Tredyffrin Teen Programs

Programs & Events


SPRING BREAK 2019 Media Workshop for 7th Grade and Up

UIF REC Studio and the Tredyffrin Library Present a 2-day Media Workshop on April 16-17,  10am to 3pm

Have you ever wanted to produce your own video content, short film, documentary, or vlog but not sure how or where to start? This 2-day workshop will help you shoot and edit your own material within hours.

The 2-day workshop is open to students in Grade 7 and older.

Space is limited to 12 students and workshops will take place at UIF REC Studio on Day 1 and at Strafford Library on Day 2. See below for complete info and address.

Day 1: The fundamentals of shooting, framing, interviewing, and storytelling. You will put your newfound skills to the test by recording your very own footage.

Day 2: An introduction to editing. You will learn how to edit your footage with clips, text, and royalty free music.

Register here:

Event Timing: April 16-17, 2019

Day 1 Event Address: 108 E. Lancaster Ave. C-3 Wayne, PA 19087

Day 2 Event Address: 582 Upper Gulph Rd, Strafford, PA 19087

Workshop Hours: 10:00am to 3:00pm with Lunch break at 12:30pm

For more information about the workshop: or ldoan@ccls.or

Learn more and sign up here


SPRING BREAK 2019 Circuits & Programming workshop

April 18 from 12:30 – 3:30 pm for middle school

UIF Technology Mentoring Program Director, Chris Diantonio will walk middle school students through the Stop Light Arduino Project

Registration here



2019 Understanding and Demystifying College Admissions Sundays, March 31, April 7 and April 14, 3 – 4:30 PM

Find out how you can match your interests, abilities, values and karma with the right college in this series of workshops to explore how the college admissions process works. Topics covered will include how to select a college; what colleges seek from their applicants; college admissions tests and requirements; hot topics and trends in admissions; and financial aid. This informative and fun workshop is led by an experienced college counselor and former college admissions officer and dean, Cigus Vanni. FREE TO ALL NO CHARGE YOU COULD EVEN WIN COLLEGE T-SHIRTS AND SWEATSHIRTS!

No registration necessary.



Girls Who Code Club Spring Session

March 23 to May 18.  We will start the club on the 23rd at 11:30. All other club sessions will be from 11-12. We will hold the graduation on May 19th.

This exciting & free program is geared for 6 – 12 grade girls to use computer science to impact their communities & join a sisterhood of supportive peers & role models.

A valid email and parent is required at the beginning of the first club for enrollment.


College Application Essay Class with Marylyn E. Calabrese, Ph.D                 

All proceeds from the class go to the Tredyffrin Library.

Need help with a college application essay?

 Come to the Tredyffrin Library this summer for a class with 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.

The class will take place from 12-3 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday during the week of June 17, 2019. The cost is $200.  All proceeds go to the Tredyffrin Library.  Space will be limited so that students can have individual feedback on their drafts.  Please contact Laurie Doan at or 610-688-7092 x 200 to let her know if you’re interested in this class. For more information, please contact Dr. Calabrese at


Is full for this session but if you’re interested in the next session, contact Laurie 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.
We meet on Fridays from 5:00 – 6:00pm. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Contact Laurie to sign up!


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

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Read to page 50 for March 25

Journaling Together

1st & 3rd Mondays,

Join this group journaling workshop with writing exercises, art & optional sharing.


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 or 610.688.7092 x 200

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


PA Renaissance Fair Reading Program

Check back next summer!



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




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!

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.


What Could YOU Do Here?








Booking for Winter/Spring


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 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 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

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.  See previous Stoga PYRCA winners.

Read more about the 2019 – 2020 selections.

Find your next favorite:

Book finder from the Young Adult Library Services Association 

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!