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New Brunswick Free Public Library

Teen Events

For more information about any of these events, contact the library at 732-745-5108 x20 or email Ms. Rosy at

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Spark A Reaction

Sign up for the Summer Reading Club!

Who can participate? Kids who are entering 7th grade and up.

Signing up: Register for the Club, sign up for events, report your reading, and receive prizes at the adult Reference Desk.

  • You will need your phone number, grade, school name, and some other information to completely fill out the registration form. You will also be asked to specify if you want a text or phone call reminder for events.
  • When you register, you will receive a Spark A Reaction Summer Reading tote bag containing an hours log, a flier about how summer reading works, an events flier/calendar, a NBFPL Teens pen, and a bookmark.
Spark Ideas

Reporting your reading: Keep track of the time you spend reading using your reading log bookmark.  Once you have filled in your reading log, bring it back to the Reference Desk to receive your prize and a new log.

  • You can keep on reading and fill in as many logs as you want - each log will equal a raffle ticket in the grand prize raffle at the fair.
  • Turn in all your reading logs by August 9 to receive awards.
  • You must read 25 hours and be invited to the fair to participate in the raffle.


  • 1st complete log (5 hours): Your choice of a grab-box prize.
  • 2nd complete log (10 hours): A coupon for a free sundae from Applebee’s.
  • 3rd complete log (15 hours): A certificate for one half-hour of regular computer use on Teen Room computers when the area is staffed. (These coupons expire by September)
  • 4th complete log (20 hours): A coupon for a free book worth up to $14.99 from Barnes and Noble at Rutger’s.
  • 5th complete log (25 hours): Invitation to the Summer Reading Fair and entry into the prize raffle at the Fair.



Wednesday, August 6

TWEEN Fiction Dissection
*Open to 4th-8th graders.* Join Ms. Chelsea for a lively short story club! Read the story and collect clues to get to the end.
3 - 4 PM in the Carl T. Valenti Community Room.

Thursday, August 7

Fossils and Meteorites!
Come enjoy hobbyist Bill Ward’s show-and-tell of his collection of fossils and meteorites from around the world. Discussions are welcome.
6:30 PM in the Carl T. Valenti Community Room.

Monday, August 11

Movie Night: The Invisible Man (1933)
Read the book by H.G. Wells then come see the movie with us!
6:30 PM in the Carl T. Valenti Community Room.

Wednesday, August 13

TWEEN Math-ternoon
*Open to 4th-8th graders.* We'll explore math and physics to make our own catapults. Prepare for a mini-marshmallow war!
3 - 4 PM in the Carl T. Valenti Community Room.

Saturday, August 16

Summer Reading Fair - BY INVITATION ONLY
In order to get an invitation to the Fair, you must read at least 25 hours for our Summer Reading Program. See Ms. Rosy for more details! (Also, more details to come here ASAP.)

Monday, August 18

Drop-in Fun with LED Lights
Make simple handcrafts with simple technology. For all ages. Beginners welcome.
6:30 - 8:30 PM in the Reference Room.

Thursday, August 21

Teen Movie Afternoon: The Hunger Games
You love the book, now get out of the summer heat and come watch the movie! Popcorn provided.
3 PM in the Carl T. Valenti Community Room.

Monday, August 25

Movie Night: Jurassic Park
Read the book by Michael Crichton then come see the movie with us! This movie is rated PG-13 and is open to all ages that meet that rating.
6:30 PM in the Carl T. Valenti Community Room.

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