Teen Events at the Library


Huntingdon Valley, PA, April 1, 2015: The Huntingdon Valley Library is excited to kick off the spring with new teen events!

Teen bingoFirst, teens can come and enjoy After-Hours Bingo on April 24th at 5:30 pm. This event is open to teens ages 12-18, and will include a cookie bar and prizes upstairs in the 2nd Floor Community Room.

Also, with so much pressure to keep up academically and socially, the Huntingdon Valley Library is offering teens the opportunity to interact in a no-stress book club that focuses on a love of literature and the humanities.

TRL datesThrough a competitive grant from the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, the Library is excited to host Teen Reading Lounge, an interactive book club designed exclusively for teens ages 14-18.

The Library chose Henna House, a coming-of-age story by local author Nomi Eve, as the program’s featured book. Teens who attend the program will receive a free copy.

Teens have a few opportunities to participate in the Teen Reading Lounge:

  • On April 15th from 6:30-8:30 pm, the Library will host a book discussion about Henna House, and the teens will have the opportunity to make dream catchers.
  •  On April 22nd from 7-9 pm, teens will participate in a creative workshop where they will MEET AUTHOR Nomi Eve, as well as have to opportunity to experience henna applied by a professional henna artist.
  •  On May 27th from 6:30-8:30 pm, the Library will host a workshop about dreams and their role in literature, and will feature guest speaker Ken Kaplan.

The Teen Reading Lounge is open to all teens ages 14-18. No special knowledge is required to participate. Refreshments will be served.

To register and pick up a free copy of the book, please contact the Library at 215-947-5138.

 Teen Reading Lounge was created for public libraries by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council to encourage teens – the next generation of Pennsylvania’s library community – to read and talk about literature that matters to them. Through informal book discussion and individual projects, libraries foster creativity in teens and expand on critical thinking skills learned in the classroom. In addition, teens learn to value the role their library plays in offering fun, relevant programs. This program is funded by the Department of Education’s Office of Commonwealth Libraries.


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