September is National
Library Card Sign Up Month!
Take a selfie with your SOPL library card and post it to Instagram with the hashtag #GetCarded for a chance to win Apple AirPods. Find out more details here!
Welcome to the Teen Page
Patrons in grades 6-12 are defined as teens. As Head of Youth Services, I oversee programs/events, what materials to have in the collection and more.
The Library is excited to work with Seton Hall University’s D.O.V.E Program to bring back Teen X Change! Get homework help, have group discussions, do arts and crafts, play games, and more. You and your friends are welcome everyday, but we’ll kick off Teen X Change for the Fall on Thursdays beginning September 14, 2023 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm, ending on December 14. Follow us on Instagram, @so_library and be sure to check out the calendar for other teen events.
I’m looking forward to seeing you at SOPL!
-Ms. Keisha, Head of Youth Services
New titles are available for you in the “New YA/Teen” area, along with special displays of books. During your next visit, say hello and introduce yourself – I might ask you what your literary appetite is!
Teen Library Cards are issued to resident patrons in grades 6-12.
Got a question? Do you have an idea for a program? Call the library or send an email to the Youth Services Department and someone will get back to you.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!
The VolunTEEN Program is held during the summer months from the end of the South Orange-Maplewood district school year until mid-August, or 6-7 weeks. Started in 2009, this program is open to middle school and high school students. Those interested must complete an application and attend an orientation session to participate. While COVID-19 shifted the process in the last couple of years, the work didn’t stop! VolunTEENs rolled up their sleeves to help with community projects and library programming. As a result, they were honored as November’s Villagers of the Month (2020) and presented with a proclamation by the Village of South Orange (pictured bottom left).
Students interested in continuing community service during the school year are encouraged to sign up to be a Teen Library Advocate, where they will engage with other teens sharing ideas on and planning teen programming and more. To participate, click on the tab below to complete an application to become a teen library advocate.