Karen McManus’ award-winning debut novel, “One of Us Is Lying,” is a thrilling and intriguing take on the classic murder mystery. The gripping story follows Bronwyn, Cooper, Nate, and Addy, who are suspected in the murder of their fellow classmate, Simon Kelleher.
The novel “Everything Everything,” written by Nicola Yoon, is centered around 17-year-old Madeline Whittier, who suffers from SCID, more commonly known as “bubble baby disease.” Due to her condition, Madeline has been trapped inside her house in Los Angeles with her doctor mother for 17 years. Things change, however, when a new family moves into her neighbor’s house.
Nicola Yoon, the author of the well-known novel, The Sun Is Also a Star, provides a new and diverse view on the controversial topic of immigration. The story is centered around Natasha Kingsley, an illegal immigrant and Daniel Bae who is an aspiring poet. Both Natasha and Daniel must work together to overcome challenges and obstacles which will allow them to rise to their full potential.
We're still operating during our closure while we practice safe, healthy distancing and working from home. We have a few great opportunities for NP Teens in grades 6-12 to participate in or volunteer to help out the community during this time. Check out these great options!
Teen Back-To-School Trick Shot Challenge:
Record video of your best trick shots using SCHOOL SUPPLIES.
TOP THREE submissions between Sept 1 - Sept 30 will be featured on the NPML Instagram, Facebook and YouTube platforms.
WINNER will receive their choice of a new advanced reader copy (pre-release) YA book!
Want to watch some examples to get inspired? Check out the Dude Perfect Trick Shot videos on YouTube here:
How to Make Your Common App a Lot Less Common:
Battle of the YA Books:
VOTE multiple times daily using the Instagram or Facebook stories feature every day Oct 12-16.
Ghost Cornhole & Pumpkin Decorating:
We're always updating our Teen Calendar with new programs, so be sure to check out the full listing HERE.
Book Review Bloggers
Book reviews serve the community by helping others find the right reading materials. If you love to read and want to share your opinions, you can join our Teen Book Review Crew! All you need to do is read a book in the library's YA or Adult fiction collections, and do a write-up including a brief summary and your opinions. You'll submit all reviews and edits via email, making this a great opportunity for teens with busy schedules. Finished reviews will be published right here on the library's Book Review Blog on our website!
NP Teen Book Recommendations
Have you read anything good lately? We are building new book lists to help the community find books they might enjoy. Use social media or email to send us your favorite YA Fiction and Adult Fiction titles for fellow teen readers. We'll compile a full list and will share it throughout our stay-at-home experience to help patrons in New Providence and beyond.
The New Providence Memorial Library will be closed to the public until further notice with all programming suspended. These dates may be reevaluated as the season progresses.
While we are closed, fines and holds will be suspended. Please DO NOT return books through the book drops. You may select any donated books from carts placed outside both entrances from the AfterWords bookstore at no charge.
During the closure, patrons can avail themselves of online resources including
Lyndawith more than 3,000 online courses in a wide variety of subjects
These and other great online resources such as Consumer Reports can be found here on our website under Research > All Online Resources.
We appreciate the patience and understanding of our patrons as we contribute to our community’s effort to limit the spread of the virus. Please check our website, facebook page or email distribution for further updates. We hope to be able to offer programming again soon along the following schedule.
The New Providence Memorial Library has programs and services for teens in middle and high school, grades 6-12.
“Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe is one of the classics of world literature. Achebe’s writing, packed with details and proverbs, immerses readers into the life of Okonkwo. This novel takes readers through an emotional roller coaster as it deals with themes such as morals, masculinity, tradition, and change.
.....we are starting to circulate our collection again!
We are very happy to be back and allowed to offer contactless pickup service. Materials will be circulated from a table behind the front doors. Holds can be placed for items not currently available and now you can also request items that are on the shelf. Place holds and requests through the online catalog or call us.