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Focus Will be on Teens in March at Scotch Plains Library

The Scotch Plains Public Library staff has planned some exciting March events for teens in grades 6-12.

On Monday, March 3 at 3:15 p.m., teens will be watching Percy Jackson: The Sea of Monsters.  Bring your friends, enjoy a snack, and decide if the movie is as good as the book.

On Monday, March 10, in celebration of Teen Tech Week, teens are invited to attend Scotlib’s Teen Technology Bonanza.  Together, participants will create a teen zine while learning about the library’s apps and tech devices.  Before you leave, you will have a chance to complete our online scavenger hunt to be entered to win a gift card.

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Whether you’re Irish or just “Irish for the day,” join the library staff in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.  On Monday, March 17 at 3:30 p.m., write limericks, decorate and enjoy snacks, and try your luck at trivia.

Finally, on Tuesday, March 25 at 3:30 p.m., ScotLib will host another popular Teen Scene session.  Bring your friends, play Wii and board games, and enjoy a snack after school.

These teen programs are free and open to all interested participants in grades 6-12. Attendees are encouraged to register through the library’s website: or by phone: (908) 322-5007, x.204 or email

The Scotch Plains Library is located at 1927 Bartle Ave., one block from Park Avenue in the center of town.


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