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SENSORY SOCIAL HOUR (all ages) - Wednesday, May 31 at 3:30 PM

Drop-in program; registration is not required!

TEEN TIME: GAME DAY (ages 11+) - Thursday June 1 at 3:00 PM

Drop-in program; registration is not required!

SPECIAL STEAM TROOP: A.I. WORKSHOP (ages 12 - 14) - Tuesday, June 6 at 3:30 PM

Spaces limited; registration required. Click here to register.

PRIDE PARTY (ages 11 and up) - Thursday, June 8 at 3:00 PM

Drop-in program; registration is not required!

LET'S BUILD WITH LEGO & MEGABLOKS (all ages) - Friday, June 9 at 3:00 PM

Drop-in program; registration is not required!

JEWISH VAUDEVILLE - Saturday, June 10 at 1:00 PM

Spaces limited; registration required. Click here to register.

STEAM TROOP (all ages) - Monday, June 12 at 3:30 PM

Drop-in program; registration is not required!

CRAFTERNOON: PAINT PARTY (ages 3+) - Tuesday, June 13 at 3:30 PM

Drop-in program; registration is not required!

ZUMBA FOR KIDS with MS CAMILLE (ages 6+) - Wednesday, June 14 at 4:30 PM

Spaces limited; registration required. Click here to register.

NIFTY NAIL ART (all ages) - Thursday, June 15 at 3:00 PM

Drop-in program; registration is not required!

KIDS' CRAFTERNOON: SUNCATCHERS (ages 5+) - Friday, June 16 at 3:30 PM

Drop-in program; registration is not required!

JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION - Saturday, June 17 from 12:00 - 2:00 PM

This program will be held at the SENIOR CENTER. Drop-in program; registration is not required!

NOTE: See LMxAC Events List for additional ONLINE programs (select Category: Virtual)


Overdrive ebooks and audiobooks   Next Reads newsletters - recommended reading for teens!   Find new books based on books you like!   Hoopla books, movies, music & more Freegal music downloads   Indieflix Kanopy streaming video eMagazines Libby app for Overdrive ebooks, audiobooks & extras

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South Plainfield Public Library Collection: Young Adult Novels

South Plainfield Public Library Collection: Young Adult Graphic Novels

Audiobook and eBook Downloads: Young Adult Fiction (eLibrary NJ / Overdrive)

Audiobook and eBook Downloads: Young Adult Non-Fiction (eLibrary NJ / Overdrive)

Audiobook and eBook Downloads: Hoopla [NOTE: First you'll need to set up a Hoopla account]

Audiobook and eBook Downloads: eLibraryNJ [NOTE: RB Digital Audiobooks and ebooks have moved to eLibraryNJ. They are also available on the Libby app]

Books for Teens by Topic (Hennepin County Library, MN)

Comics on Hoopla [NOTE: First you'll need to set up a Hoopla account]

Global Webcomics Archive

Diversity in YA Books: Rich in Color

We Need Diverse Books: Resources

Great Books for Teens by Theme (

The Hub: Your Connection to Teen Reads (American Library Association)

Teen Book Finder (American Library Association)

Teens Top Ten (American Library Association)

LitPick Book Reviews by Students (age 12 and up)

Magazines: eLibraryNJ [NOTE: RB Digital Magazines have moved to eLibraryNJ. They are also available on the Libby app]

No Flying No Tights: Graphic Novel reviews

NPR Best Young Adult Books of the Year (2013 - 2021)

NPR 100 Best-Ever Teen Novels (2012)

Planet eBook: Free classic literature for your device (EPUB, PDF, MOBI)

Reading Rants: Out of the Ordinary Teen Booklists

Read Kiddo Read (age 10 and up)

Recommended Reading Lists for Teens & 'Tweens (South Plainfield Public Library)

Select Reads Newsletters
(personalized recommendations of books, audiobooks, dvds, and music)

Teen and Young Adult Literature (New York Public Library)

Teen Book Series & Sequels (Bettendorf Public Library, IA)

Teen Book Suggestions (Pasadena Public Library, CA)

YA Books Central Teen Book Reviews

Young Adult Reading Lists by Topic (Ocean County Library, NJ)

Young Adults' Reading Choices (International Reading Association)

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Homework Links (South Plainfield Public Library)

Databases & Premium Resources «Library card required»

College info links (South Plainfield Public Library)

10 Study Methods That Work (Chadron State College)

Introduction to College Research (free eBook)

Studying 101: Study Smarter Not Harder (UNC)

Study Skills E-Guide To Academic Success (Dartmouth College)

AP Central (Advanced Placement exams)

Peterson's Test Prep Tips

See also: Peterson's Test and Career Prep «Library card required»

College Payoff: More Education Doesn't Always Mean More Earnings (Georgetown University) NEW!

