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:

Every weekday afternoon* the gallery belongs to middle schoolers! Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday drop in to play games, use our iPads, read, draw, do homework, or just hang out! Every Tuesday we’ll have snacks and do something different – cook, make art, craft, or do a STEM project. For grades 5-8, no registration required.

*Except where otherwise noted: there will be no Middle School Scene on days when the library is closed, the school is closed, the school has a half-day, or the gallery is needed for other library business. 

Teen Cooking Club:

Once a month there will be cooking classes for students grades 6-12. 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.

Anime Club:

Once a month students in grades 6-12 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 library’s new Teen Advisory Board. Give us your feedback on our collection and programs and share your ideas for new and better things the library can do! Earn community service time for participating in meetings and writing book reviews.

Summer Reading:

From June 1st to September 6 students entering grades 6-12 can sign up for the Teen Summer Reading Program.