Teen Page


About --- Volunteering --- Request a Book --- Events 

Online Resources --- Contact the Librarian


About

    The Teen & Young Adult Department of the library works to provide a variety of materials, from books to graphic novels and downloadable audiobooks, available to our community. There are both regular monthly events and special events held each month at the library or within the attached Community Center. During the summer, the library organizes a summer reading program to help protect students from the "summer slide" and to give them a safe environment in which to meet.

    Reach out to the librarian with any questions or concerns about the YA program!

Events -- Summer reading!

     Sign up for summer reading now and download the app to keep easy track of your books! Participants will earn a summer reading water bottle just for signing up!*  The entire summer reading calendar for teens can be found here. Badges can also be earned for attending events! Earn badges by reading, attending events, and writing book reviews to earn prizes and enter the end-of-summer raffle.

*While supplies last

     Every month there are many other special events for teens. Keep an eye on our calendar here to stay up to date!

Volunteering

    High school and middle school students are encouraged to get in touch with the librarian to learn more about volunteer opportunities. There are both regularly scheduled events and special events that often need help with set-up, running, and clean-up. There are also opportunities for individual helping at the library and at-home projects.

    Interested students may sign up here for one of our volunteer opportunities.

Requesting a Book

   If the library does not have a book that you are looking for or you know of an upcoming release that you'd like the library to buy, let us know! Fill out the form online and the librarian will see your suggestion immediately.

    Any book not selected for purchase can be requested through the library's interlibrary loan system at no charge!


Online Resources

    A complete listing of resources is available here. What follows is an abridged list geared toward our middle-school and high-school students.

eLibraryNJ: Ebooks and e-audiobooks available for download to card holders.

hoopla - Hoopla contains nearly half a million titles from six different formats: movies, TV, music albums, e-audiobooks, e-books, and comics/graphic novels. 

EbscoHost: A collection of research databases for literature, current events, science, history, and biographies.

Facts on File: Includes extensive history databases, as well as Science Online, Health Reference Center, and Bloom’s Literary Reference Online.

Gale Virtual Reference Library: Downloadable resources for all subjects, including history, biography, arts, travel, and religion.

JerseyClicks: Databases for research provided by the State Library of NJ, including literature, legal information, and a Points of View Reference Center.

World Book Online: Online encyclopedia.

Completing a book review for summer reading?

Fill out a review of (any!) book you've read for summer reading here to earn a badge on Beanstack!

Contact the YA Librarian:

Stacey Shapiro

s-shapiro@cranfordnj.org

(908) 709-7272




Monday to Thursday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday (summer):  10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Closed Sunday.

Children's Room -- Same hours as above
Children must be accompanied
by an adult after 6:00 p.m.