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Youth Week

There is so much to do at branches across the city during Youth Week, May 1-7. Hang out, make something, de-stress, pick up new skills, get your hands on new tech like VR, or check out the latest books. Find out more with our full listing of programs.


Make Some Noise

Check out eclectic beats and sonic experimentation from sound artist Obuxum and exciting tunes from emerging musician Kiyoya Amoah live in the stacks.


Butterflies Have Beautiful Wings: A Youth Week Speech

"This is the importance of Youth Week….Youth realizing their worth can make the world a better place entirely." Ava opens up about why young people should know that their opinions matter.


"It's Not Just One Thing": Youth Services at Toronto Public Library

This short film highlights TPL's youth services. It was created by James Malekzadeh, a young filmmaker and recent graduate of the Ryerson University Film Studies program, was made possible through a partnership with the Toronto Youth Equity Strategy, the Neighbourhood Arts Network and City of Toronto divisions.

Check it out!

Image: Arden, Youth Advisory Group participant



Youth Hubs: Your New Second Home

Youth Hubs run in the library after school as a safe space for all youth. 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.


Poetry Saved Our Lives: Final Slam

Youth will take to the stage to express themselves and compete in front of a full house at the Poetry Saved Our Lives annual Final Slam. Come and experience Dynesti Williams as she inspires you through a bold and unapologetic powerhouse life performance.

Photo credit: Sandy Nicholson