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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Among Us Gaming via Discord:
- Your email must include your FULL NAME & AGE with birth date.
- *Open to ages 13-17 only, to abide by rules set by Discord.
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.
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 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!
- Read Reviews on the blog here: Teen Book Review Blog
- Full Guidelines for how to participate are here: Book Review Blog Guidelines
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.
How to share your favorite titles?
- Post on the Library's Facebook page using #NPTeenBookRecs.
- Post on the Library's Instagram feed using #NPTeenBookRecs.
- Post on the Library's Twitter feed using #NPTeenBookRecs.
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’s 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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