Events at Scotch Plains Public Library

Beach Storytime & Craft

July 23, 2016 at 11:00 am

Join us as we enjoy the warm weather with a beach themed storytime and craft.


LEGO Club

July 25, 2016 at 10:00 am

The entire family is welcome to join in on the fun at our LEGO Club!
Registration is required and limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only. Registration for this event opens July 18, 2016. Click here to register.


Solar Telescope

July 25, 2016 at 3:00 pm

On Monday, July 25 at 3:00pm, take a close (and safe) look at the sun with astronomer-educator Bob Reichman (raindate 7/28).


Middle School Book Talk and Movie

July 25, 2016 at 6:00 pm

On Monday, July 25 at 6pm, get ideas for your summer reading assignment, watch a movie, and enjoy pizza! Please register in advance.


Little Listeners

July 26, 2016 at 9:30 am

Designed for children aged birth through 23 months, this interactive program features activities that will promote language development and an enjoyment of books and reading in every child. Registration is required and is limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only. Registration for this event opens July 18, 2016. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

July 26, 2016 at 10:30 am

Terrific Twos features stories, songs, and movement activities to promote language development, pre-reading skills, and an enjoyment of reading.Registration is required and is limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only. Registration for this event opens January 18, 2016. Click here to register.


Minute to Win It

July 26, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Think you can beat your friends in our crazy challenges in under a minute? This program is designed for children entering 2nd to 5th grades.


Read, Play, Learn!

July 27, 2016 at 9:30 am

Toddlers aged 18 to 35 months and their caregivers can join the fun as we enjoy classic picture books, learn songs and rhymes, and explore play and movement activities.Registration is required and is limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only. Registration for this event will open July 18, 2016.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

July 27, 2016 at 10:30 am

Stay & Play is an interactive storytime program for 3 to 5 year olds featuring stories, songs, and play activities. Registration is required and is limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only. Registration for this event opens July 18, 2016. Click here to register.


Mad Science: Egg Helmet

July 27, 2016 at 6:30 pm

On Wednesday, July 27 at 6:30pm, try to figure out which materials we could use to make helmets for our egg friends to prevent their shells from cracking during impact tests.


Classroom Adventure Stories

July 28, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Join us for an highly interactive, hysterical adventure in Go Wild in the Jungle with Don Dougherty!


Foodie Friday

July 29, 2016 at 10:00 am

On Friday, July 29 at 10am, dietician Natalie Caoccia will share recipes for summer’s bounty, including herbs grown in our container garden. No registration required.


Outdoor Fun

July 29, 2016 at 10:00 am

The summer is the perfect time to enjoy the library while outside! Each week Outdoor Fun will feature a book and a slightly messy activity that we would not be able to do inside.


Friday Film: Race

July 29, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Get in the Game with a movie about sports every Friday in July at noon.


Library Mini Golf

July 30, 2016 at 9:30 am

Join us as we turn our downstairs meeting room into a mini-golf course! The course opens at 9:30, stop by throughout the day to play through!


Paint with Let’s Monet

August 1, 2016 at 6:30 pm

On Monday, August 1 at 6:30pm, local artist Leah Zara-Acevedo will guide adults and teens toward putting their own spin on a well-known artist’s work. Registration is required.


Touch the Music

August 2, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Stop by the library for an introduction to the instruments of a marching band.


Teen Scene: August 2

August 2, 2016 at 3:30 pm

On Tuesday, August 2 at 3:30, Get in the Game with Wii, Nok-Hockey, and board games downstairs.


Make your Own Summer Bouquet

August 3, 2016 at 6:30 pm

On Wed, August 3 at 6:30pm, Lisa Mohn of Apple Blossom Flower Shop will show you how to make a beautiful bouquet. Registration is required.


Fit 4 Kids Show

August 4, 2016 at 11:00 am

Join Muscle Man Mike for the Healthiest Show on Earth!


Coloring Cafe

August 5, 2016 at 10:00 am

Spend some time de-stressing with intricate coloring pages on Friday, August 5 from 10am to noon. No registration is required.


Friday Film: The Hunger Games

August 5, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Join us on Fridays in August at noon for a screening of the Hunger Games films.


Barn Animal Storytime & Craft

August 6, 2016 at 11:00 am

The entire family is invited as we visit the barn in this themed storytime. A related craft will follow.


LEGO Club

August 8, 2016 at 10:00 am

The entire family is welcome to join in on the fun at our LEGO Club!
Registration is required and limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only.


The Night Sky

August 8, 2016 at 8:30 pm

Bob Reichman returns on Monday, August 8 at 8:30pm to give us a closer look at the sky at night, beginning with an indoor presentation.


Little Listeners

August 9, 2016 at 9:30 am

Designed for children aged birth through 23 months, this interactive program features activities that will promote language development and an enjoyment of books and reading in every child. Registration is required and is limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only. Registration for this event opens August 1, 2016. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

August 9, 2016 at 10:30 am

Terrific Twos features stories, songs, and movement activities to promote language development, pre-reading skills, and an enjoyment of reading. Registration is required and is limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only. Registration for this event opens August 1, 2016. Click here to register.


