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Slippery Rock Community Library was selected to host the national project, Future Ready for the Library, which focuses on college and career readiness for teens.  Read about it. ...

Read about the Pennsylvania Humanities Council’s Teen Reading Lounge Kick Off! ...

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                On September 18, 2018 Martin Library’s Teen Leadership committee hosted the Welcoming Week 2018, Cultural Jam: Teens Creating Community event. The event was co-hosted by The Matts Youth Center. Teens and their family members...

YA Authors, Contests and More On August 15th, School Library Journal is offering a FREE Virtual Conference, for teen and young adult services librarians, and educators from public and school library settings, as well as teen advisory groups, book clubs, and anyone who loves YA/teen...

Access the article, Community Partners Enhance Programs (opens as a pdf), written by Lisa Rand, Youth Service Coordinator at the Boyertown Library.  It was first published in VOYA Magazine June 2018. ...

Read about the Pennsylvania Humanities Council (PHC) Teen Reading Lounge   ...

Make Yourself Heard

Positive Civic and Social Engagement: Teens Find a Voice Martin Library was proud to host the second in a series of Teen Town Hall discussions on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018. This Town Hall empowered teens to find their voice and use it to make a positive difference in their community...

Best Buy Foundation is seeking local and regional nonprofit partners who offer out-of-school time programs that create hands-on access to technology education and tools that teens will need to be successful in their future schooling and careers. Programs should include hands-on...

A Teen Walks into a Library… In this FREE self-directed course, learners will gain a beginning level of understanding of working with teens in the library setting. The course is based on the Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA) 3Rs, from the book Connecting...

Membership is FREE for the Pennsylvania Statewide Afterschool Youth Development Program. With or without membership you can access reources of interest to libraries, a natural afterschool site! A search of the site leads to many other resources, such as the  Summer Reading Teen...