What are your favorite books of 2019?
Voting is now open for the Teens’ Top Ten trough the American Library Association.
25 of the year’s best books have been chosen & it’s up to you to help narrow it down to the best 10! Will it be Neal Shusterman’s Thunder Head or Tomi Adeymi’s Children of Blood and Bone? Check out the top 25 & let your voice be heard.
Voting closes October 15, 2019.
Programs & Events
Find out what makes a successful college application essay during Tredyffrin Public Library’s free presentation with Marylyn Calabrese, Ph.D., writing coach and former head of the English Department at Conestoga High School.
The essentials of successful essays
How to individualize your essay
What to avoid
The difference between an essay and a story
Dr. Calabrese will share examples of past student essays, original and revised. She has helped thousands of area students hone their writing skills and reveal more about themselves in their college essays.
Come learn how to code and change the world!
First meeting: Saturday, September 14 from 11:00 – 12:00
The club is will meet for 15 Sessions from September 14 to December 21, 2019
A parent or adult will need to attend the 1st meeting to assist with online
enrollment. A valid email address is required to access online tutorials.
Note: the club is free and open to 6th to 12th grade girls. To find out more
about Girls Who Code check out www.girlswhocode.com
STEM education and career exploration by bringing technology mentors and cutting-edge resources into the classroom.
UIF Technology Mentoring Program Director, Chris Diantonio and teachers from UIF will walk middle school students through 3 projects.
TEEN KPOP DANCE CREW
If you’re interested in the next session, contact Laurie Ldoan@ccls.org or 610-688-7092 x 200
Love Kpop music? Haven’t danced before? No problem. Got some dance experience under your belt? Awesome! We work together to learn Kpop choreography and jam to the hottest Kpop songs, in a supportive, non-competitive environment.
Make a bookmark and take it or leave it!
Materials available in the teen department. Thank you for the one’s you’ve left for us!
Teen Book Club
This book club is specially tailored to students from 7th grade up. 2nd and 4th Monday’s of the month
Journaling Together (with a side of event planning and poster making)
Join this group journaling workshop with writing exercises, art & optional sharing. 1st and 3rd Monday’s of the month.
Please contact Laurie Doan at LDOAN@CCLS.ORG or 610-688-7092 x 200 to sign up or for more information on these and other teen programs at Tredyffrin Public Library
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 610.688.7092 x 200
“It always seems impossible until its done” -Nelson Mandela
PA Renaissance Fair Reading Program
Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire 2019, August 17th or 18th, 2019
Laurie has a few extra tickets for complimentary admission to the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire for ages 5-18. The Reading Program ticket will NOT be accepted any other Faire day than August 17th or 18th, 2019. E-mail Ldoan@ccls.org or call 610.688.7092 x200
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 email@example.com
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!
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.
What Could YOU Do Here?
Booking for Fall
The Tredyffrin Township Libraries teen advisory board is working to put together our fall 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 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: stage, lights, microphones, speakers, a mixer, computer, projector, screens, DVD Player, pipe and drape, folding tables, chairs, and kitchen.
The cast of Little Women are all in college now. What could you do here?
If you are interested in planning a movie night at Tredyffrin Public Library, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 610.688.7092 x 200.
Get ready for your permit test by taking these free practice tests! Plus, find resources and answers to all your questions.
The Teen Department
Books We Love
Highlighted Books: Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Award Nominees
For Young Adults:
For Middle Schoolers:
Find your next favorite:
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!