Youth Services – Teens

Summer is Coming!

Save the date! Huntingdon Valley Library’s Summer Learning Program begins on Saturday, June 22 and will run for just over six weeks, through Sunday, August 4. This summer’s theme is “Adventure Begins at Your Library.”

Join us for our Summer Learning Kick-Off Party between 1 and 3 pm on Saturday, June 22 in the Red Lion Gym (next to the library).

Summer Events for Students Entering Grades 6-12

Budget Bedroom Makeover DIY Workshop – Learn how to tackle a bedroom makeover in this DIY workshop with an interior designer.

  • Thursday, June 25 at 6:30 pm – Register

Taste Test Adventure – Compete to identify unique foods and different brands of several popular snack items.

  • Thursday, July 11 at 7 pm – Register

Geocache Scavenger Hunt – Explore the library grounds and the basics of cache-finding while hunting for hidden prizes.

  • Thursday, July 18 at 7 pm – Register

Hot Air Balloon Watercolor Painting – Learn how to paint a hot air balloon sky scene to take home.

  • Thursday, July 25 at 6:30 pm – Register

Library Olympic Games – Compete in library-themed Olympic events while enjoying food and door prizes.

  • Thursday, August 1 at 7 pm – Register

Art & Audio Book Club

During book club we will listen to short stories from an audiobook together while doing relaxing art projects. Then we’ll discuss the book over snacks. Click any date link for more info and to register.

Select Wednesdays at 4 pm

Teen Volunteer Program
Teen Advisory Board

For students in grades 9-12.

Teen Advisory Board/Volunteering during the Academic Year: All high school student volunteering during the academic year is organized through the Teen Advisory Board. The T.A.B. 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! Members of T.A.B. have the opportunity to volunteer through the school year by assisting with programs and events, creating library displays and program materials, and applying for regular in-house library shifts.

The application for summer volunteering is now closed, and we are full for summer 2024. Please contact Beth, Head of Teen and Adult Services, at hvlysa@mclinc.org, to be placed on the list for applications for the school year, which will go out via email in August.

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 Litfinder. It also features a 24 hour Chat with A Librarian feature for quick reference help any time of day.

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

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!

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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 6 per month, so enjoy!

Social Media

Follow us on Instagram @HVLTeen for project ideas, book recommendations, programs, and updates.