SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Children entering kindergarten through the fifth grade are invited to stop by the Scotch Plains Public Library on Thursday, July 28, at 3:30 p.m. for a special adventure with professional storyteller Don Dougherty of Classroom Adventure Stories.

Mr. Dougherty will be performing his original story: The Children of Scotch Plains Public Library Go Wild in the Jungle!. This highly interactive story will have children running away from a stampede, swinging from vine to vine, rock climbing, and experiencing other jungle adventures. The storyline will also focus on an anti-bullying message while discussing the importance of staying fit. Children who wish to be characters and/or have their names added to the story should arrive to the program about 15-20 minutes beforehand.

For more information about this event, visit or call the library at 908-322-5007. The Scotch Plains Public Library is located at 1927 Bartle Ave. in downtown Scotch Plains. Advanced registration is not required for this event. Summer reading events are made possible by the Friends of the Library. For more information about the Friends group or to join visit