Although Executive Order 104 closed libraries across New Jersey, New Providence Memorial Library continues to offer educational and entertainment resources and programs to New Providence residents safely through its website and Facebook page during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Among the library's virtual offerings are:
- Thousands of ebooks
- Thousands of audiobooks
- Thousands of films and TV shows
- Need recommendations? Staff picks are updated weekly.
- Need an ebook, audiobook or video right now?
- Over 40 popular digital magazines
- Online courses from Lynda.com, Rosetta Stone, and the Great Courses
- Genealogy databases Ancestry and HeritageQuest
- Resources for children and families
- Free wifi in the library parking lot. The network is NPPL, with no password. Please remain in your car.
A library card number is required to download ebooks and use electronic resources. Some will ask for a PIN in addition to a library card number. Your PIN is the last 4 digits of your library card barcode number.
New Providence Memorial Library is celebrating National Library Week with contests announced on its Facebook page, through April 25. Winners will be selected randomly from the comments to win gift cards to New Providence restaurants.
Children's programs including storytime and 1000 Books Before Kindergarten have moved online. Storytime is posted to the library's Facebook page on Tuesdays at 1 pm and Fridays at 10:30 am. You may watch them anytime.
The library's book clubs and baseball discussion group continue to meet via video/telephone conference. If you are interested in attending, please email a librarian to receive an invitation.
Teens can earn volunteer hours from the library by submitting videos of themselves reading a picture book or by reviewing books for the Teen Book Review Blog. To see a complete list of resources for teens, visit the Resources for Teens page.
Residents of New Providence may apply for a library card online through the library's website. Library cardholders whose cards have expired or have lost their cards, or have a question, are encouraged to email a librarian. You may also browse Frequently Asked Questions.