Ice Cream Treats at the Library
Saturday, February 1st is National Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day!
Drop in the library between 10 am - 2pm and enjoy a Hoodsie Cup with us we celebrate our favorite frozen treat:
Ice Cream...for breakfast! While they last.
Honoring Dru Proctor
The family of former Administrative Assistant to the Plainville Board of Selectman, Dru Proctor, and her partner Arthur McLaughlin has made a generous donation to the Plainville Public Library to honor Dru and her love of reading and libraries. The gift of two waiting benches placed just in front of our circulation desk is just what the library wished for to complement the new paint color and have a resting place for those browsing our new titles or a place for children to sit while their parents check out. The family also wanted to honor the Plainville Fire Department, Plainville Police Department and Town Hall employees with a gift of books in their honor. The library has chosen to split that gift between books for children and adults. The children’s books are from the most popular authors at our library in picture books, easy readers and graphic novels. The adult books chosen in audio, large print and regular print are in Dru’s favorite genre, mystery, and are selections from Library Journal’s best mysteries of 2019 as well as those Plainville residents are waiting for. The Plainville Public Library thanks The McLaughlin family for their thoughtful donation.
Does your nonprofit collect items?
Melissa is currently planning a Spring Cleaning with Meaning donation drop off event in connection with Drug Take Back day on Saturday, April 25 at the municipal complex. If your non profit collects anything in particular that you need would want to participate in some way?
We are still in the early stages, but the library already collects nonperishable food (food pantry), eyeglasses (Lion's Club), American flags to retire (boy scouts), ink cartridges, phones, gps, tablets, ereaders, books, movies and cd, puzzles and games (Friends of the Library) so we were looking for more items we can promote for people to clean and donate to a good cause.
Thank you for considering lending a hand that day and having a representative from your group be present to accept donations. Please contact Melissa Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to participate.
Calendar Year 2019 Stats
Calendar year statistics from 2019. For a little town of under 10,000 people we sure do A LOT here at the Plainville Public Library. Over 76,000 items borrowed, over 5700 with library cards, sending and borrowing over 27,000 items from other libraries and over 8,000 ebooks and eaudio checked out. Thank you for making the library your go to place.
Meet with other Homeschoolers
All are welcome to come to meet in a casual atmosphere to discuss and share thoughts, issues and solutions with other area homeschool families. Wednesday January 29 at 1pm in the Children's Room
Digital Magazines? YEP - we got those!
Digital magazines are now available at the same place you get your eBooks - OVERDRIVE (via computer or app) or in the LIBBY app. Great Choices!
Borrow me! AN HDMI PROJECTOR
Library of Things available at the Plainville Public Library. Projector (HDMI and analog), great for movies, gaming or displaying from your computer. Borrow for 2 weeks.
Bag Sale Saturday only 10:00am - 2:00pm
SATURDAY January 25 only from 10:00am - 2:00pm in the conference room. We give you the bag - you fill it with books from our library discard sale for just $5!
THANK YOU TO ALL!
We have enough winter coats!
The Plainville Senior Center has a need for adult winter coats for local residents. If you have an adult size winter coat in good condition to donate please bring it to the Plainville Public Library and we will make sure it gets there! Thank you!
Free online learning for kids!
Free with your Plainville Public Library card. Exclusive Scholastic learning products accessible from home. BookFlix pairs a story and a nonfiction book for themed learning. Teachables has printable STEM, reading and writing lessons for grades PK - 8 for maybe a little extra homework practice. Both are great for homeschoolers too! Give your kids the best opportunities for learning.
Melissa loves reading mysteries and historical fiction. She watches way too much hockey. And would like to have more time for crafting cool stuff.