We offer a variety of programs for teens throughout the year:

  • Develop your artistic skills in one of our painting classes.
  • Show off your uniquely creative style in a Wreck This Book session.
  • Join activities just for teens including our Dungeons and Dragons Club.
  • Learn important skills in a Driver's Prep or Red Cross Babysitting course.
  • Share ideas and your love of reading with other teen readers in our Teen Book Club.

Check out our calendar and newsletter to find out about upcoming teen programs. Watch for our spring break and summer activities flyers.

During COVID-19, the following programs may be suspended or offered in alternative formats. Please contact us for more information. Community service hours and cards are still available.

Library cards for teens

Did you know that you can register for a card if you are between the ages of 13 to 18? With a card, you can check out books, board games, video games and DVDs. Some restrictions may apply. 

Teen Advisory Committee

You can earn community service hours by joining our Teen Advisory Committee (TAC). TAC meets a few times a year to discuss library programs, collections, and contests. We would love to have you on our team. To register, email or phone us at 905-834-6512. 

Community service hours

Students can earn community service hours by volunteering at the library to assist with programming.

Did you know that you can still earn community service hours during COVID-19 from the comfort of you own home?

We are looking for teen guest reviewers to read and write book reviews. Each approved book review will earn you five hours of community service! Reviews will be published on the library’s website and social media accounts.

Items being reviewed must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be available through Port Colborne Public Library
  • Must be published in the past two years
  • Must be an appropriate reading level
  • Books can be fiction or non-fiction, and in book, e-book, or audiobook format

Additionally, reviews must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be at least 250 words in length (or longer)
  • Must contain an introduction to the book, a brief summary (without spoilers), a thoughtful review, as well as whether or not you would recommend the book
  • Be an original review; plagiarism will not be accepted
  • Contains no graphic or explicit language

Some minor edits or corrections may be suggested. 

To register as a reviewer, please email or phone us at 905-834-6512. If you don't have a card yet, join us today. 

Summer activities

Watch for our summer activities flyer in mid-June.