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We're still operating during our closure while we practice safe, healthy distancing and working from home. We have a few great opportunities for NP Teens in grades 6-12 to participate and help out the community during this time. Check out these great options!

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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! 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
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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?

  • Meaning Facebook logo and symbol | history and evolution  Post on the Library's Facebook page using #NPTeenBookRecs.
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Are you looking for ways to help others during this Coronavirus crisis? With home instruction replacing school, younger children need a variety of activities and options and parents need help from outside sources. Teens can help by reading aloud from picture books on video, to be shared on the Library's YouTube channel.

We recommend reading 2-3 short stories per video (no more than 10-15 mins per video). Choose pictures books you used to love as a kid and practice reading them a few times before you record yourself. Be sure to announce the title and author of each book, and show each page with pictures to the camera as you read to show children the illustrations. 

Once you're happy with your recording, complete the Teen and Parent Permission Form for submitting videos and email Mrs. Maisch for upload instructions.

BEFORE YOU RECORD:

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Click here for the Teen and Parent YouTube Permission Form.

Click here to view the NP Library's YouTube ChannelYouTube

Click here for full Guidelines for Teen YouTube Read-Alouds.

Coronavirus Precautions:

The New Providence Memorial Library will be closed to the public until further notice with all programming suspended. These dates may be reevaluated as the season progresses.

While we are closed, fines and holds will be suspended.  You may continue to return books through the book drops, and select any donated books from carts placed outside both entrances from the AfterWords bookstore at no charge.

During the closure, patrons can avail themselves of online resources including

  • Overdrive for ebooks and audiobooks
  • Kanopy for independent films and documentaries
  • Hoopla for ebooks, audiobooks, movies, TV series, music & comics
  • TeenBookCloud for e-books for students in grades 7-12
  • Tumblebooks with read-along picture books, chapter books, National Geographic videos, non-fiction books & graphic novels for kids
  • RBDigital 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

These and other great online resources such as Consumer Reports can be found here on our website under Research > All Online Resources.

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. We hope to be able to offer programming again soon along the following schedule.

The New Providence Memorial Library has programs and services for teens in middle and high school, grades 6-12.

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While you're at home..

Even though NPML is closed until further notice and all programs are suspended until at least 5/1, we still have lots of content to explore.  Many of our online platforms are making additional resources available during this time and we have been creating content as well.  Check our slideshow and website, particularly Services and Books & Research tabs and facebook page for daily updates.

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