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Come and learn about Holi, the Indian Festival of Colors, through stories, crafts, dance and music! If weather permits, we will move part of the event outside so we can celebrate in the traditional way - with a small amount of dry powdered color and/or water - so please dress appropriately. A plain white T-shirt is recommended, but playing with colors is optional! Click here for a flyer.


For ages 10 and up Join us for a graphic novel book discussion! We'll be talking about El Deafo by Cece Bell, 'a perfect book that highlights our similarities while also showcasing our differences,' according to TeenReads. You can pick up a copy at the Adult reference desk.

movie poster clip TEEN MOVIE AFTERNOON - FRIDAY, APRIL 7th at 3:30 PM

Showing: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Rated PG-13, running time 133 min. Watch the exciting adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school! Click here for a flyer.

board games FAMILY GAME DAY - FRIDAY, MARCH 31st at 3:00 PM

All ages welcome. Join us for an afternoon of board game fun! Play one of ours, or bring a favorite from home to share. Click here for a flyer.

TEEN BOOK CLUB - THURSDAY, APRIL 20th at 7:00 PM book cover

For ages 13 and up. Teens are invited to join us as we discuss The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson. TeenReads says 'The Impossible Knife of Memory, although dark at times, also has plenty of moments of sardonic wit or outright humor, and it also has a sweet, realistic love story at its heart. Powerful, compassionate, and achingly authentic, THE IMPOSSIBLE KNIFE OF MEMORY bravely addresses how long trauma can persist - and how much help it requires to overcome.' You can pick up a copy at the adult reference desk. You may also reserve an ebook copy on eLibrary NJ (library card barcode required). Click here for a flyer.

TEEN MOVIE (second showing) - SATURDAY, APRIL 22nd at 2:00 PM

Showing: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Rated PG-13, running time 133 min. Click here for a flyer.


Usually (but not always!) showing on Mondays at 6:30 PM. Some shows have an earlier starting time. Check the front page of the library's website for titles, times, & other info. Popcorn is provided! Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required. Click here to see the schedule of upcoming movies.


PLEASE NOTE: ZINIO e-magazines and OneClick Digital audiobooks will be discontinued as of March 31, 2017!

Click here to download the free Teen Book Finder app for Android & iOS!

South Plainfield Public Library Collection: New Young Adult Novels

South Plainfield Public Library Collection: All Young Adult Novels

South Plainfield Public Library Collection: All Graphic Novels

Audiobook and eBook Downloads: Teen Fiction (eLibrary NJ)

Audiobook and eBook Downloads: Teen Non-Fiction (eLibrary NJ)

100 Best-Ever Teen Novels & Young Adult Book Reviews & Excerpts (NPR)

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

Get Graphic: Graphic Novels A - Z

Great Books for Teens by Theme (AdLit.org)

The Hub: Your Connection to Teen Reads & Teens Top Ten (American Library Association)

LitPick Book Reviews by Students (age 12 and up) UPDATED LINK!

No Flying No Tights: Graphic Novel reviews

Reading Rants: Out of the Ordinary Teen Booklists

Read Kiddo Read (age 10 and up)

Rich in Color: Diversity in YA Books NEW! and We Need Diverse Books: Resources NEW!

Teen and Young Adult Literature (New York Public Library)

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

Teen Book Suggestions (formerly Teen Scene; Pasadena Public Library, CA)

TeenReads (The Book Report Network)

Websites for Graphic Novels, Comics, Cartoons, & Illustration (Cincinnati Public Library)

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

Young Adults' Reading Choices (International Reading Association)

Zinio eMagazines

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Artist's Toolkit

MOMA Teens (Museum of Modern Art)

Tate Collectives (formerly Young Tate)

Art 21: Twenty-First Century Art & Artists

Manga University

Making Mini-Comics

Alliance for Young Artists & Writers: Art & Writing Awards

River of Words Environmental Art and Poetry Contest

The Claremont Review: Submissions

Creative Kids Magazine: Submissions

New Moon Girls: Submit Your Work NEW!


Sound Junction

BBC Music Maker Advice

Gaiada Virtual Audio Loop Machine for DJs, Performers and Musicians

Virtual Guitar & Chordbook UPDATED LINK!

Drummer World Drum Clinic

More Musical Instrument links


Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival for Young People

Motion Picture Craft

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

My Pop Studio for 'Tweens (music, tv, magazines, digital)

Radio Diaries: DIY Radio


Actorama.com Monologues & Scenes

Arts Alive: Costume Design (National Arts Centre of Canada)

National Theatre: Backstage Videos (Royal National Theatre, UK) UPDATED LINK!

Working in Theatre: American Theatre Wing (AWT), AWT on YouTube, AWT How It Works videos, & AWT Downstage Center audio podcast archive on Podbay


The Creators Project: Technology and the Brightest Young Minds in Music, Art, Film, and Design

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

Intellectual Property Law: Why Should I Care? NEW!

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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. 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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