Girl Scouts to Visit Local Libraries to Host Special Storytimes for Children

(Somerset County, NJ: January 12, 2017) Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey will be hosting three Storytime programs, appropriate for children grades K-3, at Somerset County Library System of New Jersey this winter. Children will hear a story, participate in an activity, and learn about Girl Scouts.

“Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey is excited to share powerful stories of others today, and to help your children share theirs tomorrow,” said Mara Tolas, community engagement specialist for Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey. “Girl Scouts enables girls to grow their own stories and become a G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™.”

Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey will present “Betsy Ross” by Alexandra Wallner on February 17, 10:30-11:30 a.m. at SCLSNJ’s Somerville Library branch, located at 35 West End Avenue in Somerville. During this program, participants will explore how courage and confidence build strong character.

Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey will present “I Like Myself” by Karen Beaumont on March 7, 4:30-5:30 p.m. at SCLSNJ’s Mary Jacobs Memorial Library branch, located at 64 Washington Street in Rocky Hill. This program aims to bolster self-esteem and help participants identify what makes them special.

Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey will present “Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride” by Pam Munoz Ryan on March 8, 4:30-5:30 p.m. at SCLSNJ’s Warren Township Library branch, located at 42 Mountain Boulevard in Warren. This fictionalized account about two strong women in US history who were not afraid to take risks and be the first of their kind will be sure to inspire all who attend.

Registration is required to attend these programs. To register, visit or contact your local SCLSNJ library branch.

About Somerset County Library System of New Jersey
Somerset County Library System of New Jersey (SCLSNJ) partners with you to connect, to explore, to share and to discover. Together we enrich lives, expand knowledge and strengthen communities. SCLSNJ branches can be found in Bridgewater, Bound Brook, Hillsborough, Manville, North Plainfield, Peapack & Gladstone, Rocky Hill at Mary Jacobs Memorial Library, Somerville, Warren Township, and Watchung. Additionally, there are two SCLSNJ reading stations in Branchburg and Washington Valley. Visit for further information about library services offered at SCLSNJ.