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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 Teen Take Out Boxes:

  • Registration for our January boxes opens on Monday, Dec 28 @ 3:00PM and will close on Jan 7, or when all slots are full.
  • (Mark your calendars! These fill up FAST each month!)
  • Complete this Google Form to register for the January 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 Teen De-Stress Kits:

  • Make your own mini zen garden to help you recenter and recharge for the new year.
  • Each kit includes materials for the zen garden, plus a soothing tea bag, some bubble wrap to pop, and a booklet to help you find your sources of strength.
  • REGISTRATION FOR THESE KITS will open at 3:00PM on Wed, Dec 30.
  • Complete this registration form to reserve your kit. Supplies are limited.

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neon star Teen Meditation and Breathing for Stress Relief:

  • Learn breathing exercises and meditation practices to help calm your mind, and reduce stress and anxiety.
  • Join Dr. Somya Ramrakhyani over zoom for a 30-min sesson.
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive the zoom link for the session.

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neon star Author Talk with Ultrarunner, Katie Arnold:

  • Join the zoom author talk with Katie Arnold, author of "Running Home."
  • Learn how a New Year's Resolution became a new life of ultrarunning.
  • Her memoir on father-daughter relationships, grief, and the power of running will appeal to all ages.
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive the zoom link.

Author Talk Katie Arnold Running Home

neon star Among Us Gaming via Discord:

  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the invite to the library's Discord server.
  • Your email must include your FULL NAME & AGE with birth date.
  • *Open to ages 13-17 only, to abide by rules set by Discord.

Jan Among Us via Discord

neon star Teen Take & Make Craft Kits:

  • Take & Makes for teens in grades 6-12 are available on the first Monday of each month.
  • Kits can be picked up after 3:00pm in the library foyer.
  • First-come, first-served while supplies last.

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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

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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.
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  • 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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Upcoming Events

Jan 18 12:00AM-LIBRARY CLOSED
Jan 18 12:00AM-LIBRARY CLOSED
Jan 18 12:00AM-Library Closed - Martin Luther King Day
Jan 19 10:00AM-Dino Kits
Jan 19 10:00AM-Virtual Storytime- Ages 4, 5, 6

Holiday Building Closing

The Library remains open even if the building will close for a little while...

Because of rising rates of COVID-19 infection in the County and in the town of New Providence, we are being cautious and closing our building to public access from Monday, December 21 through at least Monday January 11 subject to a decrease in infection levels.

Staff is, of course, in the building and we will continue to offer foyer pickup, craft kits and window shopping.  We also have special book bundles prepared for fast  and contact-free gift giving which are available in the foyer.  Take advantage of our Choose 3 Books for Me service or use the Browse Our Shelves feature to request items.  Make sure to check out Ms. Sam's Story Time Room to make browsing for kids' books fun and high tech.

Check our full schedule of events, too.  We look forward to welcoming you back into the library in the New Year and we hope that the holidays bring peace, joy and health to you and all of your loved ones.

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ 07974
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