Teen Summer Reading Challenge

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

From June 22 to August 31, teens entering grades 7 to 12 can register online or at the library to win weekly prizes throughout the summer and a grand prize at the end of summer. 

Prizes will be awarded for challenges completed, number of books read and best book reviews. 

Watch for more information coming soon!

Programs & Events

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

Youth Cafe

Drop-In Youth Cafe (Ages: 16-26)

March 27th, 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

March 29th, 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. In partnership with the Laurier Library and the Laurier Game Design and Development Program. 

BPL Chess Club

BPL Chess Club (Ages: 8+)

April 6th, 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 Opportunities

April 15th, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Main Branch

Get involved at your library and earn volunteer hours! Learn about the Youth Advisory Group and other youth volunteering opportunities. Come to an info session with 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. If you can't make an info night, contact Anna at aflaherty@brantford.library.on.ca.

Youth Opportunities Info Session

Youth Opportunities - Info Session

May 8th, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Main Branch

Get involved at your library and earn volunteer hours! Drop-in to our monthly Youth Volunteer Info Session to learn more about volunteer opportunities at BPL. 

Youth Advisory Group Meetings

Youth Advisory Group Meetings

May 13th, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Main Branch

Earn volunteer hours helping to develop BPL's youth programs and services. These meetings 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. Contact Anna at aflaherty@brantford.library.on.ca for more information.

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 info@brantford.library.on.ca.