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CHS Summer Reading 2017

Programs & Events


Thank you to the cast and our student director for a meaningful summer story.

Runaways is a collection of songs, dances, and monologues from runaway children. Based on interviews with homeless children and those in orphanages, Liz Swados’ musical interlaces songs about personal struggle and the world at large through the eyes of youth in New York City in the 70s. The show blends different musical styles from pop to hip-hop, jazz to reggae, while asking why children can’t remain children.



Teen Book Club

This book club is specially tailored to students from 7th grade up.

August 28th, 4pm

Readers’ choice of book!

Prepare a short “book-talk” to sell it (without giving away the ending)

September 11 & 25, 4 pm 

Selection: Ruby Red by Kerstin Geir

Read to page 160 for 09/11



Journaling Together 1st & 3rd Mondays

Join this group journaling workshop with writing exercises, a touch of art & optional sharing. E-mail Laurie to join or call 610.688.7092 ext. 200



Reading Excellence Award 

Tredyffrin Township Libraries are proud to offer a reading program for young adult readers! Young readers wishing to expand their reading lens beyond the United States and read “Around the World” should give it a try! Complete the program and receive a special award from the library. Yay you!



  • Rising 7th-12th grade students
  • Read at least seven books totaling 1000+ pages
    • Books must represent seven or more distinct countries, cultures, or regions
    • Each book must be of reasonable literary merit and by a unique author
    • At least 1 book must be from a non-U.S. author

If you are interested, please contact ldoan@ccls.org or 610.688.7092 x 200

“It always seems impossible until its done” -Nelson Mandela


Thank you to all who participated in the

PA Renaissance Fair Reading Program

For ages 18 & under Exploring the Renaissance culminates in free admission to the PA Ren Faire on August 19 or 20th. Enjoy the faire!

College Application Essay Night is on September 20th at 7:30!

Need help with a college application essay?

Please join us for our annual presentation by Marylyn E. Calabrese, Ph.D., writing coach and teacher.  She has helped thousands of students in preparing successful college application essays.

She is the former chairperson of the Conestoga High School English Department.  Her educational background includes an A.B. from Bryn Mawr College, an MAT from Wesleyan University, and a Ph.D. in Teaching Writing from the University of Pennsylvania.

This free presentation is a great help in getting started or polishing up college essay’s and those all important supplements! For more information about the class, contact Dr. Calabrese at writedrmec@aol.com.


Musical Theatre Camp is Coming in August! THE ROSTER IS FULL




Age: Middle School

2 weeks in August, tbd, 9-3pm

$265 for the full 2 weeks

Contact: Laurie Doan: 610.688.7092 x200, Ldoan@ccls.org


Thank you to the Conestoga High School Drama Club members for presenting: LAUGH, RUN, HELP, LOVE…AND OTHER WAYS TO GET NATURALLY HIGH! on November 6.

If you missed the program I have a few copies of the book left to give away call 610.688.7092 x200 or e-mail ldoan@ccls.org




Communities Talk:
Town Hall Meeting to Prevent Underage Drinking sponsored by SAMHSA, presented by local students,  and inspired by the book by Matt Bellace, PH.D.:  A Better High




Local Teens spread their wings!

Livvie Forbes celebrated her ‘Chronic’ album release at World Cafe Live

Livvie has helped raise funds for worthy causes through her performances at the library. I was at the World Cafe release to celebrate her debut album, “Chronic”  Read more here.


What Could YOU Do Here?








Booking for Spring/Summer 2017

The Tredyffrin Township Libraries teen advisory board is working to put together our winter/spring schedule with a variety of programs. If you or your group have an idea and are looking for a great setting for a teen event, please contact Laurie Doan Ldoan@ccls.org 610.688.7092 ext. 200 (photos Humans of Stoga Facebook page)

The Venue

The large room at Tredyffrin Public Library is a flexible space that can be set up for movie nights, a meeting space, or (extremely popular) a coffeehouse. Equipment includes: microphones, speakers, a mixer, computer, projector, screens, DVD Player, pipe and drape, folding tables, chairs, and kitchen.

Just in! A new lighting system which has been specifically designed for our versatile space and which the teens raised most of the money for!

Little Women

The cast of Little Women are all in college now. What could you do here?


Movie Nights

If you are interested in planning a movie night at Tredyffrin Public Library, contact ldoan@ccls.org or 610.688.7092 x 200.


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Thank you everyone who came out for Inkwell, the annual coffeehouse fundraiser hosted by The Folio, Conestoga’s literary magazine.

Books We Love

Discover new books on the Tredyffrin Teen Goodreads page!

Highlighted Books: Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Award Nominees

Conestoga High School is participating in the PA Young Reader’s Choice Awards. Read three of the nominated titles and vote for your favorite. Learn more about Stoga’s involvement in PYRCA.

Find your next favorite:

Cynthia Leitich Smith, author, has compiled resources including: US National, Canadian, and State Awards.

Vote now for the 2016 Teens’ Top Ten!

Teenreads Reviews and more!

Do you have a book that you loved that didn’t make the list? If so, e-mail Laurie Doan to add it to our Tredyffrin Teen goodreads page!