The Teen Room is open to youth in grades 6 through 12 on school day afternoons (2:30 - 6 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays, and 2:30 - 5 p.m. Fridays) for students to do their homework or otherwise use the library's computers and other resources. The library also offers the following programs for teens.
Saturday, June 17, at 3:00 p.m.
The library is looking for Teen Volunteers to help out with our Summer Reading Program. Looking to help? All interested teens should attend our Orientation on Saturday, June 17th from 3 to 4:30 p.m.! This may take place in the Henry Guest House or the Community Room; please call ahead (732-745-5108 x20) that day or ask in the library when you arrive.
Saturday, June 24, from 2:00 to 4 p.m.
Everyone, of all ages, are invited to begin signing up for our summer reading challenges and start earning prizes! All children (from age 0 through grade 6) can adopt a mini pet stuffie when they sign up for the summer reading challenge. Families can also do crafts, enjoy snacks, and participate in group art projects at the kick-off.
Teens will be able to register for summer reading during the event and begin recording their total minutes read for the summer. Upon registration, teens will earn their first level. Every 300 minutes read after that earns them an additional level, to a max of five. Achieving Level 5 earns teens an invitation to the End of the Summer party on Friday, August 18th!
So be sure to stop by the library's community room between 2:00 and 4:00 on Saturday, June 24! Sign up at tinyurl.com/NBKickOff to ensure your spot!
Mondays, June 26, July 10 & 24, and August 21, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Teen Room or Carl T. Valenti Community Room* .
Come test your mettle and challenge your friends with one of the library's games. Brawl it out in Super Smash Brothers, put the pedal to the metal with Mario Kart, play Magic the Gathering, or have fun with some other game. Open to tweens and teens.
*This program will take place in the Teen Room on June 26 and July 24, and in the Community Room on July 10 and August 21.
Every other Monday, July 3 - August 28, at 3:00 p.m. in the Teen Room.
All teens are welcome to attend and discuss the programming and books they would like to see at the library. The library is happy to sign off on these meetings as a form of community service for those who need it.
Tuesdays, June 27 - August 22, at 3:45 p.m. at the library.
This program, sponsored by Techbridge Girls, is an 8-session curriculum that inspires girls and gender-expansive youth in grades 6-8 to become inventors who change the world! Register at tinyurl.com/IgniteNBtween. If you have any questions, please contact kstuppi@Lmxac.org or call 732-745-5108 x31.
Every other Tuesday, June 27 - August 22, at 3:00 p.m. in the Teen Room.
At each meeting, teens will be able to work on a different craft project and take it home with them!
Tuesdays July 18, August 1, 15, & 29, in the Teen Room from 3:00 until 4:30 p.m.
Come explore specific computer software, programs, and topics on library computers in the Teen Room! This program is open to students in grades 7 through 12.
Every other Thursday, June 29 - August 24, at 3:00 p.m. in the Teen Room.
All teens are welcome to join this program to discuss what books they are reading and what draws them to the titles they pick.
Every other Thursday, July 6 - August 17, at 3:00 p.m. in the Teen Room.
This teen-led program is a chance for students in grades 9-12 to come together and discuss everything that’s going on in the community, the country, and the world.
We like books so much, we made this list for finding some good ones.
This database offers recommended reading lists by genre, sorted by suggested age/grade levels. It lets you search for books by subject, author, title, or keyword, and provides an option for "read-alike" titles.
(Access limited to in library use, or accessed through JerseyClicks.com.)
You can use the catalog to search for specific books, in this library or in other nearby libraries!
The Garden State Teen Book Award is a project of the Young Adult Section of the New Jersey Library Association. Its awards committee, representing libraries from throughout the state, selected the nominees based on teen appeal and quality of writing from the previous year's 'Best Books' list.
Teens all across NJ are invited to vote for their favorite book title in any one or all three voting categories.
Ten books published for adults that have potential appeal for teens.
