Summer at the Library: Teen Voices Festival at NYPL

Date and Time
Wednesday, August 7, 2024, 12 - 4 PM
End times are approximate. Events may end early or late.


Fully accessible to wheelchairs
For ages 13 to 18 years
Event Details

Graphic by Jing Wei showing teens walking, writing, and painting


Calling all teens! Join us at the Library's flagship location on Wednesday, August 7, for workshops, art exhibits, giveaways, and an afternoon of teen creativity—all free!

  • Hear from winners of NYPL's Freedom to Read writing contest
  • Take free storytelling and art workshops
  • Connect with organizations that publish teens
  • Check out artwork by NYC teens
  • Plus: Free giveaways including books, tote bags, and snacks

Event Schedule: coming soon!

Reserve your spot here!


Summer at the Library 2024

Join us on a journey of discovery all summer long at The New York Public Library! Discover free programs for kids and teens, events and activities for adults, reading recommendations, exhibitions, and much more. Plus, use your library card to book free passes at 90+ museums, gardens, and more across NYC. Find information and more:

Major support provided by the New York Life Foundation, the 2024 city-wide sponsor for the Summer Reading and Learning Programs.

Additional support is provided by Jane Lauder; The Rona Jaffe Foundation; New York Yankees Foundation; Montblanc; anonymous donors; and the continuing major support of the Andreas C. Dracopoulos Family Endowment for Young Audiences.

These programs and initiatives are part of the Library’s overall commitment to our branch patrons and education programs, led by the Merryl and James Tisch Director of Branch Libraries and Education. Major support for educational programming is provided by Merryl H. and James S. Tisch.

Illustrations by Jing Wei.

Assistive Listening and ASL
ASL interpretation and real-time (CART) captioning available upon request. Please submit your request at least two weeks in advance by emailing