Youth Programs & Events

Get Out and Do Something

For more information about any of the programs listed here, please contact Kathy and Jessica at


(TAGS: Ages 10-18, Free, Registration Required)

Let your imagination run wild at the library in Crafter’s Corner!

3:30-4:30 pm

Alliston: Tuesdays July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16

Beeton: Wednesdays July 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10, 17

Week 1 (July 12,13) – Tie Dye Summer Totes

Week 2 (July 19, 20) – Origami

Week 3 (July 26, 27) – Bracelet Making

Week 4 (August 2, 3) – Slime

Week 5 (August 9,10) – Paint Along

Week 6 (August 16, 17) – Pompom Party

Registration is per week (maximum 6 registrants/week per branch)

Suggested for Ages 10-18

CRIC IdeaLab

(TAGS: Ages 10-18, Free, Registration Required)

3:30-5:00 pm


July 14th: Personalized Tumblers – The Heat is Here! Why not sip a cool refreshing drink out of a personalized tumbler? Come customize your very own vinyl graphics on one of our Cricuts!

July 21st: Laser Engraved Bookmarks – Interested in learning more about using a laser cutter? In this program, you’ll get an introduction on how to design your own personalized engraved bookmark, perfect to keep your place in your next summer read!

July 28th: Custom Pillowcases – Rest easy, and take a sleepy summer siesta with the help of a personalized pillowcase! Register today, and come let your imagination run wild with our Cricut vinyl cutters and heat-transfer vinyl!

August 4th: 3D Printed Keychains – Have you ever wanted to learn how to 3D Print? Come get your feet wet with Tinkercad, and 3D model your own name on a keychain!

August 11th: Laser Cut Necklaces – Add a new piece of jewelry to your summer wardrobe, designed and created by you! We’ll teach you all the skills needed to make a necklace using the laser cutter.

August 18th: Personalized Notebooks – These notebooks will be the perfect place to keep track of all your summer plans, or to use for back to school! Use our Cricuts to personalize your notebook – the sky’s the limit on creativity!

Registration is per week (maximum 6 registrants/week)

Suggested for Ages 10-18

A World of 3D Opportunity (registered)

(TAGS: Ages 8+)

Maybe it’s a 3D figure from your favourite anime or manga, maybe it’s a cute pot for your houseplants, maybe you’re dreaming about the cars of a future, maybe you’re trying to figure out dimensions for a mountain bike jump or skateboard ramp; if you can think of it, you can probably model it. Come join us for an hour of TinkerCAD basics as we learn the fundamentals for creating projects that are suitable for 3D printing or for planning your next carpentry project.

TinkerCAD is free, open source, web-based CAD software created by AutoCAD for people wanting to get their feet wet with 3D modeling. We recommend that registrants create a TinkerCAD account in advance to save time.


CRIC IdeaLab, Tottenham

Tuesday, August 30


Youth Book Club (registered)

(TAGS: Youth, High School, Volunteer Hours)

We will not be meeting during the summer. Check back in later for our next meeting date in the fall!


Youth Social & Volunteer Group

(TAGS: Youth, High School, Volunteer Hours)

Youth Social and Volunteer Group is on break for the summer and will return in September! If you are interested in volunteering with us this summer, please contact Jessica at


Community Service Hours

(TAGS: Youth)

NTPL is now offering opportunities for youth to earn community service hours online! 

You can earn one hour of community service by completing any of the tasks below. You may complete as many options as you’d like, whenever you’d like!

If you are interested in volunteering, please email for more information.

Reader's Advisory

Youth Inquiry Survey

(TAGS: Youth, Survey)

Fill out a survey to help us at the library better serve youth in the community!


(TAGS: Youth, Social Media)

Show off your new book from the library on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter and tag NTPL. We’re @newteclibrary on all platforms! Please email us at once you post in order for us to be able to credit your hours.

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Reader's Advisory

Collection Development

(TAGS: Youth, Collection)

Research some new book releases or suggest some recent favourites of yours that you’d like to see added to the collection! Submit a list of 3-5 books you’d like to see us purchase, along with a 1-2 sentence description of each book. The books you suggest must have been published in the last year. Submit your list to  

Youth Book Review Crew

(TAGS: Youth, Reviews)

Write a review that is 75 to 100 words long for a book you’ve read. Tell us a bit about the story and try to convince us to read it, but no spoilers!  Submit your completed book review to

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