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Check out our Teen Scene Tumblr where you will find information about library programs, book news and recommendations, fanart, DIY and maker inspiration, GIFs, and more! Submit your content or things that you'd like us to reblog and we will publish them!

Exam Cram Study Hall

Need a spot to cram for exams? Come to the library during winter and spring exams and get your studying done. We provide individual and quiet study space at all locations, and group study space at Central. We have WiFi at all library locations.

Take Flight & Write Teen Contestprogram logo

Show off your creative talent during our annual writing contest. Burlington youth in grades 7 to 12 are invited to submit their original short stories and poems to be critiqued by published authors and be eligible to win cash prizes. Contest entries are accepted June 1 to July 31 every year. Get contest details and entry form

Take Flight & Write contest winners

Teen Book Clubs

Like to read and want to meet other teen readers? Our teen book clubs at Central and Tansley Woods offer the opportunity to read some great young adult (YA) books you might not know about, and share your opinions with a group of readers like yourself.

Read for the Winprogram logo

A summer-long program for teens 12 to 18. Every time you read a book, magazine, or graphic novel - or complete a task like attending a library program or using your library card, you've earned a chance to win great prizes! RFTW contest details are revealed in June. Runs every year in July and August.

Volunteer @ BPL

Earn valuable community service hours, get involved in library projects and programs, meet new people, and contribute your ideas on behalf of the youth of Burlington.

To apply for the Teen Advisory Board or Teen Tech Advisory Board, please fill out a volunteer application form and drop it into your local library branch. The library accepts volunteer applications year-round. BPL volunteer info

TAB / Teen Advisory Board

TAB is a school-year program that runs from October to June. Members are teens 13 to 18, who are interested in steering library decision making, and assisting with library programs. For your work, you will receive community service hours to fulfil volunteer requirements for confirmation or Ontario Secondary School Graduation Diploma.

TAB meets the first Thursday of every month from October to May, 7 to 8pm at Central Library. Members also volunteer at library programs during this time period.

TTAB / Teen Tech Advisory Board

Share your interests and ideas for creating future technology programs. Assist with technology events throughout the year, Earn community service hours as a volunteer while making technology more accessible in our community.

TTT meets monthly at Alton. Want to know more? Please contact Shelley Archibald, Community Librarian - Technology

TWIG / Tween Interest Group

TWIG is a school-year program that runs from September to May. Members are tweens who want to start volunteering in their community. Participants must be between the ages of 10 and 13, and able to attend monthly meetings running the last Tuesday of every month from 7 to 8pm at Brant Hills Branch.

Team members earn volunteer hours for discussing their interests, sharing ideas for future library programs, and helping to plan a program of interest to the group.

To apply, download and fill out the TWIG application form and then take it to your local library branch.