Youth Summer Reading

Are you reading some good books this summer? Join the Youth Summer Reading Club and win prizes for your reading.

From June 23 to September 1, register to win weekly prizes throughout the summer and a grand prize at the end of summer. 

Click here to register

Click here to track your reading

Programs & Events

Teen programs are for youth ages 13+ unless otherwise noted.

Youth Cafe

Drop In Youth Cafe (Ages: 16-26)

August 22nd, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Main Branch

Are you 16 to 26 and trying to figure out adulting? This drop-in group gives young adults a safe space to hang out, have fun and learn new skills with friends. Enjoy activities and snacks while having the chance to talk about housing, job search and who can support you in your community!
Program runs all year with our Child & Youth Worker.

D&D Startup

D&D Startup (Ages: 13+)

August 24th, 3:45pm - 5:45pm

Main Branch

Interested in playing D&D, but have limited to no experience? Local D&D experts will show you the ropes. 

Teen maker meet-up

Teen Maker Meet-up (Ages: 13+)

August 23rd, 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Main Branch

Get creative while you experiment with unique technologies. Complete challenges with robots, build simple circuits and create custom projects. 

Vision Boards

Vision Boards (Ages: 13+)

August 27th, 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Main Branch

A new school year awaits! Vision boards are a fun way to express your dreams and inspire you to achieve your goals. Bring your imagination and aspirations to this creative program and start the school year on a positive note. 

Registration required. Registration begins on Tuesday, May 1, call 519-756-2220 to register. 

BPL Chess Club

BPL Chess Club (Ages: 8+)

September 22nd, 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Main Branch

Have you ever wanted to learn chess?  Here’s an opportunity to learn the game, or to practice the skills that you already have. A member of the Brantford Chess Club will offer basic  instruction and tips on how to improve your game. Just drop-in! 

Youth advisory group

Youth Advisory Group Info Night

September 17th, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Main Branch

Learn about how you can earn volunteer hours helping to develop the BPL’s youth programs and services. These info sessions will have pizza, games and library staff excited to meet youth interested in working together to create a library environment that is welcoming and relevant for youth.

Elly MacKay author visit

Elly MacKay, Author & Artist Visit (Ages: all)

October 13th, 2:30 - 3:15 pm

Main Branch

Discover how stories and art come together with award winning picture book maker Elly MacKay. In celebration of Ontario Public Library Week, Elly will give an interactive demononstration of her unique picture book making process. Kids can also make a craft insprired by Elly's art, which was featured in O magazine.

Maker Fest

Maker Fest: Think It, Create It! (Ages: all)

October 20th, 11:00 - 4:00 pm

Main Branch

Don’t miss the opportunity to learn about the maker movement that includes art, technology and DIY communities! With hands on interactive exhibits, this family friendly event will inspire your creativity and spark your curiosity.

Class Visits & Outreach

We'd love to have your class visit the library for orientation and a tour. If you can't come to us, let us bring the library to you! Using a multimedia presentation, we introduce the research process and show how the library can assist students 24/7.

For info, telephone 519-756-2220 or email