Black History

The New Providence Memorial Library is partnering with New Providence's Diversity Committee to celebrate Black History and Diversity.  We hope the lists below make it easier to find book or movies on these important topics.

celebrate black history month

Click on a book/DVD list below to bring up the list in the library's online catalog.  To request an item, click Place Hold, or call the library at (908) 665-0311.


Black History Nonfiction

Diversity/Race Relations Nonfiction

Fiction by Black Authors


Black History Nonfiction

Fiction with Diverse Characters


Black History Nonfiction

Beginning Readers & Chapter Books with Diverse Characters

Picture Books with Diverse Characters

Picture Books about Kindness


Black History Documentaries

Movies with Black Lead Actors

Upcoming Events

Feb 01 12:00AM-1920s Community Read
Feb 24 10:00AM-Virtual Baby Storytime
Feb 24 07:00PM-Pajama Storytime
Feb 01 12:00AM-1920s Community Read
Feb 01 12:00AM-1920s Community Read

Signs of life!

As the snow begins to melt, we see positive signs of brighter days ahead.  Infection rates in town continue to drop and the COVID Committee of the Board of Trustees continues to monitor virus progress in the community.  We have been meeting regularly to evaluate whether conditions are right for re-opening.  As always, the safety of our patrons and staff is of prime importance. 

We are happy to announce that we will once again open to computer use by appointment on Monday, 3/1.  As before, we ask that you make an appointment for a 45 minute slot at least the day before and we will not take advance appointments beyond 1 week.  Social distancing requirements only allow us to make 2 computers available. 

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