Summer Reading Challenge continues through Saturday, August 5. Stop by any Library location for more information about participating!
Summer Hours began on Monday, June 19, 2017. Go to the About the Library page, and click on Hours for details.

Please Support the Newark Public Library

Donations from generous individuals and institutions allow the Library to update and increase collections,and provide special events and programs for the entire community.

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Audible Private Event @ Centennial Hall
Jun 26 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Video Game Design Club @ Technology Training Center, Third Floor, Main Library
Jun 26 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Learn how to create your own playable video games using Gamestar Mechanic, Unity, and Scratch!
We’ll publish our finished games online for others to play.
One game designer will receive a grand prize at the end of the summer!

Mondays, starting June 12, 2017, to July 31, 2017

Registration Required.
Must be 12 – 18 to participate.
Go to to register.

This program series is funded in part by a generous grant from the Victoria Foundation.




Audible Private Event @ Centennial Hall
Jun 27 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Free Computer Assistance for Job Seekers @ Technology Training Center, Main Library
Jun 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Drop in for guidance in developing your computer skills for career success.
Recommended tutorials are listed at
Please see a librarian for more information.

Drop-in Tuesdays for assistance with:

-Resume Preparation
-Job Searches
-Job Applications
-and more

Please note change in ending time to 3:30 pm.

Please note that, when others are waiting, your session may be limited to 20 minutes.
For more information call, 973-733-3603 or click here.

Drop-In Crafternoons @ 3rd Floor Teen Room, Main Library
Jun 27 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Teens, ages 12-18, come get crafty with us!
We’ll have a new project each week. All supplies will be provided.

This program series is funded in part by a generous grant from the Victoria Foundation.



Teen Advisory Board Meeting @ First Floor Cafe, Main Library
Jun 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Brainstorm, plan, and lead teen programs and events.

Suggest new books, manga, and comics for our teen collection

Earn one hour of community service or more for every meeting you attend

Free Snacks!

– Be a student in grades 7-12
– Be available to attend one meeting per month
– Complete and submit the application form

Want more information or have questions?

Contact Maisie Card, Teen Services Librarian
by calling 973-733-7822 or emailing her at

Audible Private Event @ Centennial Hall
Jun 28 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Employment Training presented by STRIVE Corporation @ Special Services Room 3rd Fl, Main Library
Jun 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Employment Training  Program

Presented by STRIVE (Strengthen Teens & Reach Inner-city Vital Environments)
Serving Essex and Union Counties of New Jersey

Registration Required

(908)239-7491, (973) 733-6409, (862) 252-6459

Strategic Planning Community Forum @ Vailsburg Branch Library
Jun 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

How can we build a better library? The Newark Public Library is hosting a series of public forums to listen to community voices! If you live, work, pray or play in Newark, then you are invited to reshape our future! Please find your nearest branch and help rebuild the most reliable resource in Newark today!

Light refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Vailsburg Branch Library
75 Alexander Street, Newark, NJ

Questions?  Call Vailsburg Branch Library at 973-733-7755

Courtyard Market @ Main Library Courtyard
Jun 28 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Take a Mid-Week break and stop by the Mid-Week Market in the Courtyard!

We’re expecting terrific vendors for a great mid-week break to enjoy delicious food and fun shopping.  Come check out a variety of food, handmade arts and crafts, vintage clothing, unique jewelry, natural soaps and body lotions, and more….

Special thanks to our Courtyard partner, LezEat Newark Food Tours

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