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NWPL for Teens

Whether you are struggling with a project for school, or just looking for something new to read, we are here to help!

Want to get more involved in the library? Join our Teen Library Club! We meet every month on a Tuesday to discuss library programs and services for teens, get your feedback, and have fun (we have cookies too)! See our events calendar for all dates and times.

Looking for more things to read and do? Check out:

Volunteering at the Library

Staff Picks for Teens

New Books for Teens

Upcoming Programs


Teen Library Programs and Volunteering

The library recruits teen volunteers for our Reading Buddies program twice a year, in September and in January. To apply to become a Reading Buddy, fill out an application on the City of New Westminster website: CLICK HERE. This application will also connect you to the many interesting volunteer positions in other City departments, like Parks and Recreation, the Museum, and more!

Having trouble with the application? Email Jill, the city’s friendly volunteer coordinator:

To view library programs for teens, visit our Events Calendar

Keep in touch!

Want to keep up with the latest news for teens at the library? Join our mailing list by emailing . You’ll get updates on library programs, and volunteer opportunities at the library and around New West.

We’re also @NWPLibrary on Instagram!



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

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

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

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

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

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


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.

Web-based counselling is also available by appointment: Contact Mia Anthony at

Drop-in Hours: Monday to Thursday, 3:15-9:00pm. Friday and Saturday, 3:15-11:00pm

38 Begbie Street | 604-329-1875

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

Youth Source utilizes a ‘one stop shopping’ approach by providing youth with a variety of services in one place.  At Youth Source, there is a warm, welcoming atmosphere where free, confidential information and education regarding sexuality and health to youth 21 and under is provided. At Youth Source the Purpose Society provides a free Youth Clinic in partnership with Fraser Health.

No appointments necessary.

Advocacy and referral services for youth on issues such as shelter, income assistance, legal services, family mediation and school issues are also provided.  Youth can access a wide array of services through this resource:

  • Speak to an:
    • Alcohol and Drug Counsellor
    • Youth worker
    • Therapist or
    • Child and Youth Mental Health Clinician
  • Take a shower
  • Do laundry
  • Access the emergency food cupboard

Or just hang out and participate in recreational activities.

The Youth Clinic has nurses and a doctor on-site to provide the following services:

  • Access of free medical care
  • birth control education & provision
  • pregnancy testing + decision making
  • STI information, examinations + treatment; and
  • HIV education + testing.

No appointments necessary.

Kids Help Phone: (1-800-668-6868 OR text 686868): Kids Help Phone is a toll-free, 24-hour, phone counselling, web counselling, and referral service for children and youth. The service is completely anonymous and confidential. Chat available from 6pm to midnight every day, online at or text 778-783-0177.

Youth In BC Crisis Line and Chat Service: If you would like to talk about suicide, sexuality, depression and stress, relationship conflicts, and more. Call 604-872-3311 or chat online with a trained Crisis Centre volunteer, from noon until 1am (after midnight).

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 person.

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.

New Westminster Child and Youth Mental Health Office: Located at Columbia Square, 201 – 1065 Columbia Street. Walk-in Youth Clinic is open Tuesdays, 12:00-4:00pm

Online counselling from the New Westminster Youth Services is available by appointment: Email Mia Anthony at

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.

Mindshift App: A user-friendly self-help tool based on proven scientific strategies, this app teaches about
anxiety, helping users to engage in healthy thinking and to take action.

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

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.


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New Westminster, BC,
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