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Upcoming Events for Teens

All programs postponed until further notice. Check in for updates as they become available. Thank you!

To sign up for programs, or to ask any questions about the Young Adult Department, please call 570-821-1959 or email reference@luzernelibraries.org.

Teen Night Schedule

Turkey Hand Art Contest

Get creative! Submit your best Turkey Hand Art for a chance at winning 1 of 3 $25.00 Michael’s Arts and Crafts gift cards plus some cool library swag. All ages welcome to participate. See official rules for more information. Submission deadline: November 19th, 2021.

Fall Painting Takeaway Craft

Paint your own Fall Tree Portrait. Kit includes: 5×7 canvas, paint, and step by step instructions. A limited number are available so grab yours today!

Virtual “Lost Osterhout Treasure Hunt”

All ages can learn and explore the library while stuck at home. Follow the clues to Elizabeth Osterhout’s hidden treasure.

Follow the link to start the hunt!



Test your STAR WARS knowledge! Are you a Padawan or Jedi Master?

For all ages. Follow the link provided.


Harry Potter Trivia Quiz

How well do you know your “Harry Potter” trivia? Give our quiz a chance to test your Potter knowledge.

Follow the link provided to see if you’re a  Wizard or a Muggle!

For all ages.


Attention Parents!

FREE Virtual After School Activity

Consider signing your child up for Steel City Codes. This program is dedicated to teaching kids from 4-8th grade how to program and code.

Scan the QR code to sign up or for more information go to: https://www.steelcitycodes.org/

ATTENTION: Teachers and Parents

The POWER Library OER Commons hub is designed to serve educators across the Commonwealth with high quality, customizable lesson plans, and other resources, that directly correlate Pennsylvania’s  content standards to the resources provided in POWER Library.

To find lesson plans, go to: https://www.oercommons.org/hubs/POWERLibrary 

Register and create your own account to contribute!

Attention: Teachers, Parents, and Students!

Famous horror writer, R.L Stine has released a free downloadable guide to help young writers. Get tips and tricks from a master! There’s nothing scary about writing.



FREE instructor-led, online computer programming courses available to Luzerne County resident students (Grades 6-12) and post graduates. 💻

Register today at: www.nepaworksproject.com

Book Lists

YALSA Booklists

Volunteering at the Library

Dozens of volunteers, from teens to seniors, are critical to the Library. They work in all the locations and perform vital jobs. As valued members of the Osterhout team, volunteers learn about our many programs and they’re constantly exposed to ideas, books, book lovers, and authors. It’s a great way to serve your community while meeting interesting people and expanding your horizons.

To Volunteer

To learn how you can get in on the action – and the benefits of volunteering at the Osterhout Free Library, please call us at 570.823.0156. Thank you for your support of the Osterhout Free Library.

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