Research Need help with a topic for school? Visit our Research page to access research and learning tools such as Learning Express Library, Power Library, Ask Here PA, and Mango Languages.
  • POWER Teens – Power Library now has an online resource page just for you!