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Volunteer opportunities for teens

Book Buddies

Teens aged 14 years and older can volunteer to be a mentor to a young reader and help them improve their reading skills. Our Book Buddies program pairs trained teen mentors with students in grades 2 to 4. Teens encourage kids to read using great books, fun literacy games and activities in a relaxed and safe group environment.
»  Book Buddies volunteer information handout 
»  Teen volunteer application form

Tech Café

Teens aged 16 and up can earn volunteer hours helping adults gain confidence with a variety of technologies such as tablets and computers. Teens will work one-to-one with individuals in a group setting to teach basic use of these technologies and troubleshoot simple technology issues. All volunteers receive training, and learn customer services and instructional skills in a safe, supervised group setting.
»  Tech Cafe volunteer information handout
»  Teen volunteer application form

Homework help

Looking for online help in a particular subject?
•  Our Teen eResources page has lots of great databases and recommended websites to help you find answers.

Ask a librarian
•  Librarians can assist with school assignments and homework questions.
•  Whenever the library is open, there is a librarian at the Information Desk who can help you in person.
•  Or, try our online Ask a librarian service. Make sure to tell us: your grade; subject area; assignment question
   (exact wording is helpful); and places you have already looked for an answer.

BC key study guides
The library has copies of the BC key study guides for all grades and subjects in the teen non-fiction section.

Study space
Cramming for a test? Writing a paper? We have quiet and group study space with access to computer outlets.  

Find a good book

Browse our collection
Graphic novels, fiction, music, audiobooks, non-fiction – we have it all. Are we missing something? Let us know! Suggest a purchase. We value your feedback.

Teen booklists
Our top recommendations conveniently organized by grade level and genre.
»  Grade 6 & 7 booklist
»  Grade 8 & 9 booklist
»  Grades 10 to 12 booklist

Online book reviews

Reading Rants: Out of the Ordinary Teen Booklists! 
With lists like “Historical Fiction for Hipsters,” “Nailbiters” and “Slacker Fiction,” you’re guaranteed to find a one-of-a-kind read.

Teenreads.com
Reviews, author interviews and polls. You can also apply to write reviews for this site.

Read online

TumbleReadables 
Fiction, classics and Shakespeare plays to read or listen to on your computer.

Library to Go
A great selection of eBooks and eAudiobooks you can download to your computer, eReader, MP3 player, or mobile device. And it includes new releases! Find more information on our eBook page.

 

Last updated: 25/07/2014 3:50:45 PM