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Teen Programs 

Library Programs

Youth Move

Volunteer Opportunities

Readers Are Leaders

Youth Advisory Council

Book Reviews ***** NEW *****

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 Community Hub, ask in-person, or go online
(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 teens@tbpl.ca 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! 





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)





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)

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Youth Move 

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

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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


Book Reviews *****NEW*****

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 teens@tbpl.ca to sign on as a reviewer.

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New Books

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We hunt the flame / Hafsah Faizal
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.
Avengers : no road home / Mark Waid, Al Ewing, & Jim Zub
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?
All of us with wings / Michelle Ruiz Keil
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.
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Kingsbane / Claire Legrand
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.
Finale : a Caraval novel / Stephanie Garber 
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.
How to Make Friends with the Dark - Glasgow, Kathleen

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.



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If I'm Being Honest - Wibberley, Emily
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. 


Hot Dog Girl - Dugan, Jennifer

A lovesick teenager schemes to win the heart of her crush at her amusement park summer job, all while dressed as a hot dog.
Learning to Breathe - Mather, Janice Lynn

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.

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

Coming soon! Looking for reviews written by people your age? Click here. Want to write your own for volunteer hours? Click here.

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!


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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