We are following protocols set by the CDC and the American Library Association for quarantining library materials. Any returned materials will be quarantined for 72 hours before being checked in. This quarantine procedure is being used throughout the Chester County Library System.
Because Coronavirus can live on surfaces for longer than 72 hours, the library recommends taking additional precautions to limit the spread of Covid-19 which may include quarantining items brought in to your home for longer than 72 hours, hand washing after handling any material, and using disinfectant to clean surfaces.
Stacking is used for books in quarantine and on our shelves. There is new information about stacking and its ability to prolong the survivability of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It is recommended you take additional precautions at home.
Sign up now for our “Shakespeare in Isolation” workshop!
Teen Command Performance Wed. Dec 30th, 4pm
A note from your librarian-
Hi Everyone! It’s Laurie, your librarian and sometime stage hand.
Although I’m not royalty or a head of state, I feel I can Command a Performance because I missed going to the school concerts this year.
I’m planning a casual event for friends and family where teens can present a piece of music or a short monologue or a reading or a joke or just say hello.
Maybe 3-5 minutes of fun or music or a serious heartfelt message that will make us cry. It’s teens’ choice.
If you need help with a little recorded piano music, please let us know.
I’m excited to see what you’ve been up to!
Date: Wed., Dec. 30th
Please e-mail me to rsvp and I’ll send you a link for the Zoom event. Let me know who’ll be performing. Family groups would be really fun so feel free to have your family join in the performance!
We are extremely fortunate to be able to offer-
College Essay Help for High School Seniors:
Marylyn E. Calabrese, Ph.D., writing coach and teacher, has generously volunteered her time to help students work on their essay writing skills while the library is closed. Dr. Calabrese 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.
For seniors only, Dr. Calabrese is available at no charge for those who want to get started on their college application essays. She has helped thousands of students in preparing successful college application essays!
For information: e-mail Dr. Calabrese at WRITEDRMEC@AOL.COM
Roundtable Discussion for teens moves online! We will be discussing current events. We meet mainly on Fridays at 9pm. To join the group, email Laurie LDOAN@CCLS.ORG
Nick runs a fun Jackbox game night! No experience necessary.
To join the group, email Laurie Ldoan@ccls.org
Where in the world will you go?
Spring 2020 – Free College Admissions Workshop Moves Online
UNDERSTANDING AND DEMYSTIFYING COLLEGE ADMISSIONS
What does the college admissions landscape look like today? How can you match interests, abilities, values and karma with the right college? How does a college admissions committee operate and for what are they really looking? What are the current trends and hot topics in college admissions? And just how are you supposed to pay for it all…?
Workshop Leader: Wynnewood Resident Cigus “He knows stuff” Vanni
Former Assistant Dean of the College and Admissions Counselor, Swarthmore College, 1980’s-1990’s;
Former Director of Counseling, Bishop Eustace Preparatory School, Pennsauken, NJ, 1996-2001;
Lead Counselor, Cherry Hill High School West, Cherry Hill, NJ, 2002-2016; now retired and helping locally
Contact Cigus Vanni at email@example.com for questions
*Sessions are sponsored by The Tredyffrin Township Libraries and are intended to augment—
rather than supplant or substitute for—high school counseling efforts
WIDE OPEN SCHOOL
Check out NBA Denver Nuggets player Mason Plumlee shares his stuck-at-home workout, plus some fun games you can set up with ordinary household items.
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! We’ll need more when we re-open!
Teen Book Club
This book club is looking for suggestions of books for teens. Which ones do you love? E-mail Laurie Doan at LDOAN@CCLS.ORG and I’ll post them here!
Journaling Together (the online version)
Join this group journaling workshop with writing exercises, art & optional sharing.
Space is limited. 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 to mark your commitment.
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 by a unique author
At least 3 books 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
We’ll see you in 2021
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?
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!