New West Library Teens

NWPL FOR TEENS

Your next great read is right here!

Looking for something fresh to read, watch, or listen to? Need volunteer hours for school? Staring down a project due tomorrow? Let us help! At the New Westminster Public Library, you can take part in fun events, find the latest bestsellers, get help with homework or job applications, and more. Come in and say hi!

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HOMEWORK & RESEARCH HELP

Research & Citation Resources

Research & Citation Resources: Learn how to conduct research properly and cite your sources.

World Factbook

World Factbook: Contains up-to-date information and statistics on countries around the world.

Mirriam-Webster Web Dictionary

Mirriam-Webster Web  Dictionary: Includes a thesaurus and Spanish/English dictionary

Atlas of Canada

Atlas of Canada: Need a map of Canada? Find it here!

SparkNotes Study Guides

SparkNotes Study Guides: Notes on literature, math, chemistry, and more subjects.

Khan Academy

Khan Academy: Free online videos and lessons on science, math, humanities, and more.

Encyclopedias

Online encyclopedias and databases, like Know BC, the World Book Encyclopedia , and EBSCO Databases

CONNECT WITH NWPL

Teen Library Programs and Volunteering

Need volunteer hours, or just want to have fun at the library? Email youth@nwpl.ca to be added to our volunteer mailing list. You’ll get updates on library programs and volunteer opportunities at the library and around New West.

To view library programs for teens, visit our Events Calendar!

Want to be more involved in the library?

Drop by one of our Teen Library Club meetings, which take place after school on the fourth Tuesday of every month. We discuss books and media, make suggestions for library collections and programs, and buy books for the library. We also just hang out and have a good time! To join, just show up to a meeting and introduce yourself.

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COMMUNITY RESOURCES FOR TEENS

NEW WESTMINSTER YOUTH CENTRES

620 8th St (entry behind Century House) | 604-515-3801

The Youth Centre in Moody Park has drop-in and scheduled activities, laundry and shower facilities, a lounge, a computer lab, and kitchen.

They also have a counselor, Nora, who can be reached at 604-636-4445 or nno@fsgv.ca

Hours (Sept-June): Mon-Thu 3:15-9:00pm, Fri-Sat 3:15-11:00pm
Hours (July-August): Mon-Sat 1:00-9:00pm

NEW WESTMINSTER YOUTH CLINIC

38 Begbie Street | 604-329-1875

This is a free clinic for youth 21 and under. They provide confidential information about sexuality and health, including pregnancy, birth control, and STIs.

Hours: Tuesday 2:30-6:00pm, Thursday 3:30-7:30pm.

KIDS HELP PHONE 1-800-668-6868

(1-800-668-6868) : This is a free and anonymous phone line that you can call about anything going on in your life: relationships, school, bullying, and everything else. Counselors will listen to you no matter what and help as much as they can.

HELPLINE FOR CHILDREN 310-1234

Helpline for Children (310-1234) – no area code is required: If you or someone you care about is being abused or neglected at home, at school, or anywhere else, dial this number to talk to a social worker who can help.

Youth Against Violence Line 1-800-680-4264

Youth Against Violence Line  (1-800-680-4264): This is a safe way to report a crime or violent events, or to talk through any type of problem with a supportive problem.

YOUTH ON DRUGS

Youth on Drugs: Deals with drug reality and provides factual information to help you make an educated choice about substance use.

Mental HEALTH Resources

Mindcheck: If you’re feeling stressed, anxious, depressed, or just not right, this is a great website to help you find mental health resources and support.

The Foundry: A new website collecting mental health and wellness resources and supports for youth aged 12-24.

HEALTH AND RELATIONSHIPS RESOURCES

Go Ask Alice: Lots of questions and answers about teen health and other topics. You can ask your own questions too!

Scarleteen: This is a great website with factual, supportive information about sexuality, sexual health, and relationships for teens.

additional resources in new westminster

WTF411 : A great list of resources for youth who need help in New Westminster. It can tell you where to find counseling, food and shelter, education, health services, financial info, and more.

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        AWARD WINNER

        Book awards from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

        Includes awards for audiobooks, graphic novels, and more.

        AWARD WINNER

        Hyack Teen Read Award:

        This is a reader’s choice award sponsored by the New Westminster Public Library and New Westminster Secondary School.

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