Guided Chess Play for Kids

Saturday chess led by Bhupindar Sohal is back! Beginning Saturday January 21st
ages 7-11
1pm-2pm: Beginners
2pm-3pm: Experienced players

Children may register for one session per week. Sign up starts one week in advance of each class.  Stop by the Children’s Department with your Fanwood/Scotch Plains library card to register.

 Check our Events Calendar for other happenings at the library.

Online Resources

The award-winning curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-6+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. It’s 100% educational, with 3,500+ learning activities across all major subject areas—reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music.
Best of all, kids love it.
And it’s free to use in this library!

From Age of Learning, Inc.

Kids’ Site of the Month
February 2017

AFRICAN-AMERICAN MOSAIC: A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black History and Culture. You can find reproductions of original documents, personal stories, and ex-slave narratives.

…and check out a few other Great Sites for and about Kids:


Early Literacy Programs

Storytimes begin the week of January 17th

Baby Jumble
Mondays @ 10:30
For children 12-24 months
Open play with music, blocks, board books, puppets & more! Registration not required.

Toddler Time
Wednesdays @ 10:30am
For children 24-36 months
Children sit with their grown-up to enjoy songs, rhymes, fingerplays and short stories. Registration not required.

Library Jumble
For children ages 3-5
Thursdays @10:30am & 1:30pm
Stories and crafts. Prior registration required. Sign-up is weekly and starts one week prior to each session.

Family Jumble

Tuesdays @ 4:30 beginning January 17th

Please check our Events Calendar for upcoming Family Jumble programs!

Keep an Eye on Our Guinea Pigs!

Click here to be a Guinea Pig Volunteer Family of the Month!


BROWNIE BEATRIX SQUIGGLY (the big one) joined the FML family in the spring of 2011. The new babies arrived in July of 2015 and are named CINNAMON SUGAR PANCAKE (the brown one) and COCONUT MARSHMALLOW CUPCAKE (the white and tan one).

They are all girls and like to snack on all sorts of healthy things like Italian parsley, green beans, dark lettuce, spinach, carrots and carrot tops, and apples that people bring them. Please no celery or peppers.

Children’s Dept. Staff

Susan Staub
Danielle Hirschhorn
Anita Wallden
Meredith Scheiner