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Getting a library card
Any child who who lives or goes to school in Plainfield may apply for a library card. Applications for children must be signed by a parent or legal guardian. The Children's Library offers a growing collection of parenting books geared to assist with your child's education at home and school.  Below are some titles available in our collection:


Going solo while raising children with disabilities
By: Marshak, Laura

The Opposite

The opposite of spoiled: raising kids who are grounded, generous, and smart about money
By: Shapiro, Shauna

When Kids
When kids call the shots : how to seize control from your darling bully--and enjoy being a parent again
By: Grover, Sean

If your students are working on special assignments, you may call the Children's Library and we can hold materials for your class. Please fill out this form to request a class visit. You should submit a form for each individual class. Please contact the Children's Library at 908-757-1111 x129 for more information.

Special Services
Librarians participate in a wide array of community education and assistance work throughout the year. Our staff regularly participates in the following:

  • Reaching out to schools and students throughout the year.
  • Meeting with teachers and media specialists to help support the school curriculum.
  • Helping students with homework assignments.
  • Suggesting recreational reading materials.
  • Speaking to school assemblies.
  • Presenting book talks.
  • Promoting important programs such as the Summer Reading Program.
  • Outreach to community groups
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