Fiction titles published for young adults in the past 14 months that are recommended reading for ages 12 to 18.
First given in January 2000, the award honors the young adult book that best exemplifies literary excellence.
This list is for young adults who, for whatever reason, do not like to read.
Teen Ink is "a national teen magazine, book series, and website devoted entirely to teenage writing, art, photos and forums." The library has recently subscribed to the magazine and you can check it out from us with your library card!
A website featuring out of the ordinary booklists for teens that has been an online presence since 1998 and is now an interactive blog, where teens can not only respond to the reviews but write their own!
Here are some resources that might help you with your homework and learning:
The New Brunswick Free Public Library is pleased to offer access to Brainfuse's remote tutoring and homework help service, with thanks to the Library Foundation, as of October 2020. Tutors are available virtually every day (with the exceptions of holidays) from 2:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. EDT. You will need a New Brunswick Free Public Library card number to access the site from outside of the library; if you do not have a library card or your card is expired, please visit our Library Card page or call the library. To make full use of the Brainfuse website, create a free user account to log in. (Creating an account is optional but encouraged.) View this video for some more information about using Brainfuse HelpNow.
This digital collection is brought to you by the New Brunswick Free Public Library. Here, you will find information on some important events in the history of New Brunswick, from the colonial period up to the present.
This is a portal to multiple databases, including Peterson’s Test and Career Prep. Provided by the NJ State Library, patrons can log on with their library card number to access full text articles on Health, Business, Education, History and also magazine and newspaper articles (among other things).
"At Crash Course, we believe that high quality educational videos should be available to everyone for free. The Crash Course team has produced more than 45 courses to date, and these videos accompany high school and college level classes ranging from the humanities to the sciences. Crash Course transforms the traditional textbook model by presenting information in a fast-paced format, enhancing the learning experience.” (Co-created by author John Green and his brother Hank Green.)
"EDSITEment offers a treasure trove for teachers, students, and parents searching for high-quality material on the Internet in the subject areas of literature and language arts, foreign languages, art and culture, and history and social studies."
"Fact Monster combines essential reference materials, fun facts and features, and homework help for kids. From the solar system to the world economy to educational games, Fact Monster has the info kids are seeking."
"Students can make use of our extensive video library, practice exercises, and assessments from any computer with access to the web... Our library of videos covers K-12 math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even reaches into the humanities with playlists on finance and history."
"SweetSearch helps students find outstanding information, faster. It enables them to determine the most relevant results from a list of credible resources, and makes it much easier for them to find primary sources."
Encyclopedia Mythica is an "award-winning internet encyclopedia on mythology, folklore, and religion. Everything from Aaron to Zygius, with thousands of articles in between."
"Webmath is a math-help web site that generates answers to specific math questions and problems, as entered by a user, at any particular moment... In addition to the answers, Webmath also shows the student how to arrive at the answer."
"The World Factbook provides basic intelligence on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, environment, communications, transportation, military, terrorism, and transnational issues for 266 world entities."
Use these sites to explore your options after senior year. Plan and prepare early and often.
This is a “mission-driven not-for- profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity.”
Available through JerseyClicks, this database allows you to "search thousands of college and graduate schools, identify scholarships, take practice tests, create resumes, and explore careers."
This site is a host for free and open courses for students. Their courses are searchable with an in-built search function.
An online pre-college program directory highlighting more than 100 Rutgers-affiliated programs available for K-12 students during the academic year and summer. Academic enrichment, for-credit courses, college access programs, arts and athletic programs, and camps are available on campus and at RU-affiliated satellite locations.
A free, customizable online student portal that allows middle and high school students to further connect to various resources and opportunities available at Rutgers. Students can use their portal to learn about majors and career options, view upcoming events on campus, subscribe to Rutgers social media feeds, and gain early access to part of the Rutgers University application for admission.
This website is described as "the go-to resource" for college degree seekers. It focuses on online degree programs and online colleges.