Drop In Crafternoon

August 9, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Stop by and create some crafts related to the summer games!


Teen Scene: August 9

August 9, 2016 at 3:30 pm

On Tuesday, August 9 at 3:30pm, Get in the Game with Wii, Nok-Hockey, and board games downstairs.


Read, Play, Learn!

August 10, 2016 at 9:30 am

Toddlers aged 18 to 35 months and their caregivers can join the fun as we enjoy classic picture books, learn songs and rhymes, and explore play and movement activities. Registration is required and is limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only. Registration for this event will open August 1, 2016.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

August 10, 2016 at 10:30 am

Stay & Play is an interactive storytime program for 3 to 5 year olds featuring stories, songs, and play activities. Registration is required and is limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only. Registration for this event opens August 1, 2016. Click here to register.


Mad Science: The Science of Sport

August 10, 2016 at 6:30 pm

On Wed, August 10 at 6:30pm, learn how physical & chemical sciences affect equipment, movement, & technique. Please register in advance.


Teen Summer Reading Closing Ceremonies

August 11, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Join us on Thursday, August 11, 4-6pm, for our end-of-summer party. Tie-dye a shirt, survive a water balloon toss, have your caricature drawn. Please register in advance.


Outdoor Fun

August 12, 2016 at 10:00 am

The summer is the perfect time to enjoy the library while outside! Each week Outdoor Fun will feature a book and a slightly messy activity that we would not be able to do inside.


Reading on the Go

August 12, 2016 at 10:00 am

Friday, August 12 at 10am – Scotch Plains cardholders can learn how to access ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and music from anywhere. Registration is required.


Friday Film: Catching Fire

August 12, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Join us on Fridays in August at noon for a screening of the Hunger Games films.


Camping Storytime & Craft

August 13, 2016 at 11:00 am

Gather around and join us for a camping themed storytime and craft.


LEGO Club

August 15, 2016 at 10:00 am

The entire family is welcome to join in on the fun at our LEGO Club!
Registration is required and limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only. Registration for this event opens August 8, 2016. Click here to register.


College Financial Planning

August 15, 2016 at 5:00 pm

On Monday, August 15 @ 6PM, learn strategies for saving and planning for college.


Little Listeners

August 16, 2016 at 9:30 am

Designed for children aged birth through 23 months, this interactive program features activities that will promote language development and an enjoyment of books and reading in every child. Registration is required and is limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only. Registration for this event opens August 8, 2016. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

August 16, 2016 at 10:30 am

Terrific Twos features stories, songs, and movement activities to promote language development, pre-reading skills, and an enjoyment of reading. Registration is required and is limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only. Registration for this event opens August 8, 2016. Click here to register.


Read, Play, Learn!

August 17, 2016 at 9:30 am

Toddlers aged 18 to 35 months and their caregivers can join the fun as we enjoy classic picture books, learn songs and rhymes, and explore play and movement activities. Registration is required and is limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only. Registration for this event will open August 8, 2016.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

August 17, 2016 at 10:30 am

Stay & Play is an interactive storytime program for 3 to 5 year olds featuring stories, songs, and play activities. Registration is required and is limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only. Registration for this event opens August 8, 2016. Click here to register.


Outdoor Fun

August 19, 2016 at 10:00 am

The summer is the perfect time to enjoy the library while outside! Each week Outdoor Fun will feature a book and a slightly messy activity that we would not be able to do inside.


Foodie Friday

August 19, 2016 at 10:00 am

On Friday, August 19 at 10am, Natalie Caoccia, Shop-Rite dietician, will share recipes for summer’s bounty, including herbs grown in our container garden. No registration required.


Friday Film: Mockingjay Part I

August 19, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Join us on Fidays in August at noon for a screening of the Hunger Games films.


Fly High Storytime & Craft

August 20, 2016 at 11:00 am

Soar into this storytime featuring high flying stories and a craft.


LEGO Club

August 22, 2016 at 10:00 am

The entire family is welcome to join in on the fun at our LEGO Club!
Registration is required and limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only. Registration for this event opens August 15, 2016. Click here to register.


LEGO Club

August 29, 2016 at 10:00 am

The entire family is welcome to join in on the fun at our LEGO Club!

Registration is required and limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only. Registration for this event opens August 22, 2016. Click here to register.


Little Listeners

August 23, 2016 at 9:30 am

Designed for children aged birth through 23 months, this interactive program features activities that will promote language development and an enjoyment of books and reading in every child. Registration is required and is limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only. Registration for this event opens August 15, 2016. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

August 23, 2016 at 10:30 am

Terrific Twos features stories, songs, and movement activities to promote language development, pre-reading skills, and an enjoyment of reading. Registration is required and is limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only. Registration for this event opens August 15, 2016. Click here to register.


Read, Play, Learn!

