In addition to our extensive Young Adults' collection, we run programs and events aimed at developing literacy, creativity, and enhancing community engagement.

If you can't find the Teen's program you are looking for or have a suggestion, please contact us at library.gallery@carnarvon.wa.gov.au

For details about Children's Library Programs click here

Library Film Competition 2023

2023 is a big year for Carnarvon Library and Art Gallery.  We will be commemorating 10 years at our Egan Street location, and 50 years service to the Carnarvon community. To celebrate, we are inviting 12-25 year-olds to submit a short film!

Are you under 12 but want to be in front of the camera? That's easy - team up with an older sibling or friend and get them to enter under their name. We'll leave it up to you how you share the prize if you win!

Pick one of our three themes and use your creativity;

Within a 60 second time limit, make something short, snappy and unique for a chance to win one of two prizes:

  • Winning Film: $100 Voucher
  • Runner-up: $50 Voucher

You can create your film any way you like; we aren't looking for professional quality - we want to see imagination, personality and heart. It could be a simple as getting a mate to film you with a smartphone or tablet to do an interview-style conversation, or you can show us your skills as a budding director with something more ambitious! 

The competition closes Saturday 22nd April. Click below to download our Terms & Conditions Form and a Photo Permissions Form:


Alternatively, you can collect a copy of these forms from the front desk at the library. If you are under 18 years old, make sure to have a parent/guardian fill out the forms.

If you would like to film inside the library, please give us a call or email so we can organize a time, and make sure we don't have any activities on.


Every Wednesday afternoon during school term from 3-4.30pm, the library space shifts focus to support local Year 7-12 students with their studies.
Start a study group with your friends, find a quiet corner to do homework, or get an early start on your assignments. You can even reserve a table for your study group in advance by giving the library a call on (08) 9941 3727.

Remember that our Wi-Fi and Public PCs are available during opening hours for students to use - see library staff for more details.


We have a collection of board games to use in the library anytime during opening hours - all you need is a library card. Gather your friends on a weekend to battle for glory in one of our strategy games like RISK or Ticket to Ride: Europe, or just fill in some time after school with some quick rounds of Bananagrams or Chess. See library staff for our full list of games.


The Sketchbook Project is an ongoing collaborative creative project that takes place every year in conjunction with the Youth Week WA KickstART Festival. It is an opportunity for young people aged 12-26 years to boldly experiment and develop their creative thoughts and capacity for self-expression, and to share this with their communities.
You can register for the Project in December. Your blank sketchbook will arrive in January, and you will have until the end of March to fill it with whatever your heart desires; drawings, paintings, recipes, poetry, sketches, quotes, and collages - feel free to express yourself in a way that is unique and authentic to you.

The Sketchbooks are exhibited around Western Australia in galleries, libraries, and other venues as part of the annual Travelling Sketchbook Exhibition, and then returned to the creators.

The Sketchbook Project is a great way to dabble in creative writing, art, poetry and more in easily accessible way, without the formality of a poetry or art competition - this is just a pure celebration of creativity and a fun way to share your imagination with others!


Scribblers Festival is an annual festival of literature and arts for young people, to celebrate the magic of storytelling. The Festival brings together authors, illustrators and other storytellers from Western Australia, across the country, and around the world to empower and engage young readers through interactive sessions and workshops. In the lead up to the Festival, over 15,000 feather-shaped bookmarks are scattered throughout public libraries across Western Australia, with five rare Golden Feathers waiting to be found by lucky young readers as part of the annual Golden Feather Hunt [https://www.scribblersfestival.com.au/golden-feather]. Young writers can also share their creativity by participating in the annual Golden Pen Writing Award for a chance to win great prizes.

You can become a Scribbler by signing up at the website, and keep an eye on our Facebook page for information on when the annual events begin!


LibraryCraft is a free online 24/7 Minecraft Server for all Western Australian kids aged 7 to 17!
Released in 2011, Minecraft is a sandbox 3D world with virtually infinite terrain where players may discover and extract raw materials, craft tools and items, and build structures, earthworks, and simple machines. If you play the Java Edition [bold text] of Minecraft on your PC or Mac, then you can join LibraryCraft's Creative (a peaceful world where players have unlimited resources) or 'Player versus Player' (a more combative world where players can fight each other) servers. Please note that these servers are not [underline] Bedrock Edition [bold text], which is the cross-platform XBox/iOS/Android version of Minecraft.

All players have to register at librarycraft.net/join/ in order to play: LibraryCraft is a ‘whitelisted’ server, which means it is mandatory that all player's provide proof of age to show they are in the required age group.

LibraryCraft is supported by the City of Fremantle, City of Canning, City of Bunbury, City of Busselton, Town of Victoria Park and City of Melville. The Shire of Carnarvon is one of many Local Government Promotion Partners.


Many of our digital e-Resources have specific collections for young people! If you are looking for an e-book, e-audiobook, e-magazine, movies, music or more, check out some of the teens collections below:
Libby's Kids e-Reading Room 
BorrowBox Young Adult collection
Kanopy Kids tv series and movies 
hoopla has a Kids Mode which can be activated by an adult.

OR click here to access more information about Teens e-Resources