Youth Services – Teens

Fall Events for Teens

Thursday Evening Teen Programs

For students in grades 6-12.

  • Adulting 101: Home Repair Basics – Thursday, October 6 at 7 pm – Event has passed.
  • Franken-Toys – Thursday, October 27 at 7 pm – Event has passed.
  • Game Knights: Angry Birds Live – Thursday, November 10 at 7 pm – Event has passed.
  • Bob Ross Paint Night – Thursday, December 1 at 7 pm – This program is now full.

Middle School Book Club

For students in grades 6-8.

Middle School Book Club includes discussion, snacks, and book-related projects or activities. The group selects the book for the subsequent month at each meeting. For our December get together of the year, we are reading The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen. Books are available for check out at the circulation desk.

  • Friday, December 2 at 3:30 pm – Register

CSI Club

For students in grades 6-12.

CSI Club meets with professionals from the Lower Moreland Police Department and HVL Staff on the first Monday of each month. Sessions include investigation skill building and hands on practice. More information and registration.

Teen Volunteer Program – Currently Full
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 during the academic year is organized through the Teen Advisory Board.

The deadline for teen applications for the 2022-2023 academic year has now passed, and all positions are full. Please contact Beth at hvlysa@mclinc.org to be placed on the waiting list for 2023-2024.

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

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 5 per month, so enjoy!

Social Media

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