August 24, 2016 at 9:30 am

Toddlers aged 18 to 35 months and their caregivers can join the fun as we enjoy classic picture books, learn songs and rhymes, and explore play and movement activities. Registration is required and is limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only. Registration for this event will open August 15, 2016.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

August 24, 2016 at 10:30 am

Stay & Play is an interactive storytime program for 3 to 5 year olds featuring stories, songs, and play activities. Registration is required and is limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only. Registration for this event opens August 15, 2016. Click here to register.


Outdoor Fun

August 26, 2016 at 10:00 am

The summer is the perfect time to enjoy the library while outside! Each week Outdoor Fun will feature a book and a slightly messy activity that we would not be able to do inside.


Friday Film: Mockingjay Part II

August 26, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Join us on Fridays in August at noon for a screening of the Hunger Games films.


Sea Creatures Storytime & Craft

August 27, 2016 at 11:00 am

Dive in and join us for a storytime featuring sea creatures and a related craft.


Little Listeners

August 30, 2016 at 9:30 am

Designed for children aged birth through 23 months, this interactive program features activities that will promote language development and an enjoyment of books and reading in every child. Registration is required and is limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only. Registration for this event opens August 22, 2016. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

August 30, 2016 at 10:30 am

Terrific Twos features stories, songs, and movement activities to promote language development, pre-reading skills, and an enjoyment of reading.Registration is required and is limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only. Registration for this event opens February 22, 2016. Click here to register.


Read, Play, Learn!

August 31, 2016 at 9:30 am

Toddlers aged 18 to 35 months and their caregivers can join the fun as we enjoy classic picture books, learn songs and rhymes, and explore play and movement activities. Registration is required and is limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only. Registration for this event will open August 22, 2016.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

August 31, 2016 at 10:30 am

Stay & Play is an interactive storytime program for 3 to 5 year olds featuring stories, songs, and play activities. Registration is required and is limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only. Registration for this event opens August 22, 2016. Click here to register.


Little Listeners

September 20, 2016 at 9:30 am

Designed for children aged birth through 23 months, this interactive program features activities that will promote language development and an enjoyment of books and reading in every child. Registration is required and is limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only. Registration for this event opens September 12, 2016. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

September 20, 2016 at 10:30 am

Terrific Twos features stories, songs, and movement activities to promote language development, pre-reading skills, and an enjoyment of reading. Registration is required and is limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only. Registration for this event opens September 12, 2016. Click here to register.


Future Scientists

September 19, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Designed for current Kindergarten students and those entering Kindergarten in Sept. 2015, this program introduces children to the amazing world of science while satisfying their growing curiosity through books and interactive hands-on learning. Registration is required and is limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only. Registration for this event opens September 12, 2016. Click here to register.


Read, Play, Learn!

September 21, 2016 at 9:30 am

Toddlers aged 18 to 35 months and their caregivers can join the fun as we enjoy classic picture books, learn songs and rhymes, and explore play and movement activities. Registration is required and is limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only. Registration for this event will open September 12, 2016.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

September 21, 2016 at 10:30 am

Stay & Play is an interactive storytime program for 3 to 5 year olds featuring stories, songs, and play activities. Registration is required and is limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only. Registration for this event opens September 12, 2016. Click here to register.


Crafty Kids

September 22, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Our craft activities are geared for children ages 3 through 6 and are all connected to the stories we read, linking literature to art and creativity while practicing school readiness skills.
Registration is required. Registration for this event opens September 12, 2016.Click here to register.


Future Scientists

September 26, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Designed for current Kindergarten students and those entering Kindergarten in Sept. 2017, this program introduces children to the amazing world of science while satisfying their growing curiosity through books and interactive hands-on learning. Registration is required and is limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only. Registration for this event opens September 19, 2016. Click here to register.


Little Listeners

September 27, 2016 at 9:30 am

Designed for children aged birth through 23 months, this interactive program features activities that will promote language development and an enjoyment of books and reading in every child. Registration is required and is limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only. Registration for this event opens September 19, 2016. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

September 27, 2016 at 10:30 am

Terrific Twos features stories, songs, and movement activities to promote language development, pre-reading skills, and an enjoyment of reading. Registration is required and is limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only. Registration for this event opens September 19, 2016. Click here to register.


Read, Play, Learn!

September 28, 2016 at 9:30 am

Toddlers aged 18 to 35 months and their caregivers can join the fun as we enjoy classic picture books, learn songs and rhymes, and explore play and movement activities.Registration is required and is limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only. Registration for this event will open September 19, 2016.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

September 28, 2016 at 10:30 am

Stay & Play is an interactive storytime program for 3 to 5 year olds featuring stories, songs, and play activities. Registration is required and is limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only. Registration for this event opens September 19, 2016. Click here to register.


Crafty Kids

September 29, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Our craft activities are geared for children ages 3 through 6 and are all connected to the stories we read, linking literature to art and creativity while practicing school readiness skills.Registration is required. Registration for this event opens September 19, 2016.Click here to register.