For Teens

For Teens

Exam Cram Study Hallsneakers

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.

Watch for Puppy Rooms and Exam Cram Extended Hours, too.

Take Flight & Write Teen Contestprogram logo

NEWS! Take Flight & Write is taking a break this year. Watch for a new writing contest to be announced later in 2018.

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. Take Flight & Write contest winners

Read for the Win

A summer-long program for teens 13 to 18. Complete your choice of the tasks (you don't need to complete all tasks) - and be entered to win great prizes! Runs every year in July and August. Learn more about it

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.

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. Please ask Alton staff for details.

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.