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Next Meeting is Wednesday, November 14 at 7pm
We will be making a Winter Tree plaque (approx 16" tall x 6" wide) No painting experience required- Remember "happy trees with Bob"? And we will be showing how to "Age" the wood first.
Similar items selling on etsy for $40. Our materials cost will be $8.00 http://www.plainvillepubliclibrary.org/pinterestcantfail.html Sorry this class is FULL
Diwali Celebration at Library Saturday 11/3
Let's celebrate Diwali together on Saturday, November 3 at 11am. Don't know what Diwali is? Well, here's some information: Diwali is a Hindu festival of lights celebrated every year in autumn. One of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, it spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance. So, come into the library for some Diwali fun - we can make "divas," color some mandalas, listen to beautiful Indain music and share some sweets and good wishes for a fabulous new year! With special guests.
Taking the SAT test this November?
Last minute studying for FREE with your BPL eCard. Visit the TEST PREP link at the Boston Public Library online Resources page for access to Learning express SAT and ACT study totorials. The BPL eCard to available to all Massachusetts residents and grants access to a wealth of information and online resources.
Did you know that with your BPL eCard you have access to PRESSREADER, a online site that give you headlines from across the country in News, business, sports, entertainment and editorials. See the news from everywhere! Just get a BPL eCard for free online and open your browser to a wealth of information all provided by the Boston public Library for Massachusetts residents.
Pick your favorite 10 pics of Plainville
Add your personal memories to the Plainville Digital Historical Collection! Bring up to 10 pics for us to scan. If you want to take home a digital copy please bring a flash drive with you. We can even process slides and negatives now. Monday, October 22 from 4-7pm in cooperation with the Plainville Historical Commission.
The first Pumpkin is here!
Our first entrant into the pumpkin decorating contest to benefit the Plainville Food Pantry!
Not Quite Narwhal by Jessie Sima
Bring in yours by Saturday at 2pm!
TODAY! Costume SWAP 11-1pm
Bring costume you don't want and trade it for a new-to-you one! We have great costumes to pick from for all ages. And if you come by we even have a treat for every child (hint: we are a library - so think book)
Have you decorated your pumpkin yet?
Drop off your book character decorated pumpkin between October 11 and 13 to be entered into our Annual Contest to benefit the Plainville Food Pantry. The public will vote with a canned good from October 15 through 27. The pumpkin with the most votes wins a prize and the Food Pantry receives all the "votes". So this is the one time iit is fine to stuff the ballot box.
We love audiobooks!
Audiobooks are gaining in popularity amongst library patrons. The Audio Publishers Association reports sales of audiobooks in 2017 were up 23% over the previous year. While we see the popularity of audiobooks among adults in our libraries, there are compelling reasons to promote audiobooks to our younger patrons.
One of the main goals of elementary school teachers and parents is to teach children to read by giving them the tools and skills they need to be successful. Audiobooks support these skills. Providing visual as well as auditory materials creates a multisensory experience beneficial to many students, especially those with learning and developmental disabilities or for those whose primary language is not English. A child’s fluency, inflection, and pronunciation all improve from listening to audiobooks, especially when paired with print materials.
Need some numbers to back up these claims? Look no further. Listening to audiobooks:
• Increases reading accuracy by 52%
• Improves comprehension by 76%
• Increases recall 40% when combined with print materials (vs. print alone)
(For a beautiful infographic with these statistics and more, visit this page on APA’s website.)
If the statistics don’t win you over, then remember that audiobooks are just plain fun. Children’s audiobooks are frequently enhanced with music or sound effects, and narrators will often use distinct voices, making the listen even more enjoyable. If you have never listened to the Harry Potter series read by Jim Dale, you are most definitely missing out. (as posted on https://www.ebscohost.com/novelist-the-latest/blog-article/audiobooks-build-reading-skills )
Storytimes are back today!
Miss Laura is ready! October 1 marks the start of Storytime Season!
Infant and Toddler Storytime on Mondays at 1:30pm and Tuesdays at 10:30am
Preschool Storytime on Mondays at 10:30am and Tuesdays at 1:30pm
Melissa loves reading mysteries and historical fiction. She watches way too much hockey. And would like to have more time for crafting cool stuff.