Blind Date with a Book

Blind Date with a Book begins tomorrow! Throughout February, come to the North Battleford Library and choose a mystery book to read. Then, rate your “date” and enter for a chance to win a prize! We’ve got a variety of books for you to choose from, and will be adding new ones as they get checked out.


Quick Writing Sessions for Teens

Here at the North Battleford Library, we’re in the process of developing a writing session idea, and would love to hear what you think!

The idea is that we get together and write something based on a given prompt. Afterwards, teens can share what they’ve written, if interested, and have positive feedback, or constructive criticism of their work. No dissing allowed, no tearing apart another’s work; this is to help us all become better writers for school, or just for fun.

Any thoughts? We’d love to hear them!

New date for Teen Zone!

Teen Zone will now happen on March 9th and not March 2nd! Teen Zone is an after school safe, supportive and friendly space for teens (ages 13-18). It is drop-in! Teens will meet other teens in a relaxed and fun environment. Teens will be able to chat with teens about their homework! Make buttons! Play board games! Hang out! Make new friends! Have free snacks! Teens are encouraged to bring ideas as to what they want to happen in the Teen Zone.

On Friday I am going to a local high school to talk about the program in grade 7 and 8 classrooms! I’m looking forward to seeing how many teens will come to the program and how the program will develop! I look forward to hearing what ideas for the program the teens come up with! What do you think would be great activities for Teen Zone?

The board below is wrong! The date should be the 9th!

Teen Zone board

The Mysterious Case of the Mutant Library Books!


October is here and that means it’s time for a contest just for teens aged 13 to 18! The Mysterious Case of the Mutant Library Books runs from October 1st to October 31st. We’ve filled a display with daring, chilling, romantic, adventurous and downright scary books. Here’s the catch: we’ve wrapped all of the books so you won’t know exactly what you’re picking up! There are some clues, but the title will remain a mystery until you get your book home.


Each book has a “Rate Your Book” slip wrapped up with them. Just return that slip by October 31st for a chance to win! We will hold the draw Monday, November 2nd.

Library Quest

It’s time for a Library Adventure!

Simply take one of the quest slips from the chest and complete it. Quests will all be things that you can quickly and easily complete in the library. You’ll earn one entry into our special Library Quest draw with every slip you return to the front desk!

Library Quest runs from February 2nd to 27th. For teens aged 12 to 18.


Winter Reading Adventure Books for YA Readers

Lakeland Library Region’s Winter Reading Adventure is in full swing! If you’re looking for some adventurous books to help you complete the “read 3 books” task, here are some suggestions:


  • Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Page
  • The Maze Runner by James Dashner
  • The Selection by Kiera Cass
  • An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
  • Paper Towns by John Green
  • Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
  • The Ranger’s Apprentice series by John Flanagan
  • Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
  • Rebel Spring by Morgan Rhodes
  • Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  • The Young Elites by Marie Lu
  • Every Day by David Levithan
  • Sabriel by Garth Nix
  • Partials by Dan Wells
  • This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel
  • Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas