Events at Scotch Plains Public Library

Neighbours Inc. – Community Gathering

May 28, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Join Neighbours Inc. on Thursday, May 28 at 6:30pm for potluck dessert and community conversation.


Created Equal Friday Film: Selma

May 29, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Join us downstairs on Friday, May 29 at noon for a film that relates to our Created Equal theme.


Dog Storytime and Craft

May 30, 2015 at 11:00 am

Wag your tail and join us for a barking good storytime and craft featuring dogs.


Little Listeners

June 2, 2015 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 May 26, 2015. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

June 2, 2015 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 May 26, 2015. Click here to register.


Teen Crafternoon: Friendship Pins

June 2, 2015 at 3:30 pm

On Tuesday, June 2 at 3:30 pm, create a craft for your best school friends or favorite teachers. Give it to them before the end of the school year!


Read, Play, Learn!

June 3, 2015 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 May 26, 2015.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

June 3, 2015 at 1:30 pm

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 May 26, 2015. Click here to register.


Books and Beyond

June 3, 2015 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!

June 4, 2015 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 May 26, 2015.Click here to register.


Creative Kids

June 5, 2015 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 May 26, 2015.Click here to register.


Friday Films: I Am Ali

June 5, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Join us downstairs at noon on Friday, June 5 for I Am Ali.


Sensory Storytime for Children of All Abilities

June 6, 2015 at 9:30 am

This inclusive storytime features books, songs and movement to stimulate the senses and promote learning. Registration is suggested for this program but not required. Registration for this event opens May 26, 2015. Click here to register.


Sunny Storytime

June 6, 2015 at 11:00 am

Celebrate the beautiful weather with this cheery, sun filled storytime and craft.


Local Author Visit: Cynthia Graham-Ward

June 7, 2015 at 1:30 pm

On Sunday, June 7 at 1:30 pm, local author Cynthia Graham-Ward will discuss and read from her recently published book, When Things Change.


Welcome Party for Incoming 7th Graders

June 8, 2015 at 3:30 pm

On Monday, June 8 at 3:30 pm, we invite current 6th graders to get to know our adult room. There will be activities, snacks, & a scavenger hunt.


Career Networking Group at SPPL

June 8, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Join Andy O’Hearn on Monday, June 8 at 6:30 pm to update and re-shape your LinkedIn profile.


Evening Book Club

June 8, 2015 at 7:00 pm

The Evening Book Club will meet on Monday, June 8 at 7 pm to discuss Low Land by Jhumpa Lahiri.


Little Listeners

June 9, 2015 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 June 1, 2015. Click here to register.


Hypertension Clinic

June 9, 2015 at 10:00 am

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


Terrific Twos

June 9, 2015 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 June 1, 2015. Click here to register.


Read, Play, Learn!

June 10, 2015 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 June 1, 2015.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

June 10, 2015 at 1:30 pm

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 June 1, 2015. Click here to register.


Read, Play, Learn!

June 11, 2015 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 June 1, 2015.Click here to register.


Gallery Reception

June 11, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Join us for an art gallery reception in honor of the young students of Sandra Cerchio on Thursday, June 11 at 7 pm.


Creative Kids

June 12, 2015 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 June 1, 2015.Click here to register.


Friday Films: The Theory of Everything

June 12, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Join us on Friday, June 12 at noon for a showing of The Theory of Everything.


Monster Storytime

June 13, 2015 at 11:00 am

Join us for this monster themed storytime followed by a related craft!


Little Listeners

June 16, 2015 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 June 8, 2015. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

June 16, 2015 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 June 8, 2015. Click here to register.


Afternoon Book Club

June 16, 2015 at 1:00 pm

The Afternoon Book Club will be meeting on Tuesday, June 16 at 1:00 pm to discuss The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan Philipp Sendker.


Read, Play, Learn!

June 17, 2015 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 June 8, 2015.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

June 17, 2015 at 1:30 pm

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 June 8, 2015. Click here to register.


Read, Play, Learn!

June 18, 2015 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 June 8, 2015.Click here to register.


Creative Kids

June 19, 2015 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 June 8, 2015.Click here to register.


Friday Films: Unbroken

June 19, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Join us on Friday, June 19 at noon for a viewing of Unbroken.


Musical Storytime

June 20, 2015 at 11:00 am

The entire family is invited to join us for a musical storytime.


Paws for Reading

June 20, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Our canine visitors will be here once a month. Five minute time slots will be assigned to all participants. Priority will be given to Scotch Plains and Fanwood library cardholders.


Teen Scene

June 23, 2015 at 3:30 pm

On Tuesday, June 23 @ 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!


Friday Films: When the Game Stands Tall

June 26, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Join us on Friday, June 26 at noon for a showing of When the Game Stands Tall.


Dinosaur Storytime and Craft

June 27, 2015 at 11:00 am

Join us for a roaring storytime featuring dinosaurs and related craft.


Summer Reading Preview

June 29, 2015 at 3:30 pm

On Monday, June 29 at 3:30 pm, help us decorate the library, see what events and prizes we have planned, preview our book club choices and play board games.