The grab and go mentality is perfect for our themed kits. Check out the clear plastic bags on top of the fiction section for books and realia about a topic. Perfect for elementary age kids.
Learn about trains, pirates, castles, owls, aligators, bones, insects, money and gardening - just to name a few!
Have your tried a Virtual Escape Room yet? Go on a Fairy Tale Quest.
This Digital Escape Room is suggested for All Ages. Younger participants are encouraged to complete this escape room with an adult. Complete on your own or with a group! We hope you have fun!
The instructions may ask you to open a new tab in your web browser so that you do not lose your progress. You may need pencil and paper to take notes. This was made by a librarian in Campbell County.
YES! you can come pickup your holds. Call ahead 508-695-1784 to have your holds ready for quick pick up INSIDE or OUTSIDE the building. We are making it easy for you to keep reading this summer. So go ahead place your holds and get reading.
Starting July 13 -
Monday - Thursday 10:00am - 12:00pm, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Wednesday Night 4:00 - 7:00pm
Friday 2:00 - 5:00pm
VULNERABLE POPULATION HOURS: Thursday 10:00am - 12:00pm
The Plainville Public Library is reopening for limited hours on Monday July 13. The Library is committed to the safety of our customers and employees. We are following the Massachusetts state safety standards for cleaning and disinfecting the building and materials.
Limited Hours: Monday – Thursday 10:00am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Wednesday night 4:00-7:00pm and Friday 2:00-5:00pm. Vulnerable population (and those over 60) hours: Thursday 10:00am – 12:00pm. Contactless Takeout will still be available during these times for those who prefer to not enter the building.
The Library asks for 1 person per family to find and checkout items in the building. Occupancy will be limited to maintain social distancing. Please follow the signs and floor markings. A hand washing station is available upon entry to the building, as well as sanitizer stations.
Public computer use will be limited to 30 minutes per day to lessen your exposure. The library is offering printing and fax services for free through August 31. We encourage the use of remote printing via email and wifi to lessen the use of public computers.
All items returned will be held for 72 hours before they are handled by staff and returned off your library card. The library is fine free through August 31. The library is also waiving all processing fees for lost items and providing free replacement library cards through August 31.
We are excited to see everyone again and we hope you will be excited to come back to the library to pick books for yourself from our shelves.
Welcome to the Summer of FREE by the Plainville Public Library!
No late fees or processing fees through August 31. Get free printing, free faxing and free replacement library cards through August 31, 2020.
Ask for free Grab and Go Camp Craft kits for the kids, too, when you checkout. And as always - borrow our materials and eBooks for FREE all the time.
Need to Print? TWO WAYS:
1. Attach your document or pdf and email
2. Open what you need to print on your phone/device. Standing by library's front door log in to the WIFI named DIRECT-51-HP. Click PRINT and send to our printer.
Once you send your print job - call the library at 508-695-1784 to pick up. We will put in in an envelope and put it on the cart for pick up during Contactless takeout hours ONLY. Monday - Friday 10:00am - 2:00pm and Wednesday 4:00 - 7:00pm. Printing is FREE through August 31, 2020
In the past few months we have had to navigate unprecedented challenges that we never imagined. The Plainville Public Library knows how much you value the library and all we do and we have missed you all. With the Commonwealth’s phased reopening plan announced the Plainville Public Library is not yet open to the public. The Library building is closed to the public but Contactless Takeout is available by calling 508-695-1784 Monday through Thursday between 10:00am and 2:00pm. Staff will be happy to look for items here on our shelves for you whether it is a specific titles or just three good mysteries or books for a third grader.
Our book drops are now open for returns. Please note that any items returned to us will be quarantined for 72 hours as recommended by the CDC before our staff handle them for checkin. All items will be checked in fine free until the social distancing limits are lifted. Book Drops are located at the Library and in the Wood School Parking lot on Messenger St.
We understand you have questions about when we can be open for browsing and computer usage, but we are starting slowly and understand the Commonwealth’s Reopening Plan has library browsing starting in Phase 2. So as of right now we do not have a specific date to open the building to the public.
We thank you for your loyalty and understanding as we work through reopening and meeting your needs. Please know we have already been working hard to socially distance our staff work areas and public computers, limit customer seating inside, create dedicated entrance and exit doors and directional pathways, provide for regular sanitation of high touch areas and comply with the Mandatory Safety Standards for Workplaces.
The Plainville Public Library is grateful for the opportunity to continue serving and assisting you and your family with Contactless Takeout and all of our wonderful online resources.
Stay Well! - Melissa
Are you a cook? Do you have a recipe you love? Share it with us and we'll share it with EVERYONE on social media. Send us a picture of the food and cookbook (and your smiling face). We could all use some new ideas for dinner. Send your pictures to email@example.com or tag us on instagram @plainvilleMAlib with #thebookandthecook
Here are some cute PDF coloring pages. Color a gift for Mom! Happy Mother's Day!
This is a Wonderful Day In this Together with cat Geometric Leaves
Melissa loves reading mysteries and historical fiction. She watches way too much hockey. And would like to have more time for crafting cool stuff.