Although the Scotch Plains Public Library building is closed during the coronavirus pandemic, the library’s digital branch remains open for business. Working from home, librarians continue to curate digital collections, provide online learning resources, offer virtual programming, and provide information services to our residents.
The library provides residents with access to multiple digital services including downloadable ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines; streaming videos and music; online language learning; Creativebug craft tutorials; and online access to the Star-Ledger. The library’s Tutor.com subscription provides residents with expanded access to trained tutors to assist students while homeschooling. Librarians are using Facebook, YouTube, and Zoom to provide virtual programming in the form of pre-recorded and live-streamed story times, book talks, science lessons, craft tutorials, and book club meetings.
Scotch Plains residents without a library card may request a temporary card, which will provide access to digital resources. Patrons needing reading or resource recommendations, support using our online resources, or who have general information questions, should contact the Adult Services or Youth Services departments for specific help. Scotch Plains Public Library continues to serve as a community anchor during this time of uncertainty. For more information on all of the library’s digital branch services, please visit the library website.