Youth Services – Teens
Events for Teens:
Winter Events for Students in Grades 6-12
DIY Teens – Take Home Kits & Virtual Meet-Ups
DIY Teen Kits include materials and instructions for the completion of a creative project. Registration is required for all kits and will open one month before kit distribution begins. To accompany each Kit, there will be a corresponding optional (but highly encouraged!) DIY Teens Virtual Meet-Up. Meet-ups take place on Zoom and allow us to get together virtually to go over the project and work alongside each other as a group to ask questions, share progress, and chat while we create.
Week of January 30-February 5 – Hot Chocolate Bombs – Register
- DIY Teens Virtual Meet-Up – Thursday, February 4 at 7pm
Week of February 27-March 5 – Paper Quilling
- DIY Teens Virtual Meet-Up – Thursday, March 4 at 7pm
Week of April 10-16 – Stress Busters
- DIY Teens Virtual Meet-Up – Thursday, April 15 at 7pm
Among Us Game Sessions
Join in these virtual gatherings to play the popular game, Among Us. We will meet via Zoom for each live game play session. Participants need to have Among Us downloaded on either their PC/laptop or mobile device in order to play.
Registration for each session is required and limited.
- Thursday, January 21 – Participants for either of the first day of Among Us game sessions on January 21 will also receive an Among Us Swag Bag! – 3:30pm – Register OR 7pm – Register
- Thursday, February 18 at 7 pm – Register
Teen Advisory Board
For students in grades 9-12.
The HVL Teen Advisory Board is full at this time. We are no longer accepting applications for the 2020-2021 academic year, but thank you for your interest. You may email Beth at HVLYSA@mclinc.org to be added to the T.A.B. waitlist.
The Teen Advisory Board is Huntingdon Valley Library’s group of youth advisors in grades 9-12. T.A.B. meets with library staff once a month to brainstorm ideas, prepare for events, and work on creative projects that improve our library, all while earning service hours! To join T.A.B., or for more information, please contact Beth at firstname.lastname@example.org. All winter and spring meetings will be held virtually through Zoom.
Winter/Spring T.A.B. Meetings
- Friday, January 22 at 3:30
- Friday, February 12 at 3:30
- Friday, March 12 at 3:30
- Friday, April 9 at 3:30
Resources for Tough Topics
Please visit our resource page for information and support in educating yourself about difficult topics such as racism, sexual orientation, gender identity, mental health, and domestic violence. Resources for Tough Topics
HVLTeens on YouTube
Visit the HVLTeens YouTube channel for book recommendations and DIY project ideas and tutorials.
YA Book Recommendations – Thursday, November 18 – YALSA Top Ten for Teens
YA Book Recommendations – Thursday, October 22 – Creepy Halloween Reads!
YA Book Recommendations – Saturday, Sep 19 – For Talk Like a Pirate Day, this video highlights several great sea-faring adventure books from our young adult collection.
Self Care BINGO for Teens
Teens and young adults, remember to take care of yourselves during this difficult time. Use the new 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.
Online Resources for Teens
Still need a Huntingdon Valley library card so you can access the following e-resources? You can apply online.
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!