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The List: Great Reads for Youth

"I love to read comics because I like to look at all the great artwork in the books." - Leo

What's your reading pleasure? TPL's youth literature experts have worked with youth readers to gather their top recent reading recommendations. These incredible books will make you laugh, cry, reflect and celebrate. Happy reading!


Slam Poetry Meet Up

Meet other poets in the neighbourhood. Practice, or even learn, slam skills. When Poetry Saved Our Lives starts up again in October, we'll be ready to go.


Staff Pick: There's Someone Inside Your House

Author Stephanie Perkins takes the slasher horror story to a whole new level in this page turner. Along with a great set of characters and huge plot twists, this story will keep you guessing all the way to the end.


Young Voices Writers Conference 2017

Toronto writers aged 12 to 19, this is for you! Get motivated at a full day of workshops led by professionals. Learn new skills, check out an open mic, win prizes and get published in an Instant Anthology!



Have Your Say: Youth Survey

Are you between 13 and 24 years old? If so, please take a couple of minutes to take this survey. All information is gathered anonymously. It will help us figure out how to serve you better! Photo credit: Steven Evans


Youth Hubs: Your New Second Home

Youth Hubs run in the library after school as a safe space for all youth. People spend time doing homework with tutors, hanging out, playing board or video games, and planning and participating in events, programs and workshops. Many of the activities make use of the technology that the Youth Hub owns, including laptops, cameras, green screens, Arduino kits and DJ equipment.