Youth Services – Teens
Events for Teens:
Spring Programs 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 April 10-16 – Decompress from Stress – Register
- DIY Teens Virtual Meet-Up – Thursday, April 15 at 7pm
Week of May 1-7 – Seed Bombs – Registration will open one month before kits become available.
- DIY Teens Virtual Meet-Up – Thursday, May 6 at 7pm
Alliance Reading Circle
This new group for teens meets regularly to share resources, personal experiences, and books to educate and equip each of us to be a better ally, an active anti-racist, and an agent for social equity. New topics will be covered each month, guided by student needs and requests.
All youth in grades 6-12 are welcome. We encourage participation from students of every race, culture, gender, sexual identity, socioeconomic class, religious background, physical and neuro-ability.
Among Us Game Sessions
Join in these virtual gatherings to play the popular game, Among Us. We will meet via Zoom for each live, private game play session hosted by HVL and our wonderful Teen Advisory Board volunteers. 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.
Graphic Novel Contest
For students in grades 3-8.
Create your own graphic novel and submit it for a prize in our first annual Graphic Novel Contest! See our graphic novel contest page to find out more about this fun, new program!
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. You may email Beth at HVLYSA@mclinc.org to be added to the T.A.B. waitlist. Thank you for your interest.
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 19 at 3:30
- Friday, March 12 at 3:30
- Friday, April 16 at 3:30
Resources for High School Research
- POWER Teens – Power Library now has an online resource page just for you! This collection of research databases includes those most useful for high school students for research and writing, including Contemporary Authors, Litfinder, and Science Reference Center. It also features a 24 hour Chat with A Librarian feature for quick reference help any time of day.
- Research – For additional resources visit our Research page to access learning tools such as Learning Express Library, Ask Here PA, and Mango Languages.
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
Book Recommendations for Teens
YA Book Recommendations – March – Women writers and Female Protagonists
YA Book Recommendations – February – Amazing Fantasy fiction by Black authors.
YA Book Recommendations – January – Need an escape? Travel to new lands with these books featuring amazing maps.
YA Book Recommendations – November – YALSA Top Ten for Teens
YA Book Recommendations – October – Creepy Halloween Reads.
YA Book Recommendations – September – For Talk Like a Pirate Day, this video highlights several great sea-faring adventure books from our young adult collection.
eReading for Teens
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!
Still need a Huntingdon Valley library card so you can access our e-resources? You can apply online.