Events at Scotch Plains Public Library

Sensory Storytime for Children of All Abilities

February 6, 2016 at 9:30 am

This inclusive storytime features books, songs and movement to stimulate the senses and promote learning.


Life-Size Candy Land

February 6, 2016 at 11:00 am

Join us as we journey through the Kingdom of Sweets during a life-size version of Candy Land.


Life Sized Candy Land

February 6, 2016 at 11:00 am

Join us as we journey through the Kingdom of Sweets during a life-size version of Candy Land.


2016 Friends Book Sale Donations

February 6, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Donations will be accepted through Sunday, March 6. Please click above for more details!


2016 Friends Book Sale Donations

February 7, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Donations will be accepted through Sunday, March 6. Please click above for more details!


Teen Valentine’s Day Party

February 8, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Join us for a Valentine’s Day Party on Monday, February 8 at 3:30 pm. Pre-registration is required.


Friends of SPPL Meeting

February 8, 2016 at 7:30 pm

Friends of the Library will meet on Monday, February 8 at 7:30pm in the Music Room. Help us get ready for the Book Sale!


Little Listeners

February 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 February 1, 2016. Click here to register.


Hypertension Clinic

February 9, 2016 at 10:00 am

The township nurse will be available for blood pressure checks from 10:00am until noon on Tuesday, February 9. No registration is required.


Terrific Twos

February 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 February 1, 2016. Click here to register.


Future Scientists

February 9, 2016 at 2:00 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 February 1, 2016. Click here to register.


Read, Play, Learn!

February 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 February 1, 2016.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

February 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 February 1, 2016. Click here to register.


LEGO Club

February 10, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Students in grades 1-5 are welcome to join in on the fun at our LEGO Club!
Registration is required and limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only.


Books and Beyond

February 10, 2016 at 6:30 pm

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).


Read, Play, Learn!

February 11, 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 February 1, 2016.Click here to register.


Crafty Kids

February 11, 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 February 1, 2016.Click here to register.


Techsplorers

February 11, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Join us for our new technology club for 3rd to 5th graders.


Beyond Mockingbird Film Screening: A Raisin in the Sun

February 11, 2016 at 6:30 pm

Our screening of A Raisin in the Sun will be held on Thursday, February 11, 6:30 p.m.


Crafty Kids

February 12, 2016 at 10:00 am

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 February 1, 2016.Click here to register.


Friday Films: Robot and Frank

February 12, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Join us on Fridays at NOON during February for movies about the golden years.


Red Storytime

February 13, 2016 at 11:00 am

Celebrate the color red with stories and a craft devoted to this lovely color.


Girls Who Code

February 13, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Learn about a free 7-week Summer Immersion Program on Saturday, February 13 at 3pm. Pre-registration is required.


2016 Friends Book Sale Donations

February 14, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Donations will be accepted through Sunday, March 6. Please click above for more details!


Library Closed

February 15, 2016 at 9:00 am

The Library will be closed on Monday, February 15 in observance of Presidents’ Day.


Little Listeners

February 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 February 8, 2016. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

February 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 February 8, 2016. Click here to register.


Afternoon Book Club

February 16, 2016 at 1:00 pm

The Afternoon Book Club will be meeting on Tuesday, February 16 at 1:00 pm to discuss Wild by Cheryl Strayed.


Future Scientists

February 16, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Designed for current Kindergarten students and those entering Kindergarten in Sept. 2016, 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 February 8, 2016. Click here to register.


Read, Play, Learn!

February 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 February 8, 2016.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

February 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 February 8, 2016. Click here to register.


Beyond Mockingbird Book Discussions: A Raisin in the Sun & Clybourne Park

February 17, 2016 at 6:30 pm

Our Beyond Mockingbird discussion of A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry and Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris will be held on Wednesday, February 17 at 6:30 pm. This discussion will be led by historian, Dr. Linda Caldwell Epps.


Read, Play, Learn!

February 18, 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 February 8, 2016.Click here to register.


Crafty Kids

February 18, 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 February 8, 2016.Click here to register.


Local Election Workshop

February 18, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Join Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi for a Local Election Workshop on Thursday, February 18 at 7 pm.


Crafty Kids

February 19, 2016 at 10:00 am

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 February 8, 2016.Click here to register.


