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    Jennifer Berry
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    Susan DiNizo
    Brianna Ongsiako

Children Events


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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!

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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.

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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

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

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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).

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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!

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Paws For Reading

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

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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LEGO Club

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