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Summer Reading - Unmasked!

Summer Reading

Sign up for Summer ReadingDownload and Print Reading Lists by GradeFind events to do this summer

Sign up today for the Teen Summer Reading Program, "Unmasked" - click on create your profile to get started!

MCPL Teens

Teen Talk!: Ball Don't Lie by Matt de la Peña

Sticky hasn't had the perfect life but he is now on the cusp of an exciting basketball future  One impulsive decision could ruin it all.  What happens to Sticky?  Read Ball Don't Lie by Matt de la Peña to find out!

Teens' Top Ten

The 2015 Teens' Top Ten Nominees have been announced!

Readers ages 12 - 18 will vote for the Teens' Top Ten online between August 15 and Teen Read Week.  The winners will be announced the week after Teen Read Week.

Teen Events


Connect with MCPL

Connect with MCPL.

FIT Financially Independent Teens Boot Camp 2015

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Experts from the Financial Literacy Organization for Women and Girls will provide this unique and age appropriate workshop of financial tips for young women and men ages 13-17.

Attendees must commit to attending four days of programing at one participating branch. Due to limited space, registration is open to teens who have not previously attended the FLOW Financial Boot Camp program at MCPL.

Dates of programming:
Bethesda: July 6-9
Praisner: July 13-16
Rockville: July 20-23
Gaithersburg: July 27-30

Hours of programming:
Hours: 9:30 am - 12 pm

Register now.

Summer of Safety

Summer of Safety

Chevy Chase Library 50th Anniversary Essay & Art Contest

Chevy Chase Library

Imagine what Chevy Chase Library will look like in 2065!  Or imagine what Chevy Chase looked like when it opened in 1965!

Write an essay or draw a picture about the Chevy Chase Library of the past, present, or future.

Deadline for submissions is August 15, 2015.


  • Submission will be judged on originality, creativity and effectiveness in conveying the stated message. 
  • One submission per person in art and one in essay; essay no more than 500 words; art work no larger than 8 ½ x 11.”
  • Winner will be selected from three age categories:  age 7 and under, ages 8-11, and ages 12-18
  • Winners will be notified by phone or email. 
  • Winning essays/artwork will be posted at the branch. 
  • Prizes will be announced. 
  • All entries become the property of the Montgomery County Public Library and may be used in whole or in part for promotional purposes.

Mail or deliver your submission with the contest form to the Chevy Chase Library.

Youth Cruiser SmarTrip® Cards

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Youth Cruiser SmarTrip® card for residents ages 18 years and younger can be purchased at all MCPL branches for $2.00 to use on Montgomery County’s Ride On bus system

Proof of age and County residence is required to obtain a Youth Cruiser SmarTrip® card.  Riders or their parents must purchase the card in person.  Learn more.

Free YA Audiobook Downloads

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Download free YA audiobooks from SYNC!  

Two audiobooks are free to download every week from May 7 - August 13.  You can sign up for email or text alerts now.

The Many Reasons Why the Library Is Great for Teens

Videos created by Shannon Farney, Office of Cable and Broadband Services, in collaboration with MCPL's Teen Advisory Group.