TEEN LIBRARY PROGRAMS 

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

Makers Hub

Makers Hub is an opportunity for young people to show their creativity! Normally held in Terms 1 and 4 on Tuesday afternoons, Makers Hub is a changing program of arts, crafts, and STEAM skills.

In Term 1 2024, we will be holding a series of projects that those aged 12-26 to help you learn a range of artistic skills. Follow us on Facebook for updates! 

makers hub overview

    HOMEWORK HUB

    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.

    Exam Prep Study Afternoons

    In early November 2023, we held two Study afternoons for Years 10-12 to support local students in their exam time, with free tutoring in English and Maths. Keep an eye on our Upcoming Events page for updates on our events for 2024!

    students sitting at a table

    BOARD GAMES COLLECTION

    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.

    board game pieces scattered on a table

    SKETCHBOOK PROJECT

    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

    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.

    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!

    golden feather hunt in wa

    LIBRARYCRAFT

    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 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 Bedrock Edition, 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.

    a landscape view of a Minecraft build

    TEENS e-RESOURCES

    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 

    teenager listening to a tablet in her room