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TEENS (13-18)

Teens (13-18)

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!

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.

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

  • 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.

General

  • BrainPop: Award-winning animated, curricular content that engages students, supports educators, and bolsters achievement. During school closures, Brain Pop is offering free access!
  • Community Learning Network: Brought together by BC’s Community Learning Network, this website divides resources into subject areas connected to the BC curriculum.
  • Khan Academy: free resources for a wide variety of subjects.

Geography

  • 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.
  • 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

  • BrainyQuote: Search for  quotes by theme, author, or nationality.
  • easybib: A free automatic bibliography composer.
  • GrammarBook.com: Learn more about the rules of grammar and quiz yourself to sharpen your skills.
  • List of Latin Phrases (Wikipedia): Provides English translations for common Latin phrases.
  • My Shakespeare: Dive into the rich world of Shakespeare with full-text, interactive editions of his plays.
  • Sparknotes: Study guides for a wide variety of subjects.

Math

Science

Social Studies

World History

  • Artcyclopedia: an index of over 100,000 works of art.
  • Canadian Museum of History: Explore virtual exhibits and information about all aspects of Canadian history.
  • Labyrinth: A global information network providing free, organized access to electronic resources in medieval studies through a Web server at Georgetown University.
  • The British Museum Virtual Tours: Explore virtual exhibits and find information about all kinds of world cultures.
  • Virtual Museum of Canada: The largest digital source of stories and experiences shared by Canada’s museums and heritage organizations.
  • World History: From the early beginning to modern times, this site traces human origins and societies through the ages.

Here are some resources to explore covering a range of health and wellness topics for teens.

Youth Health (Government of Canada)

Teens Health

Youth Mental Health Canada

Open Mind

I Wanna Know

Sex etc. 

Teen Book and Writing Club: In this monthly book club, we either read a book as a group, or make our own choice based on a selected theme. Come join us while we discuss the books we’re enjoying, get into some creative writing, and have snacks. Alphabet Soup: Alphabet Soup is a monthly drop-in program for LGBTQ+ individuals along with their friends, family, and allies. This program provides a space to make friendships and build community while sharing resources, ideas, successes, and challenges. It is presented in partnership with the Whistler Youth Centre and Whistler Community Services Society.
Are you a teen who loves to read? You can now earn volunteer hours just by reading and reviewing books through our Teen Reviews Project!

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Territorial acknowledgement

The Whistler Public Library is grateful to be on the shared, unceded territory of the Lil’wat People, known in their language as L̓il̓wat7úl, and the Squamish People, known in their language as Sḵwx̱wú7mesh. We respect and commit to a deep consideration of their history, culture, stewardship and voice.

Hours & Location

  • Monday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Whistler, BC, Canada
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