College Readiness Resources (PTA) NEW!

Free Online College-Level Courses:

Class Central (Search Engine for Free Online Courses & MOOCs)

Merlot Online Courses NEW!

Open Yale Courses

Saylor Foundation

Open Courses, Lectures, and Materials: A Guide for Learners

The Great Courses (on Kanopy «Library card required»)

Spark Notes and other Study Guides (on Freading «Library card required»)

Universal Class Personal Enrichment Courses «Library card required»

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COVID-19 Mental Health & Stress Management resources

Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
PLEASE NOTE: Beginning July 16, 2022, dialing '988' will route calls to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Save a Friend: Tips to Prevent Suicide

Runaway Switchboard: 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929, plus email, or live chat)

Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453, plus text or live chat, with Q & A and additional resources for teens)

NJ Coalition to End Domestic Violence Statewide Hotline: 800-572-7233

Teen Dating Abuse Helpline (live Chat, text LOVEIS to 22522, or phone 1-866-331-9474)

Getting Out of an Unhealthy Relationship

NJ Coalition Against Sexual Assault Statewide Hotline: 800-601-7200

Support for Victims of Sexual Assault in Middlesex County: Sexual Assault Response Team, 732-745-3271 UPDATED LINK!

No More: Resources to End Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

TrevorLifeline for LGBTQ youth (live chat, text 'START' to 678-678, or phone 1-866-488-7386)

LGBT National Youth Talkline: 800-246-7743

ASIF: Adolescent Self-Injury Foundation

Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

Teen Central: Teen Help for Teen Problems

Young Adults & Mental Health (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

Mental Health Resources for Teens and related links

COVID-19 Mental Health & Stress Management resources

NJ Youth Resource Spot Resources & programs for young people in NJ who have had some sort of involvement in the NJ Department of Children and Families (foster care, Transitional Housing, etc.)

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Art 21: Twenty-First Century Art & Artists VIDEO

Art & Writing Awards (Alliance for Young Artists & Writers)

How to Draw Manga

Making Mini-Comics [Archived page]

New Moon Girls: Submit Your Work

OpenToonz Animation Production Software

Project Girl Art & Activism

River of Words Environmental Art and Poetry Contest

Tumbln' with Kiki Magazine (Jewelry, Fashion & Craft projects) [Archived page]

Universal Class «Library card required»:

How to Draw 101

Graphic Design

Acrylic Painting 101

Watercolor Painting 101


BBC Music Maker Advice VIDEO [Archived page]

Drummer World Drum Clinic AUDIO

Gaiada Virtual Audio Loop Machine for DJs, Performers and Musicians

Guitar Basics lessons, plus Virtual Guitar Tuner, Scales & Chordbook VIDEO

Piano/Keyboard Lessons Online

Tools & Resources for Young Musicians

More Musical Instrument links


Art of Storytelling

Careers in Film: Resources

Motion Picture Craft [Archived page]

Movieola Coffee Break Film School VIDEO

Multimedia Tutorials (audio, video, photography, web, and more)

Open Broadcaster Software for video recording and live streaming

Radio Diaries: DIY Radio Handbook

Transom Public Media Tools and Techniques

Remote Interviewing Resources NEW!

Science & Film Projects

Youth Radio DIY: How to Make a Podcast and other DIY topics

THEATER Monologues & Scenes

American Theatre Wing (AWT): Working in Theatre

AWT Playlists on YouTube

AWT How It Works videos [Archived page]

National Theatre: YouTube channel VIDEO


BookTrust Writing Tips for Teens

Las Latinitas Magazine

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) Resources for Young Writers

The Writer Magazine: Writing Prompts

The Writer Magazine: Improve Your Writing

Be All Write: Writing Challenges (Ilkley Literature Festival, UK)

New Pages: Young Authors Publishing Guide

Cricket Media: Submissions

New Moon Girls: Submit Your Work

Polyphony Lit Magazine (poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction from high-school-aged writers)

Art & Writing Awards (Alliance for Young Artists & Writers)

River of Words Environmental Art and Poetry Contest

Universal Class «Library card required»:

Creative Writing for Beginners

Creative Writing Workshop

More Writing courses


Creative Arts How-To Videos NEW!

Copyright Law and Fair Use for Creative & Digital Artists & Filmmakers: Online Comic Book

Copyright FAQ

Intellectual Property Law: Why Should I Care?

