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Teen Summer Reading at Scotch Plains Public Library

June 17, 2014 at 12:11 AM

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains Public Library has opened registration for its teen summer reading program.  This year’s theme, SPARK A REACTION, will help young adults explore their scientific, intellectual, and artistic sides. Throughout the summer months, the library will host lectures, book clubs, gaming sessions, crafts, and parties. Highlights include:

  • a visit from author Yvonne Ventresca,
  • The Night Sky with area astronomers,
  • Ender’s Game book discussion and film viewing,
  • intensive chess workshops,
  • Science Jeopardy,
  • Kitchen Chemistry with Dr. Benny Chan,
  • a Mad Scientist Party, and
  • Brunch Over Books.

The library's Teen Summer Reading programs are free and open to teens in grades 6-12.  Most events are limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders. Some programs have limited sizes. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Teens may sign-up for  by visiting the Reference Desk, calling 908-322-5007 ext. 204, emailing, or responding via the library's website

Scotch Plains Public Library is located at 1927 Bartle Ave., one block from Park Ave. in the center of town. The library gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Friends of Scotch Plains Public Library and the donations of products and talent by Scoops, The College of New Jersey, Monmouth University, and the National Park Service.

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