London Borough of Barnet

Teenage library services

web image to illustrate teen lounge page on barnet website

Competition news!

Aged 11-16? Love writing? Then enter our short story competition for a chance to win a fab prize!

Calling all young people!

Do you have one or two hours a week to spare? Then why not volunteer with Barnet Libraries? We are looking for young people aged 14-17 to help with shelving, tidying books and displays. Our volunteers follow the Duke of Edinburgh award, school enrichment programmes, or just want to help out. For more information and to apply please contact your local library.

Regular activities and clubs for young people

  • Check mates chess clubs: if you are aged between 11- 17 and like playing chess and making new friends, then check out Check Mates
  • Manga club: if you love talking about Manga and Anime, then join our Manga club at Hendon library
  • Teenage Reading Groups:  choose and discuss the books you want to read

 Take a look at our events calendar for dates, times and venues. 

Find your nearest library

Need help with your revision?

 Try the following websites:

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Follow our teenage library service on Twitter and Facebook.

BLAB: Barnet libraries (youth) advisory board

BLAB meets every month to discuss how they can improve library services for young people. BLAB has recently chosen new graphic novels, manga, PS3, Wii and Xbox games for Barnet libraries.