The Whitby Public Library is a place for teens to hang out, check out popular books, movies and TV shows, as well as take part in programs geared towards their interests.

Programs and Events

There are a number of programs and events happening throughout the year at all three of our locations. To see a complete list of upcoming programs and events, check out our online calendar for those happening at the branch closest to you.


Volunteering at the Library 

Do you need community service hours or are looking to get involved at the library? There are a number of ways for teens (grades 7-12) to get involved in the library. 

Teen Leadership Council

Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to become a member of the Library’s Teen Leadership Council. If you’re in search of community service hours and want to help organize library events for other teens, drop by one of the board’s meetings. The group meets weekly in Program Room 1 at 4 p.m. Registration is not required; just drop-by Program Room 1 to join the group. For more information about the Teen Leadership Board contact Emily at esmith@whitbylibrary.ca.


Reading Buddies

Our Reading Buddies program pairs teens with children who need help with their reading. Help a child discover the joy of reading through fun stories and literacy based games. Volunteers are needed to run this program at the Central Library and the Brooklin Branch. And, if you speak French, the Central Library will be looking for volunteers to help run our French Reading Buddies. 

Central English Reading Buddies Application Form

Central French Reading Buddies Application Form

Brooklin English Reading Buddies Application Form


Class Visits 

Bring your class to the library or we can visit you. To set up a visit, contact askcaf@whitbylibrary.ca.


If you have any questions about youth services at the library, contact our Teen Services Librarian, Emily Smith at 905-668-6531 ext. 2013 or esmith@whitbylibrary.ca.