The library begins its summer schedule this Saturday, June 1, and will continue through Labor Day. Please take note of the changing hours.

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Youth Services: Children (infants to Grade 5)

Welcome to the Children’s Page


SOPL is open in our temporary locations! The main library on Scotland Road is closed for construction until late 2026. You can learn more about the Building Construction Project here.

Programs & Events

Click Children’s Programming to see a complete list of activities for infants through grade 5.

All programs and events will require registration (unless otherwise noted).

Residency is not required to attend or participate in programs.


Children’s Programming


Library Policy: Unattended Children

The mission of South Orange Public Library is to provide a welcoming space for everyone. The Library uses youth to refer to any person under age 18. Guardian refers to a parent, caregiver or other person who is responsible for the youth while they are in the Library.

Youth under the age of ten may not be left unattended in the library.

If left unattended a caregiver will be contacted, if available, and if none can be reached the police may be notified.

Summer Reading Program

Sign Up begins Wednesday June 19 and continues through the summer ending on August 2.

Kick-Off Wednesday June 26th!


Children's Gallery