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Rain Barrels at Scotch Plains Public Library


SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The community is invited to learn about the environmental benefits of using rain barrels on Saturday, June 3 at 2:00 p.m. at the Scotch Plains Library.

Ismail Sukkar, an AmeriCorps Watershed Ambassador, will present information about using rain barrels and how to install them at your home. Following the presentation, the library will have two rain barrels installed outside the building to be used for the summer herb garden and the WWI Victory Garden.

No registration is required for this event. For more information, go to, email, call (908) 322-5007 x 204 or stop by the Reference Desk. The Scotch Plains Library is located at 1927 Bartle Avenue, one block from Park Avenue in the center of town.

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Upcoming Events


Fri, March 23, 12:00 PM

Resolve, Scotch Plains

Free Teen Anxiety Group (Ages 14-17) at Resolve

Sun, March 25, 7:00 PM

Temple Sholom, Scotch Plains

The Displaced Persons Camp Experience

Religions And Spirituality


Tue, March 27, 7:30 PM

Temple Emanu-El , Westfield

Intergenerational Holocaust Event at Temple ...