For Children

Resources For Parents 

Coronavirus Precautions:

We are accepting book returns in our silver book returns on either side of the front doors, on the exterior of the building.  Contactless pickup is available in the lobby and you may come inside to browse a limited selection of materials in our new browsing area.

Check out our online resources including:

  • Overdrive for ebooks and audiobooks.  Browse what ebooks are available right now with the Libby app or your web browser.  Click Kids to browse the kids collections.
  • Kanopy for independent films and documentaries.  Browse the curated collection for kids by clicking "Go to Kanopy Kids" on the top right side of the homescreen of the web browser or by clicking "More" on the bottom right side of the app on your device app. 
  • Hoopla for ebooks, audiobooks, movies, TV series, music & comics.  Access Hoopla Kids Mode in your Hoopla app settings and browse video, music and books suitable for children up to 12 years old.  You may want to browse these categories: Children's Educational Books, Read, Watch & Listen for KidsRead Along Children's Books, Tween Central and videos based on picture books
  • 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

Temporary FREE access has been given to these educational resources:

  • ABCmouse- Educational games, books, puzzles and songs for kids & toddlers. Free trial for 30 days
  • Audible (Kids)- While schools are closed, all children's titles are free to stream.  Stream to your desktop, laptop, smart phone or tablet
  • BrainPOP- Temporary free access while schools are closed to educational content for students in K-12
  • JLG @ Home- Free and unlimited access to e-books 
  • Khan Academy- Expert created content and resources in every subject for students in K-12.  Free while schools are closed
  • Knowbuddy- Free access to a variety of nonfiction e-book titles for children

Other free resources:

Check out the Resources link on the library's Children's Services page and our Facebook page for more online resources and daily updates.

Upcoming Events

May 09 12:00AM-Library Closed
May 10 01:00PM-Virtual Storytime
May 10 03:30PM-Virtual Club Phoenix
May 10 07:00PM-Baseball Discussion Group
May 11 10:00AM-Virtual Storytime- Ages 4, 5, 6

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.

377 ELKWOOD AVENUE
NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ 07974
908-665-0311