Tredyffrin Teen Programs

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

Writing the WOW! College Application Essay, Thursday, September 26, 7:30 pm

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.

Find out:

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.


Girls Who Code Club Fall Session

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

In the works: TECHNOLOGY MENTORING PROGRAM with UIF, October 17, November 14, December 5, 4-5pm

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.


History Roundtable: History Overlooked, October 19th, 5:30-6:30pm

Each student has 5 minutes of uninterrupted time to discuss their take on the  topic. Then, other students may react to the comments that have been expressed. Pizza dinner included. RSVP to prepare 5 minutes on a topic or to attend only for discussion. (If you want to speak but need an idea for a topic, just ask!)


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.

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 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 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




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 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 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: 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?

Little Women



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.

The Teen Department

We offer comfortable seating and good lighting for reading the books we hope youll love too!



Books We Love

Highlighted Books: Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Award Nominees

For Young Adults:


For Middle Schoolers:

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!