just for

teens

There's always something to do at the Library! Bring your love of reading, STEM, Legos, wizardry, you name it — and connect with like minds as you create and explore.

& tweens

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Events & Meet-Ups

Grades 6-12

Classmates in the Library

Teens & Tweens Tuesday

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LED BY: Shannon and Enya (Library Staff)

FREE TO ATTEND • No RSVP Required

  • COVID-19 UPDATE: This program is not currently being offered due to COVID-19. We will update this page when we are able to safely offer this program again.

  • In-House activities centered around arts and crafts, STEM projects, watching movies, and playing games

  • Open to teens and tweens grades 6-12

  • Snacks and drinks provided

  • Contact Shannon at smontgomery@ccls.org for details

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Teen Advisory Board

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LED BY: Shannon and Enya (Library Staff)

FREE TO ATTEND • No RSVP Required

  • Special COVID-19 Format: Currently, this group features periodic virtual sessions hosted in Zoom, focusing on mental health and social connections (less on volunteering due to COVID-19).

  • Open to all teens ages 15-18

  • Teens get service hours for being involved, and get to have a say on what the library offers for patrons their age!

  • Pizza and drinks provided

  • Contact Shannon at smontgomery@ccls.org for details

 

Reading & Resources

NextReads

Get book titles based on your interests sent right to your email! Includes a link to the CCLS catalog for easy reserving.

POWERTeens

Full-text research, collections of photographs and documents, a statewide catalog of materials from libraries in Pennsylvania, and Chat with a Librarian!

Our Favorites

A list of our favorite websites for teens, curated just for you by CCLS staff.

 

Local Trips & Passes

WCPL can loan families free or discounted passes to several local attractions. Each of the passes gives entry to 2-5 persons in the same family!

RESERVE A PASS: Call 610-696-7985 to speak with a staff member and reserve a pass today. Passes are limited and are issued on a first-come, first-served basis.

NOW OFFERING PASSES TO:

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Academy of Natural Sciences

Founded in 1812, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is a leading natural history museum! They are dedicated to advancing research, education, and public engagement in biodiversity and environmental science. Explore this attraction for exhibits on wildlife, butterflies, dinosaurs, and all things natural!

Visitor Information at https://ansp.org/

Image courtesy of Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, www.ansp.org

Chester County History Center

Chester County History Center

Founded in 1893, the Chester County History Center (formerly the Chester County Historical Society) is the official county history museum, education center, and repository of Chester County, PA. Visit their permanent and rotating exhibits in a 56,000 square foot history center in downtown West Chester, featuring locally crafted Grandfather Clocks, furniture from the early 1700s, over 200 quilts, and a historic clothing collection dating from the 1700s to today!

Visitor Information at http://www.chestercohistorical.org/

Image courtesy of Chester County Historical Society, www.chestercohistorical.org/

Longwood Gardens Conservatory

Longwood Gardens

A world-famous garden attraction right here in Chester County, Longwood Gardens are a 'living expression' of what founder Pierre S. du Pont loved and found beautiful. Catch an awe-inspiring fountain show, stroll through beautiful gardens blooming differently in every season, see a holiday light extravaganza, and experience a variety of fun educational programming.

Visitor Information at https://longwoodgardens.org/

Image courtesy of Longwood Gardens, www.longwoodgardens.org

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West Chester Public Library

415 N. Church Street
West Chester, Pennsylvania 19380

Main Desk: (610) 696-1721

Children's Desk: (610) 696-7985

Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays 10:00am—5:00pm

Tuesdays, Thursdays 11:00am—6:00pm
Wednesdays 12:00pm—7:00pm

Closed Sundays

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