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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

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.



FREE Online Writing and Photography Courses

June 27, 2014

Interested in photography? How about writing? Vancouver Public Library is offering teens the opportunity to sign up for FREE online courses for the summer!

There are three different online courses starting at the beginning of July, and running for six weeks, that you can take for FREE!  Each course also has an in-person orientation and peer meet-ups at the branch. Click on the course name for more info and dates. Orientations will take place in the second week on July so register now and secure a spot!


Discover Digital Photography

From smartphones to digital SLRs, this online course will guide you through the basics about digital cameras and software as well as how to edit and share your photos online.

Registration is in person or by phone at the Renfrew branch: 604-257-8705



This online course can help you unleash your writing potential with tips and tricks from a published writer. Find your voice, ramp up your style, get over your fears and get ready to write!

Registration is in person or by phone at the Kerrisdale branch: 604-665-3974


Photographing Nature

Go out with your camera this summer! This online course will cover the many aspects of outdoor photography as well as how to master your digital camera’s features.

Registration is in person or by phone at the Terry Salman branch: 604-665-3964

June 20th, 2014

The votes are in! The Young Reader's Choice Award winners are.....

The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan (Intermediate Division)

Divergent by Veronica Roth (Senior Division)

May 13th, 2014 

VPL's Teen Swag Contest - Winner Announced!

We’re very pleased to announce the grand prize winner of the library’s first-ever teen swag design contest – Caleigh Smith!

Last fall, the Oakridge Branch Teen Advisory Group challenged Vancouver teens to create a new promotional item for VPL – a combination magnet and button set. The library received many great entries from teens from across the city and the winning design was selected by members of VPL's Teen Advisory groups.

Caleigh, age 15, will receive a $100 grand prize and her design will be printed and distributed to VPL’s 22 locations across the city. Congratulations are also in order for second-place winners Sandy Wu, age 15, and Everan Michalchyshyn, age 14. Both Sandy and Everan will receive a prize of $50 for their great creations.

Later this week each branch will receive an allotment of buttons and magnets designed by Caleigh to use at library and community events during the summer.


Winning entry by Caleigh Smith:

Second prize entries by Everan Michalchyshyn (left) and Sandy Wu (right):




Calling all aspiring writers and book lovers! Sharpen your pencils, stretch your typing fingers, and spark your imagination at the Library's Writing & Book Camp!

This unique day Camp lets youth with a passion for reading and writing connect with well-known authors and illustrators. Each day features a new keynote speaker from the Canadian literary world. Campers also experience a variety of different creative workshops.

Our inclusive program welcomes youth who want to try creative writing for the first time, aspiring authors with mountains of manuscripts and everyone in between!

For more information and to download a registration form, visit www.vpl.ca/bookcamp

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