Teens have a summer reading club too

For students, summer reading means a chance to read what you want to – not what you need to.

Teens who love to read, love TPL Teens Summer Edition. It has book recommendations, online contests and an interactive blog. And, teens can drop into creative workshops across the city. TPL Teens Summer Edition isn’t just for teens, it’s also built by teens. Participants and teen volunteers write book reviews and posts for the Summer Edition blog.

Check out the list of 100 recommended books, including a Top Ten list of titles by local authors. The Top Ten authors are a diverse group of multi-talented local writers who share their favourite books and movies and take part in Q&As.

TPL Teens Summer Edition branch programs.

TPL Teens Summer Edition branch programs.

If you know a teen looking for something to do this summer, tell them about the TPL Teens branch programs. This year branch programs include creating comic art , DJing, learning special effects make-up and film making with TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) and a robot dance battle. Plus there’s two eight-week long series on beatboxing and graffiti art.

Zoie, who participated last year said, “I really liked how interactive the Summer Edition was, and how it really provided the opportunities for readers and writers and just regular teen library users to gain great summer read recommendations, as well as participate in contests such as the one I did, and stay updated as to what was up with TPL.”

TPL Teens is generously funded by TD Bank Group. Donors help make possible other teen programs like Young Voices and Youth Hubs. Learn how you can help create great programs for Toronto Public Library.