Upper St. Clair Township

Teen Library Services

Welcome to the Upper St. Clair Township Library Teen Department!
Upper St. Clair Township Library offers the following services for tweens and teens:

Tween & Teen Book Bundle - Copy
Looking for a great book? Request a curated book bundle today!

Tween & Teen Library Programs
Check out some of the library classes and programs for teens and tweens! 
Programs for Teens

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Student Volunteer Information

Students going into grades 6-12 are able to volunteer for the USC Township Library this summer. Interested students must apply. Use the link below to access the volunteer application. If you were

QUESTIONS? Email the Kids & Teens Library.

At-Home Volunteer Opportunities are available all of the time!
 Any student in grades 5-12 may complete any of the following opportunities. Please follow the instructions below to sign up for these unique volunteer opportunities.

Write a Book Review - 1 Hour of Service Per Review
Have you read a good book lately? Write a 200-500 word review to share on a blog which will be linked to the Teen Library website. Make sure that your review emphasizes why the book was a good read and is not an essay about the book. Upload your review here.

Write a Movie Review - 1 Hour of Service Per Review

Have you seen a good movie lately? Write a 200-500 word review to share on a blog which will be linked to the Teen Library website. Make sure that your review emphasizes why the movie was a good read and is not an essay about the movie.  Upload your review here.

Create a Video for Upper St. Clair Township Library YouTube Channel - 5 to 10 Hours of Service Per Video
Showcase your talents, teach a new skill, and use your video production skills to create a video that will be showcased on the Library's YouTube channel. Click on the links below for more information:
Create a Video Tutorial
Create a Share a Skill Video
Reimagined Readers Theater
Musical Instrument Show & Tell
Create a Visual Book Review

Create Your Own Volunteer Opportunity!
Do you have an idea for a virtual volunteer opportunity or in-person class/program? Contact Miss Colleen using the link below to share your idea and she will help you bring it to life! Student volunteer the Math and Science Moments Video opportunity was developed. Be creative and innovative! All ideas will be entertained. Email Miss Colleen for more information.

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Teen Booklists
Looking for a book that's just right? Look no further than the Library's curated booklists.

Middle Grade Must Reads - 5th-6th Grade
Adventure, Mystery & Scary Stories
Fantasy & Science Fiction
Historical Fiction
Real Life (Fiction)

Middle School Must-Reads - 7th & 8th Grade
Adventure, Mystery/Thriller & Scary Stories
Fantasy & Science Fiction
Historical Fiction & Narrative Non-Fiction
Real Life (Fiction)

Social & Emotional Growth Through Novels (4th-7th Grade)
Accepting One Another & Being Empathetic | Changing Friendships | Coping During Tough Times & Being Resilient
Dealing with Bullies & Teasing | Family Matters | Feeling Good About Yourself & Books with Pride
Getting Along with Others | Making Good Choices | Mourning a Loss 

Social & Emotional Learning Through Teen Novels (Ages 13+)
Family Matters | Mourning a Loss | Pride
Relationships, Friendships, Bullying & Dating | Responsible Decision Making
Self-Awareness & Confidence | Social Awareness

Top High School Reads - 9th-12th Grades
Adventure, Mystery & Thriller
Fantasy, Supernatural & Science Fiction
Historical Fiction & Narrative Non-Fiction
Real Life (Fiction)

Tween Reads - Authors A-L
Tween Reads - Authors M-Z

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Teen E-Resources
Utilize the e-resources of the Allegheny County Library Association in addition to Upper St. Clair Township Library sponsored online resources.
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E-Books & More

Check out Upper St. Clair Township Library's YouTube channel. You'll find student volunteer created content, recordings of library programs and more.
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Library Resources For Tweens & teens
Check out some of the other resources Upper St. Clair Township Library has to offer!

Learn about trades schools, apprenticeships, and other alternatives to traditional four-year colleges and universities.College Alternatives
Looking for a different career pathway than a traditional four-year college or university? Check out the Library's curated listing of college alternatives. You'll find links to career guidance, local trades and alliances, and recommended area trade schools.

RAD Pass LogoRAD Pass
The RAD Pass provides Allegheny County residents ages 18 and up with access to free or discounted passes to cultural attractions in our region with a library card from any Allegheny County library. This program is made possible with generous support from the Allegheny Regional Asset District, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, New Hazlett Theater, Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Opera, and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

Related LinksRelated Links
Explore a curated list of recommended research tools, websites and resources for advice.

Games, Puzzles & More (1)Board Games
Access the Library catalog's listing of board games for all ages. Board games are able to be checked-out for a 3-week loan period.

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USC Library Email Sign-Up

Upper St. Clair Library Teen Library Services
  • Library classes, programs and events for tweens and teens (5th-12th grade)
  • Link to Virtual Teen Programs page
  • eLibrary, eResources and other online resources
  • Virtual and online programs for tweens and teens
  • Student volunteer information
  • Reading program information including: Summer 2021 (via Beanstack), Teen Activity Challenge
  • College alternative links including: resources from the Consortium for Public Education (Career Journeys and Snack & Learn programs); PA Chamber's Bringing PA Back/Start the Conversation career resources (33 Most In-Demand Careers in PA, Career Calculator, Mike Rowe's Works Foundation scholarship information); New Century Careers information; New Horizon's Computer Learning Centers training and certification programs.
  • Age appropriate book lists for tweens and teens (series and sequels in the library, middle-grade readers, middle school-aged readers, high school-aged readers)
  • Related links to research tools, recommended websites and homework help
  • Crazy Cake & Cake Pops Recipe
  • Recycled Book Page Rose Instructions
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