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    Jennifer Berry
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    Susan DiNizo
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Children Events


Summer Reading Registration

Register for the Summer Reading Program here at the Scotch Plains Public Library starting anytime in June.

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Somerset Patriots Reading All Stars

Earn free tickets to a Somerset Patriots game by reading!


Weekly Children’s Programs

Attending one of our weekly programs is a wonderful way to introduce children to the library and encourage an interest in reading.


1000 Books Before Kindergarten

This easy, fun program fosters a love of books and reading in children before they enter Kindergarten.


Books and Beyond

Explore the world of books and beyond during our brand new program that encourages children ages 8-12 to read, explore and create (grades 3 to 8).


Secrets of Animal Powers

Join us for an engaging look at the heroic attributes of a number of animals with this presentation from Snakes-n-Scales and their live animals!


Paws For Reading

Now on a new day and time! Sign up to read to a St. Hubert’s volunteer therapy dog each month.


Ship Wreck : A Mad Science Workshop

Children are on a deserted island where they must work together to invent a means for collecting food and water, build shelters, bridges, and more!


Invention-Ation : A Mad Science Workshop

On Thurs, July 23 at 3:30 pm, learn about inventors & famous inventions & learn about machines through hands-on activities.

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Planet Pirates

Ahoy maties! Learn how you can be a hero for planet Earth with this program presented by the Garden State Discovery Museum!


Turtle Dance Music

Join us for a lively performance by Turtle Dance Music! Their interactive music ensures to get children and adults alike to come out of their shells!


Super Saturdays

Join us every Saturday for an exciting program designed to delight the whole family. Each week features a unique theme and activity. Check individual dates for program details.


Family Movie

Join us for a family friendly movie every Friday at 3pm.

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Local Hero Visits

Join us as we welcome everyday heroes from our community. Check each post for specific details.

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Drop In Crafternoon

Stop by and create crafts related to everyday heroes including firefighters, police officers, doctors, and military.

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Captain Underpants Party

Students entering 2nd grade and up are invited to this perilous potty party featuring activities based on Captain Underpants’ epic novels!

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Super Hero Academy

Try out your super powers and earn your degree from the SPPL Super Hero Academy. Open to children entering Kindergarten and up.


Glow Show: A Mad Science Workshop

On Wednesday, August 5 at 7 pm, create your own glow stick and discover the amazing things that glow bright in the dark and come to light!


Harry Potter Party

Students entering 3rd grade and older are invited to a celebration of our favorite wizard hero, Harry Potter, with an afternoon full of games and activities!



Students in grades 1-5 are welcome to join in on the fun at our new LEGO Club!