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(http://tbpl.evanced.info/signup/Calendar ; find the date of the program, click the title, then the icon shaped like a head and fill out the form.)
Have questions? Don't see a program you like? Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas
or sign up for our Youth Advisory Council
Barcode Book Club
Starting in July the Library will be hosting an online book club on Goodreads. August's book is Uglies by Scott Westerfeld. If you're interesting in joining, and are between the grades 7-12, click here to find the group!
During the first week of July you'll be emailed a Goodreads link to the TBPL Barcode Book Club and once you're accepted, you can start participating in the pre-posted discussion questions. Feel free to add your own as well! We will be pulling the monthly title from the shelves to loan to book club members and loaning it to readers. There are limited copies, so please bring the book back as soon as possible so as many people can read it as possible. Next month's book will be chosen by you, the club members, via group poll on the club page!
Waverley Auditorium @ 6 pm
Join us to watch some of your favourite anime shows on the big screen. Snacks included! Grades 8-12. Jun 4-Pandora Hearts (PG13), Jul 9-Fruits Basket (G), Jul 30-The Devil is a Part-Timer! (PG) , Aug 20-Hunter x Hunter (PG)
Board Game Night
August 15 @ 6:00 pm - Waverley Auditorium
Have some fun with your friends and play cribbage, chess, Apples to Apples, Jenga, Scrabble, playing cards, Anomia, Clue and more. Grades 8-12.
Full list of games: cribbage, chess, Apples to Apples, Jenga, Scrabble, playing cards, Anomia, Clue, Trivial Pursuit, Ghost Blitz, Cluster Fight, Pictionary, Uno, and any games you'd like to bring and share! (Games subject to availability)
Join us at Mary J L Black for Youth Move @ Your Library.
Earn volunteer hours FAST and help build the confidence of a young reader with Readers are Leaders.
Have your voice heard and help the library buy books and influence library programs for teens with the Youth Advisory Council.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Help your fellow readers by writing reviews of the books you love (or hate) for volunteer hours. What you read and write about is up to you and or each 300 word review you write, you'll get a half hour of volunteer time. If you would like more details or you're interested in joining email Nicole at email@example.com to sign on as a reviewer.
In a world inspired by ancient Arabia, seventeen-year-old huntress Zafira must disguise herself as a man to seek a lost artifact that could return magic to her cursed world.
Night has fallen across the universe. Now seven Avengers - and one new addition - journey forth to bring back the light. But when the threat they face has destroyed even the Gods...will anyone make it home?
Seventeen-year-old Xochi's life changed when she became governess to precocious twelve-year-old Pallas, but the duo unintentionally summons a pair of ancient creatures determined to right the wrongs of Xochi's adolescence.
What we buried / Kate A. Boorman
Told in separate voices, Jory, whose face is partly paralyzed, and his sister Liv, a former reality television performer and child beauty pageant contestant, join forces to search for their missing parents.
Empirium Trilogy - Book two.
Sun Queen Rielle faces new trials as she tries to maintain the Gate and is tempted by the angel Corien, while centuries later, Eliana must choose whether to embrace the crown or reject it forever.
Caraval series - Book three
Even though Caraval is over, the three major players all have life-changing decisions to make: Tella, Scarlett, and Legend have yet to settle into the roles that past events have placed them in, or how those events have shaped them. There are no spectators this time, but the stakes are all-or-nothing.
Tiger, sixteen, has been pushing away from her overprotective mother, but when her mother dies suddenly Tiger must learn to live when it feels she is surrounded by darkness.
Four Dead Queens - Scholte, Astrid
Keralie is the best pickpocket in all of the kingdoms of Quadara, but when she steals a "comm disk" and realizes a royal murder plot is afoot, she must learn who to trust and fast.
Cameron Bright's reputation can be summed up in one word: b*tch. It's no surprise she's queen bee at her private L.A. high school--she's beautiful, talented, and notorious for her brutal honesty. But when she slips up in front of her crush, Andrew, any affection he may have had for her quickly fades. To win him over, Cameron resolves to tame herself, much like Shakespeare's infamous shrew, Katherine. If she makes amends with everyone she's ever wronged, Andrew will have to take notice. Thus, Cameron begins her apology tour with Brendan, the guy whose social life she single-handedly destroyed.
A lovesick teenager schemes to win the heart of her crush at her amusement park summer job, all while dressed as a hot dog.
Sixteen-year-old Indy struggles to conceal that she is pregnant by rape and then, turned out by relatives, must find a way to survive on her own in Nassau.
Echo North - Meyer, Joanna Ruth
After her father disappears, Echo meets a wolf who promises to make sure her father is returned home safely if Echoagrees to live with the wolf in his enchanted house for one year.
Not sure what to read next? Tired of picking out books yourself? Looking to read something new? TBPL's Book Butler can help you find new books just by filling out a brief survey. Our staff will take your answers and find books in our collection that you might like to read.
Click here to access book lists of completed series, LGBTQ+ books, as well as online resources to help you find more Young Adult books! Also linked is Novelist a database that recommends books based on what you liked about it (genre, author, topic, etc.)
Looking for Read-A-Likes for Juveline Fiction? Check out this page for ideas!
Are you looking for a book and can't find it in our collection? We can still get it for you! Click here to request books from outside of Thunder Bay.
Do you feel like our collection is missing something? Do you have suggestions for what should be in our collection? Click here for our purchase suggestion form.