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NEXT MEETING: Monday, April 1 at 7pm We meet the first Monday of every month except July and August. Anyone is welcome to join us! Be a Library Lover!
Pick up your complimentary copy of Book Page at the desk. Sponsored by the Friends.
If I had a penny for every time I searched the web.... Well now the Friends can.
Use Good Search! Click below to do a Yahoo based search for what you need on the web. Each search donates a penny to the Friends of the Plainville Public Library. Guess What? We just got a check for $92.00!! for our participation in this program since April 2010. Thanks for all your help. Do more searches - buy more things!
Museum Passes From the Friends
NEW PASS AVAILABLE: Hall at Patriot Place - Open Monday to Friday 10 AM to 5 PM, Saturday 10 AM to 9 PM and Sunday 10 AM to 7 PM through June 14 with different summer hours. Each pass admits 2 people with a maximum of 2 passes per family for FREE. The Hall is a modern “museum” that takes guests through Patriots and New England football history in a cutting-edge way, utilizing amazing video and audio to tap into fans’ emotions in a manner never before seen in a sports museum. Oh, and you’ll put your finger in a Super Bowl XXXIX ring and get up close with the Patriots three Vince Lombardi Super Bowl Trophies while confetti rains down upon you.
Southwick’s Zoo Tickets Plainville Residents can book online or in person to purchase 4 discounted tickets at $7 each. Tickets must be booked for a particular day, but are good for any day in the 2012 season at the zoo. ONLY one booking per family, per season is allowed to allow the maximum number of persons to go to the zoo. New last year - Out of town residents can purchase Southwick Zoo tickets at $11 each for up to 4 tickets. A booking must be made for a particular day at the library or by phone with a librarian. All tickets must be paid for with cash. Regular admission to Southwick’s Zoo is $20 for adults and $15 for children (3-12) and Seniors (62+). Children under 3 are free.
Book your Passes now with our reservation system.
The Friends purchase Museum Passes to the following places, which allow discounted admission to many fun places to go with your family. You can reserve your pass up to 75 days in advance online by clicking here.
Boston Children's Museum, Butterfly Place (mid Feb.-Oct.), Children's Museum in Easton, Hall at Patriot Place, Massachusetts State Parks (seasonal), Museum of Science, Mystic Aquarium, Mystic Seaport (mid Feb.-Dec.), New England Aquarium (Labor Day-June), Plimouth Plantation (mid March-Nov.), Providence Children’s Museum, Roger Williams Park Zoo, Southwick’s Zoo and the USS Constitution Museum.
Recycle with the Friends
By donating the following items you can clear out clutter, help the Friends of the Plainville Library raise funds and help save the environment!
Items may be dropped off throughout the year at the Plainville Public Library during normal business hours.
Friends Fundraiser with Magazines
You'll get the satisfaction of helping your favorite library while purchasing something you'd buy anyways. So click here to go to Our own Fundraising Website NOW!
Special Books of Gift Giving Quality are available year round at our on-going book sale located by the front door of the Library. We have also EXPANDED our Sale Area in the Friends Hallway. Now both fiction & non-fiction book are displayed. Books are available on a first come basis.
Hardcovers and Oversize paperbacks are $1 each
Mass market paperbacks (the small ones) are 50 cents each
All children's books are 50 cents each.
Membership - The Friends annual membership drive is ongoing. For a small donation: Students/seniors - $5, Individuals - $10, Family - $15, Businesses - $25, Patron - $50, you can help support the Friends purchases of museum passes, magazine subscriptions and programs for adults and children. You may print out this membership form and mail it with a check payable to the Friends of the Plainville Library, Inc., 198 South St., Plainville, MA 02762-1512
Your membership includes: The Friends' quarterly newsletter filled with library news and events, entrance to the Friday night Friends Only Book Sale plus one free paperback book and new members get a coupon good for our ongoing book sale.
library card-carrying, curious people, lifelong learners, readers writers,
thinkers and browsers. We are a non profit group who encourage community
participation in planning and funding of special events. We have several
fundraisers a year, including our Book Sale in October to fund our activities.
We fund programs for adults and children, donate equipment and purchase magazine
subscriptions and museum passes.
Thank you for your continued support. Through your generosity we were able to continue to fund many projects. Without your support the library would not be what it is today ... a wonderful asset to all Plainville residents!
- Consider a tax-deductible gift to your library.
- Honor or remember a friend with our Honorarium Program.
- Establish a book endowment.
- Remember the library in your estate planning.
- Give through your company’s matching gifts program.
- Become a member.
- Volunteer and attend the book sales.
- Donate your used books, videos and cds for the sale.
- Use your expertise to present a program of interest to the community.
- Assist the library at special events.
- Visit often and tell your friends to do the same.
- Attend local town meetings and encourage your elected officials to invest in the library.
- Write to your state and federal legislators and demand that library service be viewed and funded as a necessary public service.
- Speak up for libraries at community groups.