Teens

Teens (grades 7-12) are encouraged to make the most of the programs, materials and resources that the library offers. Come in and explore on your own, or ask a staff member for help.

 

Programs
Are you looking for fun, free activities to do on your own or with friends? We offer a variety of DIY, tech and gaming programs, as well as programs that are based on popular books, movies and TV shows.

 

Volunteer Opportunities
Do you need community service hours for school? Our Reading Buddies program pairs teens (grades 9-12) with children who need help with their reading. Help a child discover the joy of reading through fun stories and literacy based games. We are looking for volunteers for both the Brooklin Branch and the Central Library. If you speak French, we also have a French Reading Buddies program at the Central Library. There are two eight-week sessions each year, one in the Fall and the other in the Winter. Applications can be printed at home or picked up at the library. Please note: applying for this program does not guarantee you a spot. Suitable applicants will be contacted for an interview. Click on the appropriate link above to access an application form. These forms are also available at the Children's and Adult Information desk at Central or at the Brooklin branch.

 

Students in grades 7-12 can also volunteer as part of our Teen Advisory Group (TAG). As a TAG member, you will be able to have a say in what goes on at your library, assist with special events and programs and develop leadership skills. TAG runs from September to May. No registration required, just drop by a meeting to see what it’s all about.

TAG at Central meets on the second Wednesday of every month from 4-5 p.m.

TAG at Brooklin meets on the fourth Friday of every month from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

 

Resources                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Do you want to access our resources from the comfort of your home, or on the go? Our databases will help you find reputable resources for your school projects, and with a library card and Internet access, our e-books and e-audiobooks can be downloaded anytime, anywhere. We even have online magazinesdigital music and video tutorials.

 

 For more information about programs or services for teens, please email teenservices@whitbylibrary.ca or call 905-668-6531 ext. 2010.