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Upcoming Events for Teens

Teen/ YA Book Tasting – November 29th, 5:00 – 6:30PM

Holiday Bingo Party – December 13th, 5:00 – 6:30PM

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

Teen/ YA Book Tasting

“Taste” from a variety of books. Sample different genres to add to your read pile. Cookies and Hot Cocoa provided!

Weds. November 29th, 2023

5:00 -6:30PM

3rd Floor Meeting Room

Holiday Bingo Party!

Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, don’t think twice! Join us for a festive fun night of prizes, sweet treats, hot cocoa and a holiday movie!

Weds. December 13th, 2023

5:00 -6:30PM

Reading Room

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: 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!


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

Thank you to our Sponsors

We’d like to thank our wonderful sponsors, Bedrock Environmental, for supporting our new Young Adult/ Teen fiction this year!

We’d also like to thank: The Luzerne Foundation, Jacobi Capital Management, Pamela & Michel Lacroix, M&T Bank, Erwine Home Health & Hospice, and the McGowan-Martin Family, for supporting our Young Adult/ Teen Computer Space!



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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