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All locations CLOSED Friday, April 7, Sunday, April 9 and Monday, April 10 for Easter holiday.

Open Saturday, April 8.


Did you know?

Did you know that Health Canada has approved the HPV vaccination for girls and women aged 9-26 and that the vaccine is free for young women in grade 8?

Want to know more?

Drop in to a Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Information Session (12+) at the Central library to learn more about the virus, the vaccine and the Grade 8 vaccination program.

Looking for more information about HPV and your sexual health?

Check out the Teen Health and Wellness: Real Life, Real Answers Database. Type "HPV" into the search box to bring up related information or click on "Sexuality and Sexual Health" on the left side of the page to explore other important topics.

Summer's ending...

It's that time of year again - back to school!  But don't despair, the Library's there...

Summer Reading

Get Caught Reading posterLooking for something to read this summer?  Check out the Library's new teen books.  If you read a lot, you should win prizes!  Get Caught Reading is the teen summer reading program available at all branches.

Community Legal Education Ontario - Youth Justice

CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario) provides online resources for youth to help them deal with issues that involve the justice system. 

SYNC Offers Teens Free Books All Summer!!!

SYNC and online community that hopes to build an audience for audiobooks, is offering two free downloads of some amazing titles each week for the next two months!!

LOUD in the Garden of Readin' - Sat. July 17!

Loud in the garden of readin'

The Garden of Readin' at the Central Library gets LOUD on Sat. July 17th with five local teen indie bands. Bring your friends, sunscreen and hear some fabulous bands at this free outdoor show. Starts at 12:30 pm and ends at 4:15 pm.

Get Caught Reading

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From June 26 to August 21 read books, graphic novels, magazines, newspapers, whatever!

  • Log the number of pages read at your local branch - just ask the staff there how and they'll get you started

The more you read, the greater your chance of winning weekly and grand prize draws.

Weirdest Reading Destination Photo Contest

teen girl taking a photo with cameraPlus...Enter our "Weirdest Reading Destination" photo contest from June 26 - August 21.

  • Email your photos to
  • Photos sent in will be posted on the library Flikr page (we'll post the link when your photos start arriving)
  • You can vote, online, for the photo you think is the best right here between August 22-28
  • Photo contest prizes will be awarded at the Teen Annex Party on Aug. 28

All "Get Caught Reading" participants will receive an invitation to the Teen Annex Party on August 28, where photo contest prizes will be awarded.

Get Caught Reading

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Get Caught Reading this summer!

From June 17 - August 19, teens ages 11 - 17 can do challenges to win weekly prizes

Teen Clothing Exchange: Sat. June 12: Recycle your clothes at the library

It's finally here!  The Teen Clothing Exchange is this Saturday, June 12th from 2 - 4 pm in the Tonda Room, 1st floor, Central Library.  Don't let your old tee be a lump in a landfill -- seize this excellent opportunity to recycle your clothes.