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Check out our Young Adult collection that includes print and audio materials in the library, and e-materials ready for download 24-7. Book Lists are available with suggestions for your next read and library staff are available to assist with finding just the right materials for you. With monthly programs for students in 6th – 12th grade and weekly programs during the Teen Summer Reading club (June – August), bring a friend and find your next read or attend a program at the library!


Teen Artist-in-Residence

We are so excited to welcome Alayna Rodner as our inaugural Teen Artist in Residence!

Alayna is a rising Senior at Owen J. Roberts High School who hopes to continue her artistic journey by attending art school when she graduates next year. She typically works in oil and watercolor paints, and charcoal. Her work can be seen at Ludwig’s Corner Hardware Store in Chester Springs. She is a past-president of her high school’s art club and an officer/president of her school’s chapter of the National Art Honors Society. Alayna’s favorite types of art include contemporary realism, especially when created with watercolor and oil paints such as the works of Nick Alm, and abstracted realism.

As part of her residency she will be leading a figure drawing workshop and will be creating “in-studio” around the library on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 9:30am to 3pm beginning July 10. Alayna will hold a Figure Drawing workshop in August, details to be announced soon and the residency will conclude with a show of her work. Keep your eye on our Event calendar for more information!

The Chester County Library Teen Artist in Residence Summer Program provides an opportunity for teen artists to create inspiring work, advocate for the arts, and share their amazing talents with the community. The selected teen artist will hold regular studio hours at the library allowing the artist to create on-site sharing their creative process with library patrons as well as lead a workshop for youth in the community. The residency will culminate with a show of the teen artist’s work.

The Teen Artist in Residence program is open to Chester County teens currently in grades 9-12. Our ideal candidate is passionate about creating and wants to connect and share their passion with others. The teen artist does not need to have any formal art training or coursework.


Books for Teens

YA Classics Remixed
YA Time Travel Loop
For Teen Fans of The Last of Us
YA Books to Movies


Teen Programs

The Teen Library Crew has dedicated monthly programs for students in 6th – 12th grade and weekly programs during the Teen Summer Reading club (June – August). Students in grades 6 -12 can attend Teen Library Crew events and meet new friends, learn a new craft, do community service, or think about college and jobs! Something new every month.