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Teens' community hub

Teen programs & events

Teen open space

Drop-in and hang out with friends, work on homework, read, or use the computers or Wi-Fi on your device. Teen open space is every weekday after school from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 3 to 5 p.m. on Fridays.

Teen ARC book club

Get your hands on the latest YA (Young Adult) titles before they're published! Join this club to read, review and keep the newest ARCs (Advanced Reading Copy). The ARC book club meets the last Monday of the month from 4 to 5 p.m. For teens in grades 8 to 12. Submit your book review online.

Open gaming

Stop by the second floor teen room Thursdays after school to play your favourite E or T-rated Switch and PS4 games. Want a game added to our collection? Talk to a librarian! For teens in grades 7 to 12.

Teen Creators Collective

A monthly program for arts-focused youth in grades 7 to 12 who want to broaden their creative skills and strengthen community connections with fellow teen creators. Each month, we explore a new theme. Check the calendar for upcoming dates.

Volunteer opportunities for teens

Sign up to be a tutor, help children with their reading skills or plan programming and events for other teens. Volunteer opportunities vary throughout the school year. Winter/Spring 2022 opportunities are listed below.

Teen ARC book reviewer (full for Spring 2022)

Want to get your hands on YA titles before they’re published? Become part of the Teen book club and get a chance to read, review and keep the newest ARCS! An interest in using social media to share book reviews would be a plus, but not required. This is a great opportunity to help spread the word about your favourite new books and help us recommend the best titles for teens. Held monthly on the last Monday of each from 4 – 5 p.m.

Teen Advisory Council (full for Spring 2022)

Develop your leadership skills while having fun helping to plan and promote virtual library programs and events for teens! You will get a chance to provide input on teen services and materials at the library. Meetings are the first and third Wednesdays of each month until June 15. A brief interview will be conducted upon registration. Meetings will be held virtually, with a possibility of some in-person meetings as the year progresses.

Read along (full for Spring 2022)

Become a buddy to students in grades 2-5, and work with them weekly to improve their reading skills! This volunteer opportunity will be virtual and held via Zoom.

General volunteer signup 

Register here if you are not able to sign up for a specific volunteer program, but you would still like to hear about any volunteer opportunities for youth in the community that we are able to pass along. New opportunities to volunteer at the library, or free opportunities in the community that teen volunteers may gain learning or experience from, will be announced here.

Register to learn about future opportunities

Read, watch, listen

Specially curated selections from our librarians

Regularly updated lists of books, magazines and movies organized by theme. These include physical items you can borrow from the library and digital items you can enjoy on your devices at home or on the go. Click on a book to learn more or choose your preferred format.