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
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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
We want to see your LEGO creations this week! What are you building? Show us on instagram and Facebook or email a picture to firstname.lastname@example.org #plainvillelego #plainvillespirit
Promoted by the Plainville Public Library and the Plainville Park Department @plainvilleparkdept @plainvillemalib
The Plainville Park Department and the Plainville Public Library have teamed up for Virtual Spirit Week. We invite you to tag photos of your family having fun with our theme every day this week (since this would have been April School Vacation Week). #plainvillespirit. @plainvilleMAlib @plainvilleparkdepartment
The Plainville Public Library can now offer Contactless Takeout service for Plainville residents only. Residents may call the library at 508-695-1784 Monday – Thursday 10am -2pm and talk to a staff member who will then pull items from our shelves to fulfill their needs. Items will be left in paper bags with names outside the front door for pickup by the resident. We consider this an especially important service for those who do not have access to eBooks as we are providing needed reading material for those to stay home and read. All items will not be due back until June 4, so please consider doing this once to stock up during this unprecedented time. Any items you currently have on your library card are now due back June 4. The Library is not accepting returns until we can open the building to the public, the book drop is locked.
The Plainville Public Library has just extended due dates on everything you currently have checked out on your card until JUNE 4. And yes that includes anything that was overdue PRIOR to March 1. The Library is closed at least through May 4 due to the Stay at Home order, and we are not taking returns at this time as our book drop is locked. Extending the due dates well past the current order will give you ample time. We don’t want you to feel rushed to bring things back when we hopefully reopen and we certainly didn’t want to charge anyone fines for items they have currently checked out. We have also frozen the holds list so everything will be exactly as it was when we get back. If you need more to read the library offers many options for adults and kids online at http://www.plainvillepubliclibrary.org/digital-resources.html
The Plainville Public Library is curating a brand new webpage for Self Care in conjunction with our Pinterest page.
This is a unique set of activities and interesting links to promote self care at home during these trying times. We will be adding to our list as we find great ideas.
http://www.plainvillepubliclibrary.org/selfcare and https://www.pinterest.com/plainvlibrary/self-care-in-tough-times/
NEW to our Plainville Public Library customers! TUMBLEBOOKS.
Three are thousands of great kids books here - read alongs, chapter books, graphic novels, language learning, nonfiction and more for kids up through grade 6. Go ahead look here for more books to read for Miss Laura's 100 book "while we are out" challenge.
PS - Kids in the Plainville Public School have been using this at school.
The Library is closed to the public. Staff will be answering phones to try to help you with online materials Monday March 23 from 10 - 4pm and Tueday March 24 from 10 - 12 noon. Takeout will ONLY BE THESE 2 DAYS AND TIMES. Due to the Govenor's mandate of closing all Nonessential buisnesses as of Tuesday, March 24 at Noon. If you have holds we are calling you today to pick them up ASAP.
No Library services will be available after Noon on March 24.
Melissa loves reading mysteries and historical fiction. She watches way too much hockey. And would like to have more time for crafting cool stuff.