Category Archives: Teens

SAT/ACT Essentials Program on

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The Princeton Review’s SAT/ACT Essentials program is now being offered through the Library’s online service!

Log in to with a Scotch Plains Library barcode number, then create a free account to activate your access to The SAT/ACT Essentials.



Take a full-length, timed practice test – you’ll get a detailed score report showing the areas you need to focus on.

Study with video lessons:

Video lesson on math
Math lessons walk you through the entire problem-solving process.
Video lesson on English grammar
Writing and language lessons explain the reasoning and principles that determine the correct answer.
 Each lesson is followed by a practice drill to test your mastery.

Make a plan and set a goal!

  • Input your upcoming test date and your target score
  • Track your progress towards meeting your goal.  Your best scores on practice tests will be measured as above or below your target.
 The ‘Resources’ section offers guidance with the entire college application process, including:
  • Everything you need to know about your college application
  • How to choose dream, match and safety schools
  • How does financial aid work?
  • 12 Tips for Paying for College
 And of course, the Library also offers a selection of test preparation books for the SAT and the ACT!

Take advantage of this valuable resource that is yours with a Scotch Plains Library barcode!

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Happy studying and good luck!








Just for Teens!

We’ve got lots of activities coming up for teens and middle school students!


Middle School: After-School Scene

Every Monday and Wednesday in January, kids in grades 5-8 are invited to relax, socialize, and have fun after school. From 3:30-4:30, students can complete homework in our gallery space or head into the meeting room for games, maker activities (including our beading and drawing kits) and more!  No registration is required.

Chess Club

Chess Club

On Wednesday, January 11 and Wednesday, January 25 at 6:00 pm, Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders ages 9-16 are invited to participate in our re-ignited chess club.  The program will continue on alternate Wednesdays through March 1.

Online pre-registration is required for the chess club, one week before each session.



Teen Anime Club

Join us to discuss favorite titles, start your bleach spray t-shirt, and watch Your Lie in April. Snacks will be served. Registration is recommended.


Learn to Bead!

Beading ToolsJoin us for a workshop with artist Eva Sienkiewicz, who will teach basic beading techniques using the Library’s new Beading Art Kits.  Make your own unique jewelry!  This program is for anyone middle school-aged or older, and registration is required.

The Beading Art Kit and two Drawing Kits are available for individual teen use in the Adult Room any time the library is open. The kits, along with other STEAM materials and programming, were funded through a Union County Freeholder’s 2016 Union County Library Grant.

Wednesday, December 14 at 3:30pm.


Teen Anime Club

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Join us for our next monthly Teen Anime Club meeting on Monday, November 28! Kids in grades 6-12 are invited to meet downstairs at 7pm to watch a widely acclaimed anime series (Your Lie in April), discuss our favorite titles, and try your hand at drawing.