Events at Scotch Plains Public Library

Earth Day Storytime & Craft

April 25, 2015 at 11:00 am

Join us for a green storytime celebrating planet Earth, followed by a craft.


Created Equal: The Loving Story @ SPPL

April 25, 2015 at 1:00 pm

The Loving Story screens at SPPL on Saturday, April 25 at 1:00pm.


Teen PoetFest

April 27, 2015 at 3:30 pm

Join us outside on Monday, April 27 at 3:30 pm for PoetFest in honor of National Poetry Month!


Created Equal: How Did We Get to Today? Part Three

April 27, 2015 at 7:00 pm

On Monday, April 27 at 7pm, join us at SPPL for the final part of our community conversation.


Little Listeners

April 28, 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 April 20, 2015. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

April 28, 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 April 20, 2015. Click here to register.


Future Scientists

April 28, 2015 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 April 20, 2015. Click here to register.


Read, Play, Learn!

April 29, 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 April 20, 2015.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

April 29, 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 April 20, 2015. Click here to register.


Early Reader Book Club

April 29, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Encourage and improve reading skills with this book club designed for emergent readers.


Read, Play, Learn!

April 30, 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 April 20, 2015.Click here to register.


The Retirement GPS Workshop!

April 30, 2015 at 7:00 pm

James Wilkes, Financial Advisor with Allied Wealth Partners shares ways to help you work towards a secure retirement.


Creative Kids

May 1, 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 April 20, 2015.Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

May 1, 2015 at 10:45 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 April 20, 2015. Click here to register.


Free Speech/Language Screenings

May 2, 2015 at 9:00 am

Are you concerned about your child’s speech and language development?


Sensory Storytime for Children of All Abilities

May 2, 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 April 20, 2015. Click here to register.


Hot Air Balloon Storytime

May 2, 2015 at 11:00 am

Fly away with us at this hot air balloon themed storytime!


Teen Monday Meet-up

May 4, 2015 at 3:30 pm

On Monday, May 4 at 3:30pm, meet-up with your friends to get started on homework. A librarian will be there to help or suggest an independent reading title.


Evening Book Club

May 4, 2015 at 7:00 pm

The Evening Book Club will meet on Monday, May 4 at 7PM to discuss The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt.


Little Listeners

May 5, 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 April 27, 2015. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

May 5, 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 April 27, 2015. Click here to register.


Read, Play, Learn!

May 6, 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 April 27, 2015.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

May 6, 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 April 27, 2015. Click here to register.


Early Reader Book Club

May 6, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Encourage and improve reading skills with this book club designed for emergent readers.


Read, Play, Learn!

May 7, 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 April 27, 2015.Click here to register.


Created Equal: Bennet Zurofsky & the Solidarity Singers

May 7, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Join us at SPPL on Thursday, May 7 at 7pm for a family-friendly sing-a-long concert.


Creative Kids

May 8, 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 April 27, 2015.Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

May 8, 2015 at 10:45 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 April 27, 2015. Click here to register.


Free Speech/Language Screenings

May 9, 2015 at 9:00 am

Are you concerned about your child’s speech and language development?


Bad Kitty Storytime

May 9, 2015 at 11:00 am

Celebrate Bad Kitty’s birthday with this special storytime followed by a craft!


Teen Backyard Games Day

May 11, 2015 at 3:30 pm

On Monday, May 11 at 3:30 pm, celebrate Spring with classic backyard games–chalk tic-tac-toe, bowling, water balloons, and horseshoes.


Career Networking Group at MPL

May 11, 2015 at 6:30 pm

On Monday, May 11, join Jason Sanders in Mountainside for The Ultimate Personal Networking Workshop


Friends of SPPL Meeting

May 11, 2015 at 7:30 pm

Friends of the Library will meet on Monday, May 11 at 7:30pm in the Music Room. This will be the last Friends meeting until September.


Little Listeners

May 12, 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 4, 2015. Click here to register.


Hypertension Clinic

May 12, 2015 at 10:00 am

The township nurse will be available for blood pressure checks from 10:00am until noon on Tuesday, May 12. No registration is required.


Terrific Twos

May 12, 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 4, 2015. Click here to register.


Sensory Storytime for Children of All Abilities

May 13, 2015 at 9:30 am

This inclusive storytime features books, songs and movement to stimulate the senses and promote learning. Registration for this event opens May 4, 2015. Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

May 13, 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 4, 2015. Click here to register.


Read, Play, Learn!

May 14, 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 4, 2015.Click here to register.


Created Equal: The Loving Story at SPPL

May 14, 2015 at 6:30 pm

The Loving Story will screen at SPPL on Thursday, May 14 at 6:30pm, followed by a discussion led by Erica Chito Childs.


Creative Kids

May 15, 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 4, 2015.Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

May 15, 2015 at 10:45 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 4, 2015. Click here to register.


Beach Storytime

May 16, 2015 at 11:00 am

Grab your sunblock! The entire family is invited to join us for a beach themed storytime!


Paws for Reading

May 16, 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.


LEGO Club

May 18, 2015 at 6:30 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.


Little Listeners

May 19, 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 11, 2015. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

May 19, 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 11, 2015. Click here to register.


Afternoon Book Club

May 19, 2015 at 1:00 pm

The Afternoon Book Club will meet on Tuesday, May 19 at 1PM to discuss The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman.


Teen Crafternoon: Paper Mache Boxes

May 19, 2015 at 3:30 pm

Join us on Tuesday, May 19 at 3:30 pm to decorate your own paper mache box with our many crafty materials!


Read, Play, Learn!

May 20, 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 11, 2015.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

May 20, 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 11, 2015. Click here to register.


Read, Play, Learn!

May 21, 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 11, 2015.Click here to register.


Creative Kids

May 22, 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 11, 2015.Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

May 22, 2015 at 10:45 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 11, 2015. Click here to register.


Peter Reynolds Storytime

May 23, 2015 at 11:00 am

Join us for a storytime featuring some of our favorite books by author Peter Reynolds.


Library Closed

May 25, 2015 at 9:00 am

The library will be closed on Monday, May 25, for Memorial Day.


Teen Scene

May 26, 2015 at 3:30 pm

On Tuesday, May 26 @ 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!


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.


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.


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.