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We're still offering fantastic events, both hands-on and virtual! We have lots of options from books to gaming to crafts to webinars to contests and more, all for NP Teens in grades 6-12. Scroll down to check out all of these great programs and opportunities!

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neon star We're always updating our Teen Calendar with new programs, so be sure to check out the full listing HERE. Scroll down this page for more details on each program!

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neon star APRIL Teen Take Out Boxes:

  • Registration for our APRIL boxes opens at 3:00PM Monday, March 29 and will close on April 5, or when all slots are full.
  • (Mark your calendars! These fill up FAST each month!)
  • Complete this Google Form to register for the April box.
  • First 12 registrations will receive an email confirmation. Priority to those who did not get last month's box.

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 neon star Origami 4 Teens by Teens:

  • Learn how to make advanced modular origami projects.
  • Register via email to pick up a kit with the papers you'll need each month.
  • Watch recorded tutorials on the NP Library's YouTube channel to learn how to complete each project.
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register.

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neon star Teen Reading Pillows & Book Recs:

  • Come create a personalized reading pillow and decorate it with your individual flair.
  • Share your favorite YA books with lots of Adventure or Survival themes, and get new recs for more.
  • Register via email in advance to reserve your supplies.
  • We'll meet outside if it's nice. If it rains, you'll get a kit to take home.
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register.

Apr Reading Pillows Book Lists

neon star Highly Selective Colleges Webinar:

  • Learn what achievements and qualities the ivy league and other elite institutions seek from applicants.
  • Offered by CollegeWise via live webinar to view from home.
  • Register via email to get the registration link and login info.
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register.

Highly Selective Colleges

neon star Celebrate National Library Week, April 19-23:

  • Free Teen Upgrade to an adult library card (age 14+ with school ID).
  • Free bookmark designs to take home and color.
  • Free Seed Starter Kit to take home, grow and plant.
  • Fine Amnesty for Food Donations (any fines $3 or less will be reset to zero).
  • Free Replacement Library Card if yours is lost or damaged.
  • Wednesday, 4/21 @ 3:00-4:00: Green Screen Photos with fun travel or book cover backgrounds.
  • Thursday, 4/22 All Day: Free Tote Bag with checkout (while supplies last).

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neon star Character Counts! SEL in College Admissions Webinar:

    • Learn how Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) distinguishes itself from academic factors in College Admissions.
    • Offered by CollegeWise via live webinar to view from home.
    • Register via email to get the registration link and login info.
    • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register.

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neon star MAY Teen Take Out Boxes:

  • Registration for our MAY boxes opens at 3:00PM Monday, April 26 and will close on May 3, or when all slots are full.
  • (Mark your calendars! These fill up FAST each month!)
  • Complete this Google Form to register for the May box.
  • First 12 registrations will receive an email confirmation. Priority to those who did not get last month's box.

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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 and earn volunteer service hourse at the same time! 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!

Interested? Click here for full Guidelines or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Seeking Teen Book Review Bloggers

  • Read Reviews on the blog here: Teen Book Review Blog
  • Full Guidelines for how to participate are here: Book Review Blog Guidelines
  • Questions? This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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.

How to share your favorite titles?

  • icon facebook  Post on the Library's Facebook page using #NPTeenBookRecs.
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  •  File:Instagram logo 2016.svg - Wikipedia  Post on the Library's Instagram feed using #NPTeenBookRecs.
  • How to Remove Twitter Caches from iPhone and iPad | OSXDaily Post on the Library's Twitter feed using #NPTeenBookRecs.

Coronavirus Precautions:

The New Providence Memorial Library is operating with full staff to serve the public in safe ways during this pandemic. We're offering limited in-person browsing, contactless pickup of materials in our foyer, virtual programs, and take-home crafts that patrons can pick up and create at home.

Patrons may place holds on books and other library materials using our online catalog with valid library card. Once notified via email that your holds are ready, you can pick them up, contact-free, in our foyer.

During the closure, patrons can avail themselves of online resources including

  • Libby by Overdrive for ebooks and audiobooks
  • Kanopy for independent films and documentaries
  • Hoopla for ebooks, audiobooks, movies, TV series, music & comics
  • Tumblebooks with read-along picture books, chapter books, National Geographic videos, non-fiction books & graphic novels for kids
  • Flipster with a selection of magazines that can be read online
  • Rosetta Stone for learning a new language
  • Lynda with more than 3,000 online courses in a wide variety of subjects

We appreciate the patience and understanding of our patrons as we contribute to our community‚Äôs effort to limit the spread of the virus.  Please check our website, facebook page or email distribution for further updates. 

The New Providence Memorial Library has programs and services for teens in middle and high school, grades 6-12.

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We look to the Spring sky..

for hope, renewal and daylight.  Here at NPML, we reflect those feelings with a new, virtual Art Gallery and a re-opening of our Browsing Section.

The Friends of NPML have collected beautiful photos posted over the past year on the NP Community Facebook page.  Lynn O'Neill & Bharat Rao have shown us beauty in the sky over our town and in the process, inspired those feelings of hope and renewal.  Visit the Art Gallery and view other exhibits, too.

Finally, our Browsing Section has re-opened!  Come in to peruse our shelves for new materials.  There are selections of popular items as well as a display of books from AfterWords - our bookstore.  Computers by prior appointment are also available.  As ever, we are strictly enforcing social distancing, capacity, mask and other restrictions. 

We look forward to safer conditions as vaccinations proceed and will continue to update you as our re-opening plans progress.

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