Library Activities and Volunteering for Teens


Call 604-527-4677 or email for more information about any of these programs.




Want to win gift cards, new books, and more? Read and do fun challenges as part of the Teen Summer Reading Club, and you'll be entered in our weekly prize draws. A Grand Prize of a $100 gift card of the winner's choice will be awarded at the end of summer. Register at the library now to get started!


Geocaching in the Park

Main Branch

Tuesday, July 25, 1:30-3:30

Geocaching is a worldwide treasure hunt! Join us as we navigate around the neighbourhood using GPS coordinates and clues to find as many caches as we can. Please bring a data-enabled device (like a smartphone) if you have one. Registration required.


Plant a Book Party

Main Branch

Friday, August 25, 1:30-3:30

Make an awesome garden planter out of old library books. We will provide all necessary materials, along with snacks and prizes too! Registration required.


The Broken Book: Mystery Scavenger Hunt

Ongoing July 4 - August 31

There's been a shocking murder in your city - can you solve the mystery?

Explore New Westminster to find clues and crack the case. The instructions will be available for download on this page starting on July 4. Completing the hunt and solving the mystery will get you five extra entries into our Teen Summer Reading Club prize draws!






Click here for a current list of volunteer opportunities elsewhere in New Westminster and in the Lower Mainland.

British Columbia Youth Parliament: An organization of B.C. youth who are making positive contributions in their communities.

Volunteering: Canada's site for information on volunteering. Includes volunteer centres by region.

Youth Canada: Enrichment programs, competitions, leadership, and other opportunities.