Teen Advisory Board

Are you bored? Are you looking to gain some community service hours? Do you want to make new friends? I got the right program for you!

The North Battleford Library is looking to start a Teen Advisory Board. The first meeting will be held January 25 @ 4 PM. We hope you can make it out and share your opinions about what you want from your local library.



Teen Book Bingo is Back!


It’s that time of year again. Teen Book Bingo is back! Check out the details below to get started on winning some awesome surprise prizes.

Starts: November 1, 2016

Ends: December 23, 2016

Teens are invited to take part in Teen Book Bingo contest. Read books from the different categories on the bingo card, then tell us about your favorite book you read. For each card completed and received, you will receive a ballot to fill out for a chance to win a grand prize.

It’s simple to participate:

  • Pick up your free Bingo card at the library
  • Read five books chosen from 5 different categories that completes a horizontal, vertical or diagonal line.
  • Bring your completed bingo card into the library and enter the draw.
  • Complete as many Bingo cards as you like to enter the raw multiple times
  • Share the fun with your friends!

Once you have completed five squares in a row (horizontal vertical, diagonal), bring your bingo card in to the Library to enter for the draw.  Pick up another bingo card at the front desk, and turn your reading bingo card into prizes!

You can join any time during the contest dates and complete as many Bingo cards as you like to increase your odds of winning.

Looking for ideas of what to read?  Check out our recommended books for teens as well as themed booklists on Pinterest and out teen blog.

For teens ages 12

Fall Reading

We have new books in for the YA section! I am so excited to share with you some of our newest members to the library collection.

New Graphic Novels:


Secret Identities, Volume 1 by Brian Joines

“The supergroup known as The Front Line have just invited new hero Crosswind to join them. But what they don’t know is that Crosswind is a mole, sent to learn all their secrets. And the Front Line have LOTS of secrets…”–Publisher’s website.



Wonder Woman. Volume 8, A twist of fate by Meredith Finch

Taken from the cover….”Wonder Woman may have gotten a handle on juggling her responsibilities as both Queen of the Amazons and God of War, but that hasn’t stopped her enemies from trying to claim her titles. Although Donna Troy was imprisoned on Mount Olympus after trying to kill Diana and take her crown, Wonder Woman still believes the Amazon deserves a second chance. But when Donna escapes her cell, it’s up to Wonder Woman to stop her before she’s let loose on Man’s World. Meanwhile, a new villain has set his sights on the super-heroine, one who is obsessed with claiming Diana’s godhood for himself — whatever the cost!”


Walking Dead Collection (Hardcover collection Book 1-6) by Robert Kirkman

This hardcover features the first 12 issues of the hit series along with thecovers for the issues in one oversized hardcover volume. Perfect for long timefans, new readers and anyone needing a slightly heavy object with which to fendoff the walking dead. – Funny summary taken from Indigo.com

New YA Non Fiction:


Being Jazz by Jazz Jennings

Teen activist and trailblazer Jazz Jennings–named one of “The 25 most influential teens” of the year by Time–shares her very public transgender journey, as she inspires people to accept the differences in others while they embrace their own truths.


Fight Like a Girl:50 Feminists Who Changed the World by Laura Barcella

Nearly every day there’s another news story, think piece, or pop cultural anecdote related to feminism and women’s rights. Conversations around consent, equal pay, access to contraception, and a host of other issues are foremost topics of conversation in American media. And today’s teens are encountering these issues from a different perspective than any generation has before-but what’s often missing from the current discussion is an understanding of how we’ve gotten to this place. Fight Like a Girl introduces readers to the history of feminist activism in the U.S. in an effort to celebrate those who paved the way and draw attention to those who are working hard to further the feminist cause today.

New YA Fiction:


Like a River Glorious by Rae Carson

“The sequel to the New York Times-bestselling and National Book Award longlisted Walk on Earth a Stranger. After her harrowing journey west to California, Lee Westfall has finally found a new home–one rich in gold, thanks to her magical power, a power that seems to be changing every day. But this home is rich in other ways, too: with friends who are searching for a place to be themselves, just as she is, and with love. Jefferson–her longtime best friend–hasn’t stopped trying to win her heart. And Lee is more and more tempted to say yes. But her uncle Hiram hasn’t given up his quest to get Lee and her power under his control. When she’s kidnapped and taken to him, Lee sees firsthand the depths of her uncle’s villainy. Yet Lee’s magic is growing. Gold no longer simply sings to her, it listens. It obeys her call. Is it enough to destroy her uncle once and for all? Rae Carson, acclaimed author of the Girl of Fire and Thorns series, takes us deep into the gold fields as she continues this sweeping saga of magic and history, and an unforgettable heroine who must come into her own”–Provided by publisher.

Melted Crayon Art – You want to try it?


There is a ton of cool melted crayon art on Pinterest, Etsy, Instagram so why not try to recreate it.  If you are bored and feel like tapping into your creative side, join us at the North Battleford Library Teen I.D.E.A Lab this Tuesday night 6:00 pm for some fun. You never know, you may make a new friend or two. We will provide the crayons and blow dryers … we just need you to provide the creativity and design what you would like!



Fall programs @ the library


2016 Fall programming is here! Check out the events calendar to see what is coming up this Fall. At the library we are pretty excited to offer a new Makerspace program for teens.

North Battleford Library is your guide to free programs for the entire family—from babies to seniors. In addition, we’ve got programs for everyone in between including teens.

To start, why not participate on our Guess the Book by the Quote contest. Can you guess which book the following quote is from?


Hint: The word “Ashes” is in the title

How to enter the contest:

  1. Write your answer on the ballot that you pick up at the North Battleford Library
  2. Provide your contact information
  3. Place ballot in the box at the library
  4. Check back in October for another Guess the Book by the Quote and enter for another chance to win.

Winner will be announced at the end of September


When was the last time you sent a handwritten letter?



adjective: relating to or denoting the writing of letters or literary works in the form of letters.

Sounds fancy right? It’s a big and unusual word but a common writing style. Many books are written in the form of characters writing letters to each other or a story is told through diary entries. Epistolary novels are fun to read because the lack of a narrator and you can feel a little mischievous reading someone else’s diary.  Are your texting thumbs soar? We got the cure!  Sit down, relax, read an epistolary novel and write someone a letter.


Below is a list of the best contemporary epistolary novels:

Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty

Monster by Walter Dean Myers

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

The Year of Secret Assignments by Jaclyn Moriarty

The “Internet Girls” trilogy by Lauren Myracl

  • Book is the series: TTYLTTFN, L8TER, G8TER