Friday Films: The Intern

February 19, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Join us on Fridays at NOON during February for movies about the golden years.


Train Storytime

February 20, 2016 at 11:00 am

The entire family is invited to join us for a train themed storytime and craft.


2016 Friends Book Sale Donations

February 21, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Donations will be accepted through Sunday, March 6. Please click above for more details!


Family LEGO Club

February 22, 2016 at 6:30 pm

Our LEGO Club for the entire family!
Registration is required and limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only.


Little Listeners

February 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 February 16, 2016. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

February 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 February 16, 2016. Click here to register.


Future Scientists

February 23, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Designed for current Kindergarten students and those entering Kindergarten in Sept. 2016, 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 February 16, 2016. Click here to register.


Teen Crafternoon: Color Therapy

February 23, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Join us for color therapy at Teen Crafternoon on Tuesday, February 23 at 3:30 pm.


Read, Play, Learn!

February 24, 2016 at 10:30 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 February 16, 2016.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

February 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 February 16, 2016. Click here to register.


Read, Play, Learn!

February 25, 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 February 25, 2016.Click here to register.


Crafty Kids

February 25, 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 February 16, 2016.Click here to register.


Beyond Mockingbird Film Screening: The Price of the Ticket

February 25, 2016 at 6:30 pm

Our film screening of The Price of the Ticket (1990; 87 minutes; NR) will be held on Thursday, February 25 at 6:30 pm.


Crafty Kids

February 26, 2016 at 10:00 am

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 February 16, 2016.Click here to register.


Friday Films: The Hundred Foot Journey

February 26, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Join us on Fridays at NOON during February for movies about the golden years.


2016 Friends Book Sale Donations

February 27, 2016 at 9:00 am

Donations will be accepted through Sunday, March 6. Please click above for more details!


Time for Pie Storytime

February 27, 2016 at 11:00 am

If you believe that it is always time for pie, join us for this pie themed storytime and craft.


2016 Friends Book Sale Donations

February 28, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Donations will be accepted through Sunday, March 6. Please click above for more details!


Time for Pie Storytime

February 28, 2016 at 2:00 pm

If you believe that it is always time for pie, join us for this pie themed storytime and craft.


Teen Leap Year Party

February 29, 2016 at 3:30 pm

On Monday, February 29 at 3:30 pm, join us for a series of “leap” themed activities. We’ll explore the history of Leap Year while making frog buttons and sending emails to our future selves.


Little Listeners

March 1, 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 February 22, 2016. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

March 1, 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.


Future Scientists

March 1, 2016 at 2:00 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 February 22, 2016. Click here to register.


Teen Crafternoon: Namesake Day

March 1, 2016 at 3:30 pm

On Tuesday, March 1 at 3:30 pm, research more about the history of your name and design a special name token! Pre-registration is required.


Read, Play, Learn!

March 2, 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 February 22, 2016.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

March 2, 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 February 22, 2016. Click here to register.


Beyond Mockingbird Book Discussion: The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

March 2, 2016 at 6:30 pm

Our Beyond Mockingbird discussion of The Fire Next Time will be held on Wednesday, March 2 at 6:30 pm. Pre-registration is required.


Books and Beyond

March 2, 2016 at 6:30 pm

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).


Read, Play, Learn!

March 3, 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 February 22, 2016.Click here to register.


Crafty Kids

March 3, 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 February 22, 2016.Click here to register.


Techsplorers

March 3, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Join us for our new technology club for 3rd to 5th graders.


Crafty Kids

March 4, 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 February 22, 2016.Click here to register.


2016 Friends Book Sale Donations

March 5, 2016 at 9:00 am

Donations will be accepted through Sunday, March 6. Please click above for more details!


Sensory Storytime for Children of All Abilities

March 5, 2016 at 9:30 am

This inclusive storytime features books, songs and movement to stimulate the senses and promote learning.


Green Storytime & Craft

March 5, 2016 at 11:00 am

It sure is fun being green! Join us for a color filled storytime and related green craft.


2016 Friends Book Sale Donations

March 6, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Today is the last day Friends can accept donations. Please click above for more details. See you at the sale!


