The Scotch Plains Public Library offers a wide range of summer activities and storytimes for families. These programs are to help our community members develop a life-long love of reading and learning. Attending one of our programs is a wonderful way to introduce children to the library and offer additional learning experiences outside of a school setting.
Unless otherwise indicated, registration is required at all programs and is limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only. To check out our schedule, visit our online calendar.
Tuesdays & Thursdays | 9:30am
Delight and stimulate your baby’s senses with short books, music, and movement activities. This interactive baby program, which is designed for children from birth to 23 months and their caregivers, encourages early language development in a fun and engaging environment. View our calendar to dates and to register.
Tuesdays | 10:30am
Travel the path to literacy at our fun and engaging program designed just for two-year-olds. Caregivers will interact with their children through books, music, and movement activities while exploring letters, sounds, counting, and even a craft. View our calendar to dates and to register.
Read, Play, Learn*
Wednesdays | 9:30am
This 45-minute program is an interactive experience for toddlers aged 18 to 35 months and their caregivers. Development and literacy is encouraged through reading, singing, and playing. Join the fun as we enjoy classic picture books, learn songs and rhymes, and explore play and movement activities. View our calendar to dates and to register.
Stay & Play Storytime*
Wednesdays | 10:30am
Our interactive storytime program will help your 3 to 5 year old child get ready for kindergarten while having fun. First we’ll share some stories, songs, and activities together. Then, we welcome you to stay, play, and enjoy the library’s toys and exploration stations. View our calendar to dates and to register.
Let’s Rock Storytime*
Thursdays | 10:30am
Explore movement, literacy and music during this interactive storytime session (2-6 yrs). View our calendar to dates and to register.
Saturdays | 11am
Join us every Saturday for an exciting program designed to delight the whole family. Each week features a unique theme and activity. Registration is not required for this event.
Various Dates – check our online calendar!
Visit local parks for a special storytime with your favorite librarians! Make sure to bring a towel or a chair.
Select Mondays | 6:30pm
Children of all ages are invited to join us once a month for a fun and exciting nighttime storytime! Grab your favorite stuffed animal and wear your pajamas for a fun evening of stories and songs. No registration is required!
Fridays | 10am
Children can explore literacy and outdoor play during this fun award winning program. View our calendar to dates and to register.
Open Maker Lab
Fridays | 3pm
Children ages 6 and up can create something new or continue on an ongoing project – as supplies last.
Tuesday, July 24 | 3:30pm | Click here to resister
Children entering grades 3-5 can create their own LED card using copper tape. Caregivers are required to sign a liability waiver due to the nature of this program.
Tuesday, August 7 | 2pm
Create instruments out of recycled materials during our crafternoon session for all ages.
Mondays in August | 10am
Create, build and have fun during our Monday morning Lego Club.
Every other Wednesday | 6pm | Click here to register
Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders ages 10-16 are invited to participate in our re-ignited chess club. The program will continue on alternate Wednesdays. Online pre-registration is required for the chess club, one week before each session.
Trust me, I’m a Librarian Game Show
Wednesday, August 1| 3pm | Click here to register
Think you can outwit our librarians? Take a chance during this fun game show! Open to children entering grades 3-7.
*Unless otherwise indicated, registration is required at all programs and is limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only. To check out our schedule, visit our online calendar.