Teen News & Events

The Library building is closed until further notice, but we are still here for you.
Check out our For Teens From Home page for online resources to help you with homework and keep you occupied at home.
You can also check our Events Calendar for upcoming virtual programming. Keep checking back for new content and important updates.

Teen Volunteering updates as of Wednesday, April 22

Summer Volunteering
In an abundance of caution during the COVID-19 crisis, we are suspending the application process for Summer 2020 Volunteers. We do not anticipate being able to accommodate new teen volunteers this summer.

Teens Can Still Volunteer From Home!
  • Submit to our Quaranzine - Submit your stories, poetry, and artwork to mbrinn@chplnj.org to be published in a digital newsletter! Each accepted entry will be counted as 1 hour of community service.
  • Attend A Virtual Meetup - Keep checking our Events Calendar and For Teens From Home page for virtual meetups. Follow us on Instagram @chplteens for important announcements.

Visit our Teen Volunteers page for the most up to date information.

Welcome to Creativebug!
This amazing new database offers thousands of award-winning instructional video tutorials on arts and crafts that you can watch from home for free with your CHPL library card! From learning how to crochet or knit for the first time to creating your own planner from scratch, there is an abundance of exciting and engaging creative endeavors here for you to discover. 

Just for Kids Video Database
Enjoy Just For Kids' streaming collection of kid-friendly and educational videos from home! There are plenty of television shows for older kids to enjoy as well as homework helpful videos on a variety of topics for you to study including science, math and geography.


Children's and Young Adult Materials are fine free as of November 1st, 2018!
We are very excited to implement this positive change for our patrons, especially our younger ones! We encourage parents and caregivers to teach children that a public library is a community resource shared by everyone and that returning materials on time is all about sharing responsibly!

Any past late fees will remain on your account. Please visit a library service desk for payment so you can take advantage of our new fine free lending!
Any items checked out before November will still accrue late fees (even if the due date is after November 1).

While a majority of items will become fine free, certain special collection items will still accrue late fees such as (but not limited to):

If you have any questions or concerns about this new policy, either stop by the Youth Services Desk or call the Youth Service Department at (856) 903-1229.