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Reading Rainforest

The newly renovated Plainfield Public Library’s Children’s Library, “the Reading Rainforest”, is our gift to the children of Plainfield.  Featuring a rainforest mural, new computers, a media center, puppet theater and a special area for tweens, the space emphasizes today’s environmental issues while paying  tribute to the multiculturalism that is Plainfield.

Schools, Camps, etc. MUST call ahead to make arrangements for groups of more than 10 children.


Register for the 2020 Summer Reading Program!
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2020 Summer Reading Lists
(Plainfield Public Schools)

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Children's Resources

Check out some of the databases available for children!

Vea un video (en español) sobre todas nuestras bases de datos para niños.

HelpNow Free One-on-One tutoring in English and Spanish in a variety of subjects.
All you need is your Library card!

BookflixScholastic BookFlix is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning.

BritannicaBritannica Library delivers fast and easy access to high-quality, comprehensive information.


Middle Search Plus

Contains full text for more than 150 popular middle school magazines.
In-Library use

NovelistNonfiction and recreational reading interests for children in Pre-K
through middle school.


great websitesA compilation great websites for children, selected by the
American Library Association.

ABCMouseOver 5,000 interactive learning activities and 450 lessons for
children ages 2 - 6.

Tumblebooks Animated picture books which
you can read or have read to you.

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Summer Reading Programs
(All 2020 programs will be Virtual)

"Imagine Your Story" Programming

CURBSIDE CRAFTS
Come pick up a craft bag outside the Library on Wednesdays from 2-4PM or Thursdays from 10AM-12PM.There will be a new craft each week!

Supplies are limited. First-come, first-served!

For more information contact the Children's Department at 908-757-1111 x129 or yp@plfdpl.info.

8/12/20 9AM - Storytime in the Park
(Rain Date: 8/14/20 at 11AM)
Join us for an outdoor storytime at Library Park! Space is limited and REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Call 908-757-1111 x129 or email yp@plfdpl.info to register. Please bring a blanket to sit on. Social Distancing will be strictly enforced. Everyone attending (including children) must wear a mask at all times.

8/10/20 9AM - Writer's Workshop: How to Write Science Fiction
Join Schulyer Davis in an informational workshop on how to "Imagine Your Story" with Science Fiction. *This video will be available until 4PM on 8/14/20.

8/3/20 9AM - Writer's Workshop: How to Write a Personal Myth
Join Schulyer Davis in an informational workshop on how to "Imagine Your Story" with a personal myth. *This video will be available until 4PM on 8/7/20.

8/3/20 9AM - Spread Your Wings & Fly (Episode 3)
Join Opal on her journey! Opal is an 18 year-old girl who has never really loved her appearance. Wanting to be beautiful like a Disney Princess, she wished to look just like them. But, before having her wish granted, she must embark on a journey of self-discovery to find out what the meaning of true beauty is.

8/3/20 9AM - Polymers in Action Series: Lava Lamps & Fantastic Bubbles (Episode 3)
Join Dr. G as she shows us how to use polymers for creative fun and to make Lava Lamps and Fantastic Bubbles!

7/27/20 9AM - Writer's Workshop: How to Write Scary Stories
Join Schulyer Davis in an informational workshop on how to "Imagine Your Story" with scary tales. *This video will be available until 4PM on 7/31/20.

7/21/20 9AM - Polymers in Action Series: Creative Fun & Bouncy Balls (Episode 2)
Join Dr. G as she shows us how to use polymers for creative fun and to make bouncy balls!

7/20/20 9AM - Spread Your Wings & Fly (Episode 2)
Join Opal on her journey! Opal is an 18 year-old girl who has never really loved her appearance. Wanting to be beautiful like a Disney Princess, she wished to look just like them. But, before having her wish granted, she must embark on a journey of self-discovery to find out what the meaning of true beauty is.

7/13/20 9AM - Spread Your Wings & Fly (Episode 1)
Join Opal on her journey! Opal is an 18 year-old girl who has never really loved her appearance. Wanting to be beautiful like a Disney Princess, she wished to look just like them. But, before having her wish granted, she must embark on a journey of self-discovery to find out what the meaning of true beauty is.

7/6/20 9AM - Polymers in Action Series: How to Make Fake Snow (Episode 1)
Join Dr. G as she shows us how to use polymers to make fake snow!

7/1/20 9AM - "Steve Petra's Virtual Wacky Friends Show"
Join us for our virtual kickoff to the 2020 Summer Reading Program "Imagine Your Story" with Petra's Puppets and "Steve Petra's Virtual Wacky Friends Show!"

The Wacky Friends Show stars: Antoinette the Ant, Pedro the Gargling Tuna Fish, Krusty the Stale Donut, Invisible Gatorade and the Grand Finale: The Cheesecake Song. Followed by a puppet demo.

**This program will be available for viewing until 8/28/20*

Storytimes

Mondays at 11AM
Join us on YouTube for a storytime every Monday morning at 11AM.

Miércoles a las 11:00
Únase a nosotros en YouTube para una hora de cuentos en Español todos los miércoles por la mañana a las 11 a.m.

7/25/20 12PM - Storytime with Councilman Goode:
"Pete the Kitty and the Groovy Playdate"

7/11/20 12PM - Storytime with Councilman Goode:
"If you Give a Mouse a Cookie"

Stay Tuned as more virtual programs will be posted here as they are available.

Check out our past programs!

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