Teen Scene–March 8

March 8, 2016 at 3:30 pm

On Tuesday, March 8 @ 3:30pm, teens in grades 6 – 12 are welcome to participate in Wii, Nok-Hockey, and other games. Bring your friends and enjoy some snacks!


Windy Storytime & Craft

March 12, 2016 at 11:00 am

Get blown away with this windy storytime and related craft.


Teen St. Patrick’s Day Party!

March 14, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Join us on Monday, March 14 at 3:30 pm for our Teen St. Patrick’s Day Party! We’ll write limericks, enjoy Irish Soda Bread, and try our luck at some Irish trivia!


Teen Board Game Bonanza

March 21, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Join us on Monday, March 21 at 3:30pm for some off-line gaming. Challenge your friends to an old favorite or learn a brand new game!


Little Listeners

March 22, 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 March 14, 2016. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

March 22, 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 March 14, 2016. Click here to register.


Future Scientists

March 22, 2016 at 2:00 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 March 14, 2016. Click here to register.


Read, Play, Learn!

March 23, 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 March 14, 2016.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

March 23, 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 March 14, 2016. Click here to register.


LEGO Club

March 23, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Students in grades 1-5 are welcome to join in on the fun at our LEGO Club!
Registration is required and limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only.


Beyond Mockingbird Book Discussion: The Autobiography of Malcolm X

March 23, 2016 at 6:30 pm

Dr. Epps will lead our discussion of The Autobiography of Malcolm X on Wednesday, March 23 at 6:30 pm.


Read, Play, Learn!

March 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 March 14, 2016.Click here to register.


Crafty Kids

March 24, 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 March 14, 2016.Click here to register.


Beyond Mockingbird Film Screening: Malcolm X

March 24, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Our film screening of Malcolm X will be held on Thursday, March 24 at 6:00 pm.


Bunny Storytime

March 26, 2016 at 11:00 am

Have the whole family hop over to our bunny themed storytime followed by a related craft.


Family LEGO Club

March 28, 2016 at 6:30 pm

Our LEGO Club for the entire family!
Registration is required and limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only.


Little Listeners

March 29, 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 March 21, 2016. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

March 29, 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 March 21, 2016. Click here to register.


Future Scientists

March 29, 2016 at 2:00 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 March 21, 2016. Click here to register.


Read, Play, Learn!

March 30, 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 March 21, 2016.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

March 30, 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 March 21, 2016. Click here to register.


Read, Play, Learn!

March 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 March 21, 2016.Click here to register.


Crafty Kids

March 31, 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 March 21, 2016.Click here to register.


Crafty Kids

April 1, 2016 at 10:00 am

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 March 21, 2016.Click here to register.


Teen Scene: April 5

April 5, 2016 at 3:30 pm

On Tuesday, April 5 @ 3:30 pm, teens in grades 6 – 12 are welcome to participate in Wii, Nok-Hockey, and other games.


Teen Jeopardy: Special Library Edition

April 11, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join us for Jeopardy on Monday, April 11 at 3:30 pm.


Teen Crafternoon: Earth Day

April 19, 2016 at 3:30 pm

On Tuesday, April 19 at 3:30 pm, join Clare for a very special Earth Day craft. Pre-registration is required.


National Poetry Month Celebration

April 25, 2016 at 3:30 pm

On Monday, April 25 @ 3:30 pm, create Paint Chip Poetry and write a Poem on the Pavement.


Beyond Mockingbird Finale: Book & Film Discussion

May 4, 2016 at 6:30 pm

Join Dr. Epps for a discussion of Toni Morrison’s God Help the Child on Wednesday, May 4 at 6:40 pm.


  • Library Hours

    Monday: 9am to 9pm
    Tuesday: 9am to 5pm
    Wednesday: 9am to 8pm
    Thursday: 9am to 9pm
    Friday: 9am to 5pm
    Saturday: 9am to 5pm
    Sunday: 12pm to 4pm
  • Holiday Closings 2016

    January 1: New Year's Day
    January 18: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
    February 15: President's Day
    March 25: Good Friday
    March 27: Easter Sunday
    May 30: Memorial Day
    July 2-4: Independence Weekend
  • Scotch Plains Public Library

    1927 Bartle Avenue
    Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
    908-322-5007