Youth Services – Teens

Fall Programs for Teens

Alliance Reading Circle

This discussion group for teens meets regularly to share resources, personal experiences, and books to help equip each of us to be a better ally, an active anti-racist, and an agent for social equity.

  • Thursday, September 30, at 7 pmRegister
  • Thursday, November 4, at 7 pmRegister

For students in grades 6-12.

Middle School Book Club

Join us for the first meeting of Middle School Book Club! Friday, October 8, at 3:30 pmRegister

For this meeting everyone gets to bring their own book to recommend to the group. During our get together we’ll also choose our next book, a group name, and play some games.

Space is limited and registration is required.

For students in grades 6-8.

CSI Club

This collaboration with the Lower Moreland Police Department will provide students the opportunity to learn skills from the experts. LM officers and specialists from the Civilian Evidence and Detective divisions will teach each unique session and lend the use of real investigation equipment! Each class during this series will focus on a new set of topics, and students may attend as many sessions as they would like to accumulate experience in a variety of skills.

Each session will run from 6:30-8:30 pm

  • Tuesday, 10/26 – Fingerprints & DNA – Register
  • Wednesday, 11/3 – Blood & Trace Evidence – Register
  • Tuesday, 11/9 – Arson & Prints (foot & tire) – Register
  • Tuesday, 11/16 – Crime Scene Investigation – Register

Space is limited and registration is required.

For students in grades 6-12.

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! To join T.A.B. for the 2021-2022 academic year, or for more information, please contact Beth at hvlysa@mclinc.org. Please note that the application deadline is Friday, September 24. After that date, all interested students will be placed on a waitlist until space becomes available in the group.

The fall kick-off meeting for T.A.B. will be Friday, September 24 at 3:30pm. This will be an outdoor get together where new members can learn more about the group and how the year will run. In case of inclement weather we will meet via Zoom. Please email Beth at hvlysa@mclinc.org in advance of this meeting to be added to the T.A.B. mailing list, receive the application, and be sent the meeting Zoom invite in case of poor weather.

Resources for High School Research

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  • 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

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Libby App for OverDrive eBooks!

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

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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.

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