Teen Book and Writing Club

Teens (13-18)

Come and check out the Teen Lounge!  

Looking for something to read? Try our catalogue to find a title, or search for downloadable eBooks and audiobooks

Do you have questions about research or homework? How about free movie or music downloads?

The library is the place for you. Check out our selection from home or come on in and ask us!

Teen FAQs


Stay tuned for upcoming teen events!

Write It, Read It Camp - grades 8 to 12: August 22, 23 & 24

This creative writing camp will run over three days in the summer. Join us for one or all days for a sneak peek into a writer's life, learn more about the elements of creative writing, and practice and hone your skills. Registration is required!

Teen health and wellness is a website that looks at real life and real answers. From body basics, diversity, drugs and alcohol to friendship and dating, family life, nutrition, fitness and appearance, and more.

Teen programs

Teen book and writing club: During the school year we host an in-library teen group.

We will either read a book as a group, or make our own choice. Come and hear about books either suggested by you or ones we think you'll enjoy reading and discussing. We'll delve into a little creative writing, some trivia quizzes, and some great snacks. 

Visit the event page to see our fall and winter dates! 

Registration is required and will be available online soon. 

Teen Café: Monthly during the school year and weekly in July and August beginning July 12!

Teen cafe is a program for youth in grade 7 through 12. We meet at the Whistler Youth Centre for different events each session, from movie afternoons, scavenger hunts, trivia, crafting, book and creative writing, to geocaching and more! This is a free program in partnership with the Whistler Youth Center. Registration is not required.

Alphabet Soup: This new program is in partnership with the Whistler Youth Centre and will commence on July 12, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. (right after Teen Café). It will run weekly in July and August and then monthly during the school year. Join us in the community room in the library for activities, resources and new friendships.

Alphabet Soup is a confidential group that provides safe space for LGBTQ+ and allied youth and young adults to build community and promote acceptance through empowerment, leadership, and advocacy.

Teen research and homework

We can help you find the resources you need,  whether you need information to satisfy your personal curiosity or to fulfill school assignments. We can also help you navigate the internet or find your way through our topic selections listed below. In addition, we also have lots of helpful books (bet you knew that!) and a selection of local high school textbooks that you can use in the library or take home.

You can come and talk to us in person or email us to book a one-on-one research session at youthservices@whistlerlibrary.ca


  • Biography.com:  An attractive database of over 25,000 biographies on historical and contemporary figures from all over the world.
  • Dictionary Of Canadian Biography Online: An authoritative source of information about people who played an important role in the formation of what is now Canada. Scope is limited to those who died between the years 1000 and 1930.
  • Canadiana: A coalition of memory institutions dedicated to providing broad access to Canada's documentary heritage.
  • Canadian History and Heritage: Get a better understanding and appreciation of the events and experiences that reflect and define Canada’s history and identity.
  • BC Archives Amazing Time Machine: Don't be fooled by the child friendly home page, because this site has appealing material for teens and adults as well.  Features many photos and documents for the British Columbia Archives.
  • The Canadian Encyclopedia: a free bilingual online resource and the only established national encyclopedia of its kind in the world, offers the largest collection of authored, accurate, and continually updated articles focused on Canada and Canadiana.


  • About Canada: If it's about Canada, you'll find it here. 
  • BC Archives Amazing Time Machine: Don't be fooled by the child friendly home page, because this site has appealing material for teens and adults as well.  Features many photos and documents for the British Columbia Archives.
  • The Canadian Encyclopedia: A comprehensive source for all things Canadian.
  • Culture Online: Made in Canada: An attractive portal that provides a vast array of links to Canadian cultural content.
  • Canadian Great War Project: This site provides information pertaining to Canada's participation in World War I.  Included are numerous articles, war diaries, images, timetables and maps.

Language Arts



Social Studies

  • CBCnews.ca: Canada's authoritative source for news of current events.
  • United Nations Cyberschoolbus: View information about member nations, take a virtual tour, explore issues of human rights relating to children or take quizzes and play games to help you learn about the countries of the world. Interactive and well designed for school-age children.
  • Your Guide to the Religions of the World: This BBC site offers an introduction to Islam, Hinduism, Christianity, Buddhism, Judaism, and Sikhism.

World History

  • Labyrinth: A global information network providing free, organized access to electronic resources in medieval studies through a Web server at Georgetown University.
  • Theban Mapping Project: An interactive atlas with commentary and photos of the monuments in Thebes, particularly in the Valley of the Kings.
  • World History: From the early beginning to modern times, this site traces human origins and societies through the ages.