Minute Madness

Record your minutes while reading/listening to win prizes and help us reign supreme in the Minute Madness Challenge!

Minutes MadnessFrom March 1st to April 5, 21 libraries across the state are competing to see whose patrons read the most minutes. Log your minutes using our Google Form or filling out a paper log. The library with the most minutes is crowned the champion! You can download and print your paper forms or pick them up from the library. Keep an eye on our social media pages to see how we're doing in the competition!

For NOBO patrons: Winners from children's, teen, and adults will win a swag bag with prizes! No pre-registration necessary! If you have any questions, please reach out to us at noboadults@cwmars.org or 508-393-5025 x3.

Teens Take the Lead

Programs Run by Teens for Teens

Now accepting applications for summer programming!  Next deadline is April 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 bkrantz@cwmars.org.  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.