Programs and contests

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We have programs and contests especially for teens periodically throughout the year.

Thank you to Burnaby teens who have made past BPL programs like the Teen Summer Reading Club, Teen Book Club, and Reading Buddies a big successes.

Check out our Teen Events & Programs for current programs listings!  Explore the links below for more information on some of our bigger programs. 

Reading Buddies

A children's reading program where we pair teens and children together. Teens can earn community service hours! For teens grades 9 - 12.


Gameface is a board game night for youth grades 6 - 9. Feel free to come with friends or mingle with other youth during this casual board game night.

Special Events

Special events happen throughout the year. Be sure to check in to see what's new!

Julia's Studio

Each Wednesday in July Burnaby Public Library offers a free series of creative sessions just for teens grades 8 to 12 called Julia's Studio: Creative Workshops for Teens! Each workshop is designed to be inclusive, expressive, and fun, and all levels of creativity and artistic ability are welcome.

Teen Summer Reading Club

Burnaby Public Library runs the Teen Summer Reading Club throughout July and August. Teens entering grades 8 to 12 in September are eligible to participate.