BPL for Teens
In addition to non-fiction books and research materials, teens can browse our in-house collection of YA fiction including graphic novels, anime and manga in the Teen Space on the second story of the main library. This dedicated area also includes a popular after-school lounge space with free Wi-Fi and multiple charging stations.
Quiet study and reading space is available throughout the main library and homework tool kits with commonly needed school supplies are available at the main circulation desk for short term lending.
Notable and Newly Acquired YA Titles
Online Library Resources for Teens
With your library card, you'll have access to our 24/7 digital library catalogs containing thousands of ebooks and audiobooks for non-fiction, adult and YA as well as main stream magazines about pop culture, crafting and gaming. Download free apps for both Apple and Android to instantly get ebooks, audiobooks and magazines on your smartphone, laptop, supported tablets, and e-readers. Additional apps offer learning services for language lessons and test prep.
Browse through the selections of some of our featured resources below and check out our Teen Research and Learning page for a more comprehensive listing of helpful online resources to help with school work or just for personal learning and development.
Don't have access to the internet outside the library? Ask a Librarian about our Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspots that can be checked out to provide you with internet service at home and on-to-go for up to two weeks.
Featured 24/7 Online Resources
Can I get my own Library card?
Yes, Bloomfield residents under the age of 18 are eligible for a library card if a parent or guardian gives permission. The parent or guardian must present their photo ID with official proof of address. Find out more here.
What should I read next?
Our librarians' favorite sites for news and reviews about young adult books and authors include: Epic Reads, BN Teen Blog, BCCLS Discover: Teens, Entangled Teen, Swoon Reads, TeenReads.com, NoveList. Did we miss a good site? Email us and let us know.
How can I volunteer at the Library?
There are many different ways teens (grades 9 and up) can help the BPL from straightening shelves, to packing up materials to send to different libraries, providing computer assistance and more. Visit our volunteer page to find out more about BPL’s volunteer program and to download an application.
AAA Keys2Drive Teen Guide, NJ MVC Driver Practice Test, Addiction Help, Ways for Teens to Make Money, How to Manage Your Money
School & College
Peace Corps, Explore Military Careers Guide, Federal Student Aid, Campus Monster Page, Online Test Prep (GED, K-8, SATs)
Movies, Music & Media
Fandango, Rotten Tomatoes, MTV.com, BET.com, IMDB, Movie Mistakes, Rolling Stone, CrunchyRoll (Anime and Naruto videos)