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Click the image below to explore Ms. Sam's Storytime Room for book suggestions and more!


Please check out the library's Resources for Parents page.  You will find links for accessing library downloadable e-services, as well as online resources for at home learning and educational activities.  

Contactless pickup of holds is now available in the lobby on Monday 10-7, Tuesday 10-7, Wednesday 10-4, Thursday 10-7, Friday 10-4, Saturday 10-3.  For more information click here.

Missing in-library browsing? Browse our shelves right from home!  Browse children's shelves on a wide variety of genres as well as NEW titles!

The New Providence Memorial Library has the following programs and services for children of all ages:


  • Events - In-person library events have been suspended until further notice.  Check out our virtual offerings here!
  • Storytime - While the library is closed, in-person storytime has been suspended until further notice. Weekly storytimes are now posted on the library YouTube channel.  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive the links each week to watch:
    • Mondays @ 1 pm: All ages storytime with Ms. Sam 
    • Tuesdays @ 10 am: 4, 5, 6 yr old storytime with Ms. Lori
    • Wednesdays @ 10 am: Baby storytime with Ms. Sam
    • On Wednesdays @ 7 pm: Pajama storytime with Ms. Debbie  
  • 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten 




We have moved into Phase 3..

of our phased Re-open Plan.  On September 28, we welcomed the first patron in for a 45 minute computer appointment.  Social distancing requires us to limit public access to 2 computers and there are new procedures and restrictions.  

In spite of restrictions, allowing patrons back into the building is another step forward.  We anticipate opening up a COVID browsing library by the beginning of November with an open area for patrons of all ages to come in and browse new and selected materials from our larger collection.  Staff will be available to assist with requests and you can continue to place materials on hold for pickup.

We will continue to make foyer pickup available for those who don't want to come into the library.  Materials should still be returned into the exterior drop boxes.  You can check the complete list of instructions for more information.  

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