Summer Reading Kickoff

The Scotch Plains Public Library is pleased to announce our 2nd annual Summer Reading Kickoff Event! Our event will be on Saturday, June 23rd and feature an exiting day of activities and events for participants of all ages!

Online registration is required for each activity.  Registration will open on Monday,  June 11th at 9:00am.  Your ticket will guarantee a small party favor for your child*. Registration for our 10am-1pm includes all activities scheduled between that time. Click here to register

10am-1pm – Alice in Wonderland themed Un-birthday Party!
Children ages 3 and up are invited to participate in our Alice in Wonderland Un-Birthday Party! Upon entering, your child will receive a card with challenges. After completing the challenges, your child will receive a prize! We will also have a professional green screen photographer during this event!

10am – Visit with 501st Legion
Come meet Star Wars Stormtroopers from the The Northeast Remnant!

11am – Dance party with DJL Show


1pm – Harry Potter Celebration (ages 8+)
Children and teens can participate in our special Harry Potter Celebration. YMCAs will be promoting their 7th Grade Membership Initiative which includes a free membership for children entering the 7th grade. Click here to register.

2pm – Fueling for Running
This workshop for adults will teach you some great ways to fuel your exercise and sports activities with healthy food – perfect if you’re planning to run the Scotch Plains Down Town Race to Summer on June 27! Award-winning baker Jennifer Bridgeman specializes in preparing treats that use healthy ingredients and taste delicious. She will cover basic nutrition for exercise, and recommend food combinations and when to consume them for optimum energy.  There will be a demonstration of two recipes: energy balls and chia pudding.  Samples and recipes will be provided to those attending. Registration is required. Click here to register.

3pm – Crafternoon & Games
This afternoon activity will feature literacy related crafts and Book Bingo! Registration not required.

*Your child must be present during this event. We are unable to hold party favors.