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«««« NEWS »»»»


Facts on File Health Reference Center

«««« Click here for CRISIS LINKS »»»»

TeensHealth & TeensHealth Safety

Teen Health links (Medline)

Take Charge of Your Health: A Guide for Teenagers

Nutrition for Teens (My Plate)

Body Image & Self-Esteem

10 Steps to Positive Body Image

Disability and Body Image

Body Image Challenges Related to Disability

Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders in Males

Eating Disorders in Men & Boys

Identity & Eating Disorders

Young Men's Health

Young Women's Health

Girl's Health

Bullying: Teens Against Bullying

Disabilities: Health Transition Resources for Teens with Special Health Care Needs, Chronic Illness, Physical or Developmental Disabilities

Webfinder: People with Disabilities

More Disabilities Links

Drugs, Alcohol & Tobacco: Tips for Teens

Just Think Twice Drug Info


Alcohol and Health UPDATED LINK!

Underage Drinking: Myths vs. Facts

e-Cigarettes: Know the Risks

SmokeFree Teen

SmokeFree TXT for teens: text QUIT to 47848

ElderCare Advice for teens who are coping with Alzheimer's Disease in their family [Archived page]

Love is Respect: Healthy Relationships

Cool/Not Cool Quiz (What Is or Is Not Okay in your Relationship)

Teen Dating Abuse links

How to Make Healthy Decisions about Sex

Sexual Health Resources

Teen Pregnancy Resources

LGBTQ Youth: Q & A on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and more

Military Kids Connect (Military Life, Feelings, Health & Wellness)

Pedestrian Safety

Distracted Walking; Heads up, Phones Down

Skin Diseases & Conditions

Piercings and Tattoos

Tattoos and Permanent Make-Up

Stress Management for Teens

Self-Help Brochures on Mental Health topics

Teens and Young Adults: Coping with COVID-19

Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Webfinder: Meditation & Stress Reduction AUDIO VIDEO

Talking to Your Parents (Or Other Adults)

How to Talk to an Adult

Dealing With Your Parents' Divorce NEW!

Dealing with Parents who have a Drug or Alcohol Problem

Coping with Mental Illness in the Family NEW!

When Your Parents Have Mental Illness NEW!

Youth & Young Adult Books and Articles for people with LGBTQ parents


«««« CRISIS LINKS »»»»

«««« FITNESS & SPORTS »»»»


Facts On File: Fergusons Career Guidance Center Petersons Test and Career Prep Learning Express Library - Computer Skills Center, Job and Career Accelerator


Career One-Stop: Get My Future
«Career, Training, and Job Search Resources for Young Adults age 16 to 24»

Career Readiness Resources (PTA) NEW!

Disablities: Resources for Job Seekers with Disabilities

Youth with Disabilities: Disclosure and the Workplace

More Career Resources for Students with Disabilities Internships & Volunteer Opportunities

My Next Move: What Do You Want to Do for a Living?

Protect Yourself, Your Identity & Your Privacy while Job-Hunting

Soft Skills to Pay the Bills - Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success

Skills to Succeed Academy (Accenture) NEW!

Teens 4 Hire: Top 10 Job Tips

Teens 4 Hire: Top 10 Qualities Employers Want Most

Teens 4 Hire: Best Things for Teens to Do if You Can't Land a Job

Understanding Your Paycheck

U.S. Government Jobs & Internships for Students & Recent Graduates

Young Entrepreneurs Tutorial: Starting a Business (U.S. Small Business Administration)

Young Workers: You Have Rights! (OSHA Worker Safety)

Young Worker Safety & Health (CDC)

More Resources for Young Workers (U.S. Department of Labor)

Babysitting: The Basics

Babysitting Student Guide / Worksheets [Link opens a PDF]

Building Trades: Earn While You Learn Apprenticeships (Associated Builders and Contractors NJ) NEW!


Instagram Scam Alert for aspiring social media influencers

Best practices for social media influencers and content creators NEW!

Invention Promotion Scams NEW!

Modeling & Talent Scout Scams

Mystery Shopper Scams

Pandemic Job Scams UPDATED LINK!

Pet sitting job scams UPDATED LINK!

More Career Exploration links

More Job Search links


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The Internet contains many different kinds of resources and its links can carry your children to many places. Some of these places may not be suitable for teens. We have attempted to choose only age-appropriate links for our Teen page, but because websites change frequently, and because they may contain links to many other sites, or may present materials you do not wish your teen to be exposed to, we urge you to supervise your child's exploration of the Web and make sure that the journey is a healthy one. Our inclusion of websites in this directory is not an endorsement of any products or services these sites may be selling or advertising. For advice about how to keep your child safe online, we recommend:

If your children will be using the South Plainfield Public Library's computers to access the internet, please be sure to read our Computer Policy.


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