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Teen Programs 

Library Programs

Youth Move

Volunteer Opportunities

Readers Are Leaders

Youth Advisory Council

Readers Advisory

New Young Adult Books and Graphic Novels
Book Butler

Book Lists and Resources

Inter-Library Loan

Suggestion to Purchase



To register for programs, call any library branch, ask in-person, or go online
(http://programbooking.tbpl.ca/lib/eventcalendar.asp ; find the date of the program, click the title and fill out the form.)


Have questions? Don't see a program you like? Email teens@tbpl.ca with your ideas

or sign up our Youth Advisory Council 



Barcode Book Club

Starting in July the Library will be hosting an online book club on Goodreads. Our first book will be The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. If you're interesting in joining, and are between the grades 7-12, email teens@tbpl.ca to register in advance. Please include your full name, library card number, grade, and phone number.

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! 




You're the Bomb, Mom!

County Park Library May 8 @ 6:30

Celebrate Mom this Mother's Day by making her non-scented bath bombs in a decorated jar! Grades 4-8. Registration opens April 24. 



Anime Night

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)



Paint and Plant

County Park Library June 5 @ 6:30 pm

Decorate your own flower pot and pot your own plant! Grades 4-8. Registration opens May 22 @ 12 pm.



Teen DIY Night

July 10 - Geodes and Crystals 6:30 @ Brodie Storytelling Room
August 8 - Blindfolded Painting 6:30 @ Waverley Auditorium

We'll bring the supplies, you bring the can-do attitude. Registration opens 2 weeks prior to events. Grades 8-12.



Board Game Night

July 3, July 24, August 7 @ 6:00 pm - Brodie Fireside Reading Room
July 11, August 1, 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)



Fab? Or Fail?

July 23 @ 6:30 pm - Waverley Auditorium

We've all seen things on Pinterest and though, "I could do that." Sign up and prove it by recreating Pinterest food designs with us. Registration opens July 9 @ 10 am. Grades 8-12.



Quiz Nite

Waverley Auditorium July 23 @ 6:30

Join us for a high energy Jeopardy style quiz nite. No previous knowledge needed! Categories include snacks, YouTubers, young adult fiction and more. There will be snacks of course! Register with friends starting July 11.


Youth Move 

Join us at Mary J L Black for Youth Move @ Your Library.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Readers Are Leaders

Earn volunteer hours FAST and help build the confidence of a young reader with Readers are Leaders.


Youth Advisory Council

Have your voice heard and help the library buy books and influence library programs for teens with the Youth Advisory Council

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Readers Advisory

New Books

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X-Men Black
Magneto, Emma Frost, Mystique, Juggernaut, Mojo, and Apocalyspe. The X-Men have gone head to head with a lot of foes over the years-some truly evil, some just crossing that vital line that moves them from ally to enemy. From the cold vacuum of space to the jungles of the Savage Land, from dominating the inner sanctum of a secret society to crashing through all walls in their way, these tales show what makes the X-Men's opponents the most formidable in the universe.

The Art of Losing - Mason, Lizzy
While struggling to cope with her alcoholic boyfriend's betrayal that put her sister in a coma, seventeen-year-old Harley reconnects with neighbour Raf, who is facing his own demons after rehab.

A Curse So Dark and Lonely - Kemmerer, Brigid
Jules Ember was raised hearing legends of the ancient magic of the wicked Alchemist and the good Sorceress. But she has just learned the truth: not only are the stories true, but she herself is the Alchemist, and Caro—a woman who single-handedly murdered the Queen and Jules’s first love, Roan, in cold blood—is the Sorceress.

The Deceiver's Heart - Nielsen, Jennifer A.

Traitors Game Book 2
Sixteen-year-old Kestra Dallisor plans to use the magic Olden Blade to kill the evil Lord Endrick, but when she fails, Endrick turns her into one of his Ironheart soldiers, without any memory of her rebellion, and bound to obey him; the rebel Simon is
desperate to return her to the Kestra he loves, but he is reluctant to use the magic that might heal (or destroy) her.
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Enchantée - Trelease, Gita
After smallpox takes their parents, seventeen-year-old Camille supports herself and her sister by magically transforming herself into a baroness in the court at Versailles, then faces difficult choices as the French Revolution looms.
The Everlasting Rose - Clayton, Dhonielle
The Belles Book 2

Camille, Edel, and Remy, aided by The Iron Ladies and backed by alternative newspaper The Spider's Web, race to outwit Sophia, find Princess Charlotte, and return her to Orleans.
The Field Guide to the North American Teenage - Philippe, Ben

When Norris, a black French Canadian, starts his junior year at an Austin, Texas, high school, he views his fellow students as cliches from "a bad 90s teen movie."
Heroine - McGinnis, Mindy

When a car crash sidelines Mickey just before softball season, she has to find a way to hold on to her spot as the catcher for a team expected to make a historic tournament run. The pills she's perscribed do more than take away pain; they make her feel good. But as the pressure to be Mickey Catalan heightens, her need increases, and it becomes less about pain and more about want...



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Internment - Ahmed, Samira 
A terrifying, futuristic United Sates where Muslim-Americans are forced into internment camps, and seventeen-year-old Layla Amin must lead a revolution against complicit silence.


The Music of What Happens - Konigsberg, Bill

It is summer in Phoenix, and seventeen-year-old Maximo offers to help a Jordan, a fellow student in high school, with the food truck that belonged to Jordan's deceased father, and which may be the only thing standing between homelessness for Jordan and his mom; the boys are strongly attracted to each other, but as their romance develops it is threatened by the secrets they are hiding--and by the racism and homophobia of those around them.
On the Come Up - Thomas, Angie

When sixteen-year-old Bri, an aspiring rapper, pours her anger and frustration into her first song, she finds herself at the center of a controversy.
Watch Us Rise - Watson, Renee

Frustrated by the way women are treated--even at their progressive New York City high school--two best friends start a Women's Rights Club, post their essays and poems online, and watch it go viral, attracting positive support as well as trolls.

Book Butler

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. 

Book Lists and Resources

Click here to access book lists of series that have finished, 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!


Inter-Library Loan

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.


Suggestion To Purchase

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.

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