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Looking for the latest in teen events at the library?

Want to join a Teen Advisory Group?

Searching for a good YA read?

Teens at VPL is the place for you!

Find programs, community service opportunities, booklists & resources just for teens.



What's New


October 1st, 2014

Teen Book Bingo

Teen Read Week starts on October 12th, but we're celebrating all month long with Teen Book Bingo! Here's how you can play to win awesome prizes...

1. Pick up your blank bingo sheet at the Central Branch Teen Space, the Hastings Branch, the Kerrisdale Branch or the Marpole Branch.

2. Get reading and check off squares as you go.

3. Once you have five in a row, drop off your Teen Book Bingo sheet at the library by October 31st to be entered in the prize draw!

Psst... You can play along on Instagram! Check out #teenbookbingo and @teensatvpl for hints and to share what you're reading.

September 12th, 2014

Winners: Short Story Contest

Thanks to everyone who submitted a short story! Here are the winners:

Grand Prize

Eleanor L. - How The Balloons Killed The Smoke
"I think we all deserve happy endings." This is the tale of two deflating balloons, a little girl and an old man, and how they set themselves free.

Runner-Up Prizes

Kristine H. - Monochromatic Aberration
When two childhood friends cross paths once again, each realizes the other is a ghost of their former self. The story of a boy who made himself seen, and the history of a girl who couldn't.

Jossaline T. - Shards of Glass
This story is about the rivalry between two sisters who may both be insane.

September 4th, 2014

New! Overdrive Teens eReading Room


Looking for teen-only eBooks and audiobooks? Try our new Teens eReading Room! While you can still find our entire eBooks and audiobooks collection on VPL to Go, we've made it easier for you to find young adult titles by putting them all in one place. Check it out today!

New to downloading eBooks and audiobooks? Visit the eBooks and Audiobooks LibGuide to learn more about how to get started.

September 3rd, 2014

Teen Creative Writing Club

Meet other teen writers, discuss writing projects and exchange ideas in this monthly teen-led meet-up. Prompts and exercises will be supplied to help get the creative juices flowing, but the ultimate focus is to build a group of passionate young people who can support each other in their writing endeavors.

Thursday, October 16, November 20, December 18 (third Thursday of the month)
Harvey Southam Room, Lower Level, Central Library

E-mail teens@vpl.ca for more info!

September 2nd, 2014

We Need Diverse Books!

Looking for a little diversity in your reading material? Join us for "Let's Read-efine YA Lit", a workshop series aimed at raising awareness about diversity in teen books.

Learn about current problems within the YA publishing industry and brainstorm ways that you can take action and help promote books by, about, and for a variety of people. Select a ‘diverse’ book on September 15th and participate in a follow-up discussion about your book on September 26th. Come to either one or both!

Monday, September 15 and Friday, September 26
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Oakridge Branch Meeting Room

E-mail teens@vpl.ca for more info!

July 24th, 2014

Look out for our Pop-Up Teen Spaces at a VPL branch near you this summer! Drop-in for buttonmaking, Jenga, crafts, candy, free stuff and more!




July 3rd, 2014

We're on Instagram and Tumblr (and we're very excited about it)!

Follow us on Instagram (@teensatvpl) and Tumblr for exclusive contest news, sneek peeks at the library's newest teen reads, and more!  Share what you're reading by posting to Instagram and using #teensatvpl.


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