Youth Services – Teens

Winter Programs for Teens

Art with Anita for Teens – Chocolate Chip Cookie Painting

Thursday. February 3, at 6:30 pm – Register

Join Anita via Zoom as she provides step-by-step instructions on how to create your own realistic Cookie Painting using watercolor, colored pencils, and gel pen.

Space is limited and registration is required.

For students in grades 6-12.

Teen Takeovers

On Mondays after school all students in grades 6-12 will now have the teen area reserved especially for them. Each week there will be a new activity, game, or project to complete. Or use the time to start homework, ask questions about books or databases for research, or just hang out. This after school time is yours to enjoy your library space with other students and library staff. 

Masks are required, but registration is not. Feel free to drop in anytime during Teen Takeover hours and meet in the teen lounge near the Young Adult collection area. 

January Takeovers

  • Monday, 1/10, 3-4 pm
  • Monday, 1/17 – Library is closed/No school/No takeover
  • Monday, 1/24, noon-1 pm (LMSD early dismissal)
  • Monday, 1/31, 3-4 pm

Middle School Book Club

Friday, January 14, at 3:30 pmRegister

For the next Middle School Book Club, everyone gets to choose a book from the new Rick Riordan Presents series! 

This collection features several award-winning authors, and the books are inspired by legends and mythology of cultures from around the world. Several titles from this series are available for check out at the circulation desk, and each book club participant may choose which book they would like to read for our meeting. As always, we will have discussion, snacks, and book related activities!

For students in grades 6-8.

Space is limited and registration is required.

CSI Club

Thanks so much to the Lower Moreland Police Department for creating an amazing series of programs for us this fall! Young investigators, stay tuned for more CSI offerings in the spring.

Teen Volunteer Program
Teen Advisory Board

For students in grades 9-12.

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! All high school student volunteering is organized through the Teen Advisory Board.

The application deadline for the 2021-2022 academic year was Friday, September 24, and the Teen Advisory Board is now full. To be added to the T.A.B. waitlist, please contact Beth at

Next TAB Meeting: Friday, January 7 at 3:30. Members please check your email for details.

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 AuthorsLitfinder, 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.

Other News

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

Still need a Huntingdon Valley library card so you can access our 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!

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