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Recommended Books for Teens

Need a new book to read? Look no further. We have the latest releases, YA classics, romance, LGBTQ+ reads, books on mental health and more. Read on!


Poetry Saved Our Lives

Work with some of Toronto's finest young poets and showcase your talent at open mic events. Come out to a Poetry Saved Our Lives workshop this fall at locations across the city.

A participant works with a mentor on lyrics during HHAC


It Happened Here: Hip Hop Architecture Camp

Learn more about our Hip Hop Architecture Camp and watch the music video participants created during their week at camp!

A participant works with a mentor on lyrics during HHAC


The List: Great Reads for Youth

We've selected these 100 fantastic books to make you laugh, cry, reflect, debate, celebrate and grow. Find your next great read, watch a video review, like your favourites and see the most liked books on The List.



Youth Hubs

Youth Hubs run in the library after school as a safe space for all youth. You can spend your time doing homework with tutors, hanging out, playing board or video games, and participating in events, programs and workshops. Youth Hubs also have laptops, cameras, green screens, Arduino kits and DJ equipment.


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

This video was created by James Malekzadeh, a young filmmaker, and highlights youth services at the Library. Made possible through a partnership with the Toronto Youth Equity Strategy, the Neighbourhood Arts Network and City of Toronto divisions.

Image: Arden, Youth Advisory Group participant