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Good Decisions About Library Use

The Mahwah Public Library wants to welcome all teens and tweens to the library.  Middle school and high school are exciting times of growth and personal development.  We are here to help foster that progress.

The Mahwah Public Library offers a wealth of programs and services designed just for teens and tweens:

  • Engaging after-school programs including book discussion groups, manga and anime clubs, gaming programs and special events throughout the year.
  • An amazing selection of popular teen fiction, graphic novels, books on CD and eBooks for their reading pleasure.
  • Current movies and music – including downloadable music from Freegal – to enjoy.
  • Online resources to help strengthen core curricula, test preparation, or even learn a foreign language.
  • Reference and research materials to help with difficult homework assignments and, starting this fall, an after-school homework help program for middle school students.
  • An active Teen Advisory Board for those who want to become more involved in steering the services we offer to youth.

Best of all, Teen Librarian Denise Jukniewicz is here to help your child use and enjoy the Library in a friendly, age-appropriate setting.

We want to help teens and tweens make informed choices about how they use the Library.  We encourage them to participate in programs or to take advantage of the great collections and online services offered.  At the same time, we must actively discourage behavior that lessens other visitors’ use and enjoyment of the Library.

Starting in the fall of 2011, we have been more assertive in enforcing the Code of Conduct when teens make poor choices about their behavior in the Library.   Behavior that inhibits the orderly use and enjoyment of the Library by others will not be tolerated.  Examples of this include loud or disruptive conversation, use of abusive or offensive language, disruptive or violent conduct and inappropriate physical or sexual activity.  Use of athletic equipment – including bats, balls, skateboards, skates, etc. – is not permitted in the Library, or on Library grounds.  The complete Code of Conduct is available in the Library and on our website, www.mahwahlibrary.org

We will request those teens and tweens who engage in inappropriate behavior to leave the Library and grounds, and we will work closely with school officials to identify these individuals so that we may communicate with their parents to address the issue.

Please take a few moments to think about your behavior in the Library.  With your help, we can ensure that the Library remains a friendly, welcoming destination for everyone in the community.

100 Ridge Road, Mahwah, NJ, 07430 201.529.READ
info@mahwahlibrary.org