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Teen & Tween Programs

Check out the Teen Calendar to see upcoming programs for youth ages 11 to 17.

Missed one of our online programs or want to watch one again? Check out our Online Programs page.

Young Reader's Choice Award

read it & review

The Pacific Northwest Library Association’s Young Reader’s Choice Award (YRCA) is the oldest children’s choice award in the U.S. and Canada. Young readers choose the nominated books and vote for the award winner every year.

Vote Now!


Teen Volunteering Opportunities

New YA Fiction

Check out our Staff Picks for your next great read!

Tell us what you like to read and we’ll build a book list just for you - within a week or two.

Upcoming Events

Title:Read It & Review Volunteering Opportunity
Date:Wednesday, December 1
Time:All Day Event

This is a virtual volunteering opportunity for teens in Grades 7-12. Volunteer reviewers promote books, movies, games and music for our community. Reviews are kept on our catalogue and used for library advertising and promotional materials. Check out the latest reviews here.


Volunteering Benefits:

  • Earn volunteer hours (1 hour per review, max. 15 hours per school year)

  • Make your voice heard in our community

  • Promote the books that you enjoy

  • Improve your writing skills

  • Experience to add to your resume



  • Grades 7-12

  • Live or attend school in St. Albert

  • Member of St. Albert Public Library (Don’t have a card? Get one for free!)

  • Interested in reading and writing



  • Must read a book or listen to an audiobook in the Library’s collection that you have never borrowed before.

  • Must write a personal review (150-250 words) that is suitable for publication. We may offer feedback before the review is published on our catalogue. Looking for something new to read? Check out this month’s books up for review.


Review Requirements:

  • Register as a Read it & Review Volunteer at http://teens.sapl.ca/

  • Length of the review must be between 150-250 words

  • Give it a rating out of 5 stars (can give .5 star)

  • Write a short summary and give your personal opinion about the book

    • Share key points about the plot without giving away the entire story. No spoilers!

    • What did you like/dislike about this book? What would others like/dislike about it?

    • Share your thoughts about story elements: the setting, characters, plot, conflicts

    • Share your thoughts about the writing: length of the book, writing style, perspective


Questions? Email to Celeste Trottier, Teen Services Librarian at ctrottier@sapl.ca

Looking for something new to review? Check out this month’s books up for review.

Title:Teen Board Game Café - ONLINE
Date:Sunday, December 12
Time:2:00pm - 3:30pm
Registration:Registration is required for this event.

Gamers unite! We’re going to be playing Dungeons & Dragons over Zoom. All skill levels welcome.

Registration is required. Ages 11-17.

Title:Escape Files: A Night in The Little White School
Date:Tuesday, December 14
Time:4:00pm - 5:30pm
Location:Teen Corner
Registration:Registration is required for this event.

Your wits will be tested in this escape room in a box! On a cold wintery night, you must decipher clues hidden in the Library, scavenge the archives, and complete puzzles in order to survive a night in the little Little White School.


This game has been designed for cohorts of 1-4 players, ages 11-17. Please register one contact person for your cohort.