Join our Teen Events Team or learn about the great programs and events we have coming up just for teens.

Discover what's happening at your library just for teens!

Teen Summer Reading Challenge

Dates: July 8 to August 22
Ages: 13 to 18

Join the excitement at any WPL location this summer! Here's how you can participate:

  1. Check Out Any Library Item: Borrow any item from one of our four library locations and show your receipt to the staff at a service or information desk to receive an Instant-Win Scratch Ticket (maximum 1 receipt/checkout per day). Scratch the ticket for a chance to win a small prize.

  2. Enter the Grand Prize Draw: Fill out the information on the second half of your scratch ticket and place it in the ballot box for a chance to win the Grand Prize (Mini Portable Sticker Printer, $30 Words Worth Gift Card, and library swag). No matter the outcome of your scratch ticket, you’re still eligible for the grand prize!

  3. Digital Checkouts: Submit our online form below (form will be available starting July 8 at 9:30am) with a picture of your checked-out eBook or eAudiobook to be instantly entered for the grand prize OR visit any WPL location and show staff to receive a scratch ticket.

  4. Attend Library Programs: Participate in our exciting teen summer programs at any WPL location for another Instant-Win Scratch Ticket and another chance to win! Check out the calendar of teen events to join the fun.

The grand prize winner will be drawn on Monday, August 26th, 2024. Don't miss out on the fun and fantastic prizes—start reading and participating starting July 8. 

Teen Events Team

Are you a creative and community-minded teen who wants to make a real impact at your library? Join the WPL Teen Events Team and help plan and host exciting programs and events for your fellow teens! Whether you're into art, program design, or just love getting involved, we've got a place for you. You'll have the chance to organize fun activities, help with events, and provide friendly service. Plus, we're all about giving back to the community through projects like food drives and climate action initiatives. If you're ready to make a difference, this is the team for you!  

Plus, Teen Events Team members receive volunteer hours for their time on the team.

Thank you for your interest in the Teen Events Team. We are currently not accepting new teen volunteers. Please check back in the future for further opportunities. 

    Teen Writing Contest

    Our annual Teen Writing Contest is back for a 4th year! WPL's Teen Writing Contest accepts original works of poetry or short fiction from teens ages 13 to 19 in Waterloo Region. Submissions are being accepted from March 9, 2024 to April 30, 2024.

    Learn more