Volunteer opportunities for teens
Thank you for 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.