The Scotch Plains Public Library offers a wide range of activities and storytimes for families. These programs are to help our community members develop a life-long love of reading and learning. Attending one of our programs is a wonderful way to introduce children to the library and offer additional learning experiences outside of a school setting. Unless otherwise indicated, registration is required at all programs and is limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only. To check out our schedule, visit our online calendar.
We are happy to customize reading programs and activities to meet the individual needs of anyone on the spectrum. Contact us at [email protected] for more information. This program schedule is effective September 2019.
Music and Movement with Ms. Shelia*
Thursday, February 6 at 9:30am , ages 0-23 months
Thursday, February 6 at 10:30am , ages 24-48 months
Tuesdays at 9:30am | Wednesdays at 10:30am
Delight and stimulate your baby’s senses with short books, music, and movement activities. This interactive 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. View our calendar for dates and information on how to register.
Tuesdays | 10:30am
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, counting, and even a craft. View our calendar for dates and information on how to register.
Wednesdays | 9:30am
Designed for children with sensory challenge such as sitting still and difficulty in large groups, and those on the autism spectrum. This program is for children ages 0-5 years in age. View our calendar for dates and information on how to register.
Read, Play, Learn*
Thursdays | 9:30am
This 45-minute 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. View our calendar for dates and information on how to register.
Stay & Play Storytime*
Thursdays | 10:30am
Our interactive storytime program will help your 3 to 5 year old child get ready for kindergarten while having fun. First we’ll share some stories, songs, and activities together. Then, we welcome you to stay, play, and enjoy the library’s toys and exploration stations. View our calendar for dates and information on how to register.
Select Thursdays | 6:30pm
Children of all ages are invited to join us once a month for a fun and exciting nighttime storytime! Grab your favorite stuffed animal and wear your pajamas for a fun evening of stories and songs. No registration is required!
Explore the Floor*
Select Fridays | 9:30am
Children from birth to 5 years of age are invited to join us for an unstructured play experience at the library. This self paced program will include a variety of toys and sensory stations for families to explore and discover together. View our calendar for dates and information on how to register.
Saturdays | 11am
Join us every Saturday for an exciting program designed to delight the whole family. Each week features a unique theme and activity. Registration is not required for this event.
Create & Play*
Select Tuesdays |4:00pm
During this program children in grades K-2 will use their critical thinking and problem solving skills to complete various challenges. View our calendar for dates and information on how to register.
Create & Play*
Select Thursdays |4:00pm
Open to elementary students, this LEGO club encourages children to work together in order to build and design unique creations each month. The library will supply the blocks, you supply the imagination! View our calendar for dates and information on how to register.
Select Mondays | 6:00pm
Are you a budding chef interested in making something delicious and creative? Join us for this cooking program and put your skills to the test. View our calendar for dates and information on how to register.
Select Mondays | 6:30pm
Introduce your child to the wonder of scientific discovery! Families may drop in each month to explore a different scientific concept with hands on activities and experiments.
Family Build Night
Select Thursdays | 6:30pm
The entire family is invited to build together at the library. A variety of manipulates including LEGOs, Lincoln Logs and blocks will be available to create with.
*Unless otherwise indicated, registration is required at all programs and is limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only. To check out our schedule, visit our online calendar.