Caregiver & Early Literacy Support


Library Programs

The Scotch Plains Public Library offers a variety of programs for children. Our Programs are incorporate principals from Every Child Read To Read®.

Little Listeners – Delight and stimulate your baby’s senses with short books, music, and movement activities. This baby program, which is designed for children from birth to 23 months and their caregivers, encourages early language development in a fun and engaging environment.

Read Play Learn – Read, play, and learn with us! This program is an interactive experience for toddlers aged 18 to 35 months and their caregivers. Development and literacy is encouraged through reading, singing, and playing. Join the fun as we enjoy classic picture books, learn songs and rhymes, and explore play and movement activities. 

Terrific Twos – Travel the path to literacy at our fun and engaging program designed just for two-year-olds. Caregivers will interact with their children through books, music, and movement activities while exploring letters, sounds, and counting!

Preschool Play – Children ages 3 to 5 can join us for this interactive storytime program.  This program is designed to practice school readiness skills and foster a love of reading and learning in young children.

View our online calendar for exact dates, times and information on how to sign up.

Early Literacy Resources & Activities

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten – This easy, fun program fosters a love of books and reading in children before they enter Kindergarten. This program is open to Fanwood and Scotch Plains library cardholders.

Early Intervention – Early intervention services are designed to address a problem or delay in development as early as possible. The services are available for infants and toddlers up to age three.

Early Literacy BINGO – Try out our fun BINGO board featuring fun activities to do with your little one!

Family Literacy Resources – State recommended resources and projects to do with your little one.

Scotch Plains-Fanwood Public Schools – Information about the town’s public school district.

Recommended Book Lists & More

Anti-Racism Resources – Find book lists and resources for parents and children for all ages.

Leveled Readers – Looking for a book on a certain level? We’ve listed titles for you from Level E to Level T.

Shark Week – Love sharks? So do we! Quickly access some of our most popular shark titles.

Summer Reads for Toddlers & Preschoolers – Check out some of our favorite books for toddlers and pre-schoolers.

Free Books For Babies

Sponsored and donated by the The Mothers’ Center of Central New Jersey. Please fill out this form if you are interested in obtaining a few book your baby.

After filling out our form, you will receive a confirmation from our Youth Services Department in 48 hours. At this time, we can only accommodate one bag per family.