We will be closed Friday, September 1, Saturday, September 2 and Monday, September 4 for the Labor Day Holiday. Regular hours return on Tuesday, September 5:
Closed on Sundays
Construction Viewing Area @ Library
The kids can try on safety vests, hard hats and safey goggles to check out the construction next door from the safety of inside the library. Binoculars are available for better viewing. Checkout our collection of construction books.
Senior Book Club @ Senior Center
lMelissa, the library director, hosts a book club at the Senior Center on School Street on the first Wednesday of every month at 1:15pm. You can pick up a copy of the book at the library. For the September 5 meeting we are reading Love and Treasure by Ayelet Waldman and for the October 4 meeting we are reading How it All Began by Penolope Lively. All are welcome.
Get Online Magazines & Hoopla FREE!
Just register for your card online and you can register that card number with your Overdrive account as another library (look for Boston Public Library) and you can switch back and forth between the 2 Overdrive Catalogs to get MORE!
You use that eCard number to register for HOOPLA to get your monthly allowance of music, ebooks and movies!
It's all FREE and all available to any Massachusetts resident.
New Karaoke Machine is ready
The Karaoke Machine is new - thanks to the Friends of the Plainville Public Library, Inc. Book the machine for your desired weekend by booking on the Wednesday prior to your weekend. Pick up Wed or Thurs and return to the library on Monday by 8pm. Comes with 2 microphones and 8 CD+G discs, but we have a lot more to choose from.
How to view eclipse safely:
Sorry, we were not part of the 4000 libraries nationwide who recieved the free eclipse glasses from the STARNET Foundation. But you can make your own pinhole viewer! Use this link to learn how. Or there are plenty of directions online. Remember to never look directly at an eclipse.
Try this link from Wired Magazine
Or see the eclipse map and directions for a pinhole viewer at Accuweather
All of registered readers are invited! Get your Bruins Summer reading completion certificate. Games, snacks and fun! Miss Laura has some cool stuff lined up for you all. And try the new Karaoke Machine in the conference room.
Southwick Zoo Tickets are SOLD OUT
All of our pre-purchsed discounted tickets to Southwick's Zoo are SOLD OUT for the 2017 season. Thank you for your interest. The Friends of the Plainville Public Library, Inc. look forward to providing tickets next year, when the zoo opens in April 2018.
Marvelous Marvin Show 8/7 @ 6:30pm
Come explore the Creativity of Science and Invention through science experiments done right in front of you! Family Fun! Monday, August 7 at 6:30pm. No registration required. Sponsored by the Plainville Cultural Council with funding from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
How could I resist snapping a pic from my office window as I watch the transformation of the old wood school to the new Public Safety Building and the new Town Hall? So follow us on Instagram and you can see the changes too. We've got a year and a half of this to go - but the Library will remain OPEN during the construction next door. And don't forget we have a secondary book drop at the Wood School parking lot on Messenger Street to help out with returning items. https://www.instagram.com/plainvillemalib/
Melissa loves reading mysteries and historical fiction. She watches way too much hockey. And would like to have more time for crafting cool stuff.