New Teen Book Club-next meeting Thursday, December 5 @ 5:30pm
Get in at the beginning of something brand new! Join the Port Moody Library’s first book and discussion group run by teens. Want to find some great books recommended by other teens? Share books you’ve read and loved?
Discover new books and authors and make some new friends. As the first members of the club, you will be instrumental in choosing a name, or not! Port Moody’s first Youth Poet Laureate, Megan Edmunds, will be a regular member of the club. Ask her about poetry writing and her experience as the Poet Laureate.
Meetings are held in the ParkLane Room. Drop in, no registration required. Suitable for ages 14-18 years. For information contact Karen Sharkey @ 604-469-4635 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Scary Story Contest Winners Announced
Read the scary results in the Tri City News http://www.tricitynews.com/community/176683831.html
The entries were in two age categories:
11 to 14 years
15 to 18 years.
Only residents of Coquitlam, Port Moody, Port Coquitlam, Anmore and Belcarra can submit stories.
Stories must be emailed as an MS Word attachment and/or as text inside the body of an email to:
email@example.com no later than Sunday, October 20. Submissions sent later than October 20 will not be considered.
Stories can be no longer than 500 words. (The title does not count towards the total)
Each story must include the following words: sepulchral, fathomless, unnerving
Writers must include their name, age, city of residence and phone number with their entries.
Each entry must be entirely original: written only by the author whose name is included with the story.
What do you win?
Winners in each age category will receive prizes valued at:
Some stories will also be published in the Tri City News. The annual Scary Story Contest is a partnership between Coquitlam Public Library, Port Moody Public Library and the Tri City News.
Volunteer opportunities for teens
Thank you fro your interest in volunteering at the library. Currently all volunteer spots are full. Please check back for more opportunities in the library and check our community links for other organizations that need volunteers.
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
Teens aged 16 and up can earn volunteer hours helping adults gain confidence with a variety of technologies such as tablets, computers and eBook readers. 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
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.
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.
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.
Reviews, author interviews and polls. You can also apply to write reviews for this site.
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.