Footsteps by the window!

If you look out the window in the teen section you will see footsteps near the window. This is a bit odd since there isn’t a door anywhere close! Just maybe someone is peeking in to see inside the library and book displays! 🙂 And then there is that yellow grocery bag. Please don’t leave garbage around!foot steps


Summer Reading Club and Contests

Looking for something to keep you busy this Summer? Want to win some cool prizes?

Join us for our Read Across Canada Contest

June 24th-September 2nd—Ages 15+ 

Where will you read? Try our teen and adult summer contest to read across Canada. We have a list of provinces and territories and all you have to do is read; either a book set in a particular province/territory or where the author is from. Pick up ballots at front desk at the North Battleford Library and start your reading adventure. Random draw to be made September 2nd.

Need some help with reading suggestions?  try one from our list below:


A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout

British Columbia

Highly Inappropriate Tales for Young People by Douglas Coupland



Children of My Heart by Gabrielle Roy





New Brunswick

The Town That Drowned by Riel Nason

Newfoundland & Labrador

Galore by Michael Crummey


North West Territories

Porcupines and china dolls by Robert Arthur Alexie

Nova Scotia

Light Lifting by Alexander MacLeod


Late Nights on Air by Elizabeth Hay



Dear Life by Alice Munro





Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery


A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny


So Dark the Night: a Zinnea & Nightstalk Mystery by Cliff Burns







The Arctic grail : the quest for the North West Passage and the North Pole, 1818-1909 by Pierre Berton





Are you bored?

If you’re a teenager in grades 7 – 12, or a parent, teacher, or other adult who works with teens, North Battleford Library has you covered!  We have many programs that may be of interest to teens and adults. Here’s a rundown of what is coming up:

Saturday march 25, 2017: Green Screen Fun      2-3:30 pm

Come and play with our new green screen and see yourself in ways you never imagined! This month’s theme is “Goofy”. National Goof Off Day is observed annually on March 22.   Do something fun and leave the work until tomorrow.  Everybody needs to take a break from time to time. Let us take some fun and funky photos and email them to you. Please DO NOT wear green. Photo Release Waivers must be signed. All ages.

Wednesday March, 29 2017: Teen Advisory Board Meeting      4-5 pm

With the Teen Advisory Board, you can come up with fun programs for you and your friends and get involved with your community. Earn community service hours and meet other teens. Snacks will be provided.Ages 12-18. 4:00 – 5:00 pm.

Saturday April 8, 2017: Line, Design & Loosening Up!      1-4 pm

Spring 2017  – North Battleford Library Workshops with Holly Hildebrand

This workshop is focused on using the principles and elements of design in a playful way to create very individual and dynamic artwork.  Often we begin our work with preconceived ideas of how we want it to turn out and forget to play and interact intuitively with the materials to see where the process leads us.  This workshop is about opening up to that adventure.

If you are ready to put aside your drawing fears and perfectionism and have some fun, this is for you!These FREE Workshops run from 1:00 to 4:00, all supplies included. Everyone welcome but must pre-register at the NB Library or call 306-445-3206. Teens and adults.

Saturday April 22, 2017: Larger Than Life      1-4 pm

Spring 2017  – North Battleford Library Workshops with Holly Hildebrand

These large format mixed media portraits will go beyond the literal to encompass all your passions.  Working large can be as easy as working small and will free us up to move quickly and spontaneously.  Find new ways to s-t-r-e-t-c-h your creativity! These FREE Workshops run from 1:00 to 4:00, all supplies included. Everyone welcome but must pre-register at the NB Library or call 306-445-3206. Teens and adults.

Wednesday April, 26 2017: Teen Advisory Board Meeting       4-5 pm

With the Teen Advisory Board, you can come up with fun programs for you and your friends and get involved with your community. Earn community service hours and meet other teens. Snacks will be provided. Ages 12-18. 4:00 – 5:00 pm.

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

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!