Programs for Teens

The Scotch Plains Public Library’s teen programs strive to entertain, enrich, and educate our middle school and high school patrons. These are some of the regular programs we offer for teens. Please check the events calendar for information about additional events each month.

Middle School Scene:

During the school year, students in grades 5-8 are welcome to join us after school on Mondays and Wednesdays at 3:30. Every day we’ll do something different, from tablets to crafts to video games. No registration is required. *Please note that beginning during the 2018-2019 school year, the program will be moving to Mondays and Thursdays at 3:30.

YA Cooking Classes:

Once a month there will be cooking classes for students grades 5-12. In each class we’ll make something different and eat what we cook. Registration is required and any food allergies or dietary restrictions should be listed on the registration form.

Chess Club:

Chess club will be held biweekly on Wednesday nights. This club is for children ages 10-16 OR children active in the United States Chess Federation. Registration is required.

Anime Club:

Once a month on Monday nights during the school year students in grades 5-12 will meet to discuss their favorite anime, have some snacks, and watch an episode of the anime of the month. Registration is required.

Teen Advisory Board:

Students in grades 6-12 can sign up to be a member of the teen volunteer group. Members of TAB can be either weekly or as-needed volunteers and earn hours by helping with library tasks and programs. TAB will on the last Monday of every month unless otherwise noted. Please see the volunteer page for more information.

Summer Reading:

From June 1st to August 31st students entering grades 6-12 can sign up for the Teen Summer Reading Program. By logging hours of reading online, students can earn prizes and free books. There will also be special programming throughout the summer, so make sure to stop by or check online for more information about dates and times.