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

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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 




Upcoming Events

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.