Teen Zone Trivia

Monday, December 18, 2017

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Main Library – Win a piece of candy if you can answer our trivia question of the day!

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Minute to Win It

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Main Library – Three challenges using household items. 60 seconds on the clock. $1 million on the… well, maybe not $1 million on the line, but we have prizes! Think you can do it? You’ve got a Minute to Win It!


Teen Steam


Thursday, December 21, 2017

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Main Library – Blow off some steam and get creative in the Teen Zone after school.

Bag of Books

Kids, Tween and Young Adult Bag-of-Books Sale

Saturday, February 3, 2018

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Main Library – The Friends of the Maplewood Library present a Bag-of-Books sale just for kids, tweens and young adults! $10 per bag

CCR & MML Give Teens a Voice

Coalition on Race and SOMA Libraries ...

Coalition on Race and SOMA Libraries Give Teens a Voice. Using the Community Coalition’s Coffee House Discussion model, Maplewood Memorial Library, South Orange Public Library and the South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race will sponsor small gatherings at the library for SOMSD students and other teens to candidly discuss race and specifically the implications of race for them personally. Groups will be encouraged to identify common issues and to then brainstorm ideas for how everyone can create more welcoming and supportive environments for youth throughout the community.  Initially, two sessions are planned. The first conversation is for students only and will be held at Maplewood Memorial Library on December 6th from 4:30 to 6 pm.  

The second Teen Conversation is at South Orange Public Library on January 17th from 6:00 to 7:30 pm, and we will add parents and community members. Teens and adults will meet simultaneously but separately in small groups that evening and then combine to share their ideas.  Pizza and drinks will be provided, so reservations are strongly advised, but not required.  Please contact  Emily Witkowski at, 973-762-1622 X5018 to register for December.  Details for the January 17h workshop will be posted later at, and  Both sessions are free and open to SOMA residents.

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Teen Summer Reading Program

Join us this summer from June 19-August 17 for our Summer Reading Program for teens in grades 6-12! Once you register, submit a Teen Summer Reading Prize Entry every time you finish a book, read a newspaper article, listen to a podcast, or encounter words in any format. If you include a two sentence or more review, you get a second entry into our prize raffle.

The more you read, the more entries you submit, the more chances you get to win one of four Prize Packs! Our teens winners will be notified on August 18.

Join in on more summer fun with teen programs like our Create Camp, Build a Better World volunteer hours, and Village 2 Village initiative.

To register and start submitting prize entries visit

Teen Reads

  • Teen Reads Everything about books and authors for teens
  • YA Book Central A stopover for people looking for information on young adult books     
  • Reading Rants! Out of the ordinary teen booklists
  • Guys Lit Wire Helps guys find the books they want to read
  • Figment A community to share your writing, connect with other readers and find new stories and authors

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