Category Archives: TEEN INTERESTS

Dungeons and Dragons

Fridays: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Dungeons and Dragons is open to 6-12th graders. Come for fun gameplay and camaraderie. Please register online for each session you wish to join. If you have questions, please contact Annika Sundberg at


Tween Lounge & Teen Lounge

Tween Lounge
Teen Lounge

Tween Lounge is for students in grade 6-8, and  open on the 4th Wednesday of the month from 3-5 pm. Video games, tabletop games, and art supplies all available to Middle Schoolers. No registration needed.

Teen Lounge is for high school students, and open on Thursdays from 3-5 pm.  Play Playstation games (including online games like Overwatch and Fortnite), tabletop games such as Munchkin and 5-Minute Dungeon, or utilize our art supplies to create. Be sure to look at the books at the front of the room and check out what you like! No registration needed.

Adulting for Teens

High school-aged teens are invited to register. Learn important information about how to get by in life.  Topics range from financial wellness, car care to apartment hunting. These courses are meant to allow teens to start adult life knowing as much as they can. It will be fun–we promise! REGISTER online, or call the library at (717) 533-6555. If you have questions, contact Annika Sundberg at

Dates, times and topics vary each month.

In the Middle

  • Campaigning and politics are for teens, too.

About In the Middle – This is a program for kids in grade 6 and up.  Register to join themed programs of art and writing projects.

Facilitator – Suze Moll (Art) and Annika Sundberg (Writing).

Times – 3:00 pm to -4:30 pm  on the 2nd and 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Please register online for each session.

Websites for Teens


Find websites for technology interests, writing and art contests, fashion, music and other media recommendations, world current affairs and reading suggestions.

TED ideas worth spreading – global issues.

GC3 – activities and information on careers for girls in science and technology. – 10 cool websites for music, writing, bond with math fanatics, how to stand out, how to make a difference. – websites for teens, and what they want to know: includes fashion, games, and music.

NoveList Plus – looking for ideas on fiction and nonfiction read – alikes? (log in with your Hershey Public Library card). – 12 awesome websites for music, science, careers, games, news,  networking for saving the planet, and more.

Pomegranate Words – links to several writing contests for teens including Ray Bradbury Creative Writing Contest, Kids-in-Print Book Contest, and MISFITS Writing Contest.

Teen Ink – variety of writing contests including cover art contests, poetry contests, fiction writing contests, and environment writing contests.

Teen Health

Find links to trusted websites on many health and wellness related issues.

Penn Sate Milton S. Hershey Medical Center – Growth and development. Puberty and adolescent health information from acne to vitamins.

Pennsylvania’s Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs – links to support services and resources for information on youth substance abuse.


TeensHealth – Health issues affecting teens’ mind and body. Hot topics. Tips for life. Expert answers on multiple health issues.

Teen Health & Wellness – Website that provides answers on subjects from Body Basics, Diversity,  Drugs and Alcohol, and Eating Disorders to Sexuality and Sexual Health, and Skills for School, Work, and Life.

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Young adults or a parent/guardian looking for advice and information? See what is available in the online catalog, and links to Internet sites you might find helpful.

Click the image to select a non-fiction title.  Also, find digital downloads in OverDrive. Information on Gay Rights can be found in our Reference eBook collection. (Log in your Hershey Public Library card.)

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Websites to browse for information

10 Tips for Parents of a Gay, Lesbian,  Bisexual or Transgender Child

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Teens: Facts for Teens and Their Parents

Transgender/Inclusion Advocacy & Information

LGBTQIA Resource Center Glossary 


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