The Library will be closed Saturday, May 27-Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day weekend.

Find Your Voice

Teen Summer Reading 2023

Find Your Voice

*Read Beyond the Beaten Path is sponsored by the Northborough Free Library, the Friends of the Northborough Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

The program runs from June 12th to August 31st. 

Here's the run down on all of the awesome Teen events happening this summer:

How it works: Starting June 12th log each book you read this summer here.  Each book you read earns you an entry into our weekly prize drawings and our big end of summer raffle. Weekly winners will be notified each week and end of summer raffle winners will be drawn and notified in September.  Prizes include gift cards, book bundles and other fun items. All winners will be contacted by email. You must be entering grades 6-12 in the fall to participate. The program runs from June 12th to August 31st.

Reminder:  Last day to log books is THURSDAY, AUGUST 31ST

Teen Events:

Minecraft Club

Dungeons & Dragons

T.A.G. Cookie Party

Take and Make Crafts

T.A.G. (Teen Advisory Group)

DIY Smoothies

Movie Nights

Drop in Gaming

Minecraft: Civil Engineering & Physics

Card Games Night

Roblox Night

DIY Self Care Series

Blackout Poetry

Anime Night


Check out our calendar of events for specific dates/times and to register.


Teens Take the Lead

Programs Run by Teens for Teens

Now accepting applications for summer programming!  Next deadline is July 15th!!

Teens Take the Lead is a program organized by the Teen Services Department to showcase the talents and support the passions of the teens in our community, grades 6-12.  This program is designed to assist:

  • Individuals or small groups of teens looking to share their skills and interests by teaching a program for other library patrons.  
  • Teens wanting to coordinate/direct a service project using the resources of the library.

A timely, fully completed application is required to be considered for inclusion in the Teens Take the Lead program.  Questions about the application process can be directed to the Teen Librarian by emailing  If your application is selected it is essential that all deadlines are met and clear communication with the Teen Librarian is maintained throughout the process.  

Examples of past or existing teen run programs:

  • Dungeons & Dragons for Beginners and Beyond
  • Trigonometry for Beginners
  • Go Green Sustainability for Young Minds


Volunteering in the Teen Room

Thank you for your interest in volunteering in the Teen Room.  The Teen Room is not taking new volunteers at this time.  If you are interested in volunteering in a different area of the library you can fill out our volunteer application and return it to the library to get the process started.




The Teen Room is now on Instagram!! To keep up to date on all things happening in the Teen Room follow us @northboroteens.  



Minecraft Club

The Northborough Free Library is pleased to announce our new Minecraft Club for Teens in grades 6-12. Minecraft is an open-world game where players are placed in a borderless, randomly generated land with no supplies or directions. Players collect materials from the world around them in order to ‘craft’ items and build whatever their mind can imagine. There are forests to explore, mountains to climb, oceans to cross, and dungeons to discover. Objectives are imagined by players, allowing them to truly create their own virtual world. Join fellow Minecrafters as we explore and build together.  This program is made possible by a donation from the Marshall family in loving memory of their son, Chris.  Click here to register for our next meeting.

Did you know you can...

Download Audiobooks to listen to on your iPod, iPhone, MP3 Player and other devices. Download the Libby App or visit the Digital Catalog to get started.


Learn a Language with our database Rosetta Stone. Simply click on the link and create an account with your library card barcode to start learning.


Download an E-Book to read on your iPad, Kindle, Nook, and other devices. Download the Libby App or visit the Digital Catalog to get started.


Stream movies and documentaries on your mobile device or TV. Click here to create a Kanopy account and get started.


Borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics, and tv shows on your computer, mobile device or TV. Click here to create a Hoopla account and get started.


Get an E-Card for the Boston Public Library. Any Massachusetts resident who is 13 years of age or older is eligible for an e-card. An e-card will give you access to all of BPL's databases, electronic magazines, and downloadable materials such as e-books, audio books, videos, and music. Click here for more information.