Library Programs & Events

Advanced Genealogy Workshopgenealogy
Monday, August 25,
7:00 PM

Lesser-known family history resources will be discussed along with interpreting records for more accurate results with your family tree.
Register here.

Yogayoga 2
September 2,

12:00 PM

Every Tuesday in September! Come to one class or all to experience the health benefits of yoga. Chair yoga is available for those who require a more gentle approach. Water and mat recommended. Register here.

Keep Calm and Read On for Book Lovers
Tuesday, September 2, 7:00 PM
A Random House rep will buzz about forthcoming books and give readers the inside scoop on upcoming titles. Every attendee will go home with a canvas tote bag and free book. Register here.

A Novel Idea
Book Discussion Group
Thursday, September 11
7:00 PM
September's selection is Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion.

Not Your Mama's
Book Club

Monday, October 6
7:00 PM
October's selection is Doctor Sleep by Stephen King. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion.

Technology Training
Register for FREE technology training on topics such as Microsoft Excel, Word, Internet, Social Media, Genealogy and much more. To view the upcoming schedule and to register, visit the Events Calendar. You can also register by calling 815-327-2515. Space is limited, so reserve your spot now.

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Plainfield, IL 60544
Phone: 815-436-6639
Fax: 815-439-2878
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Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale

If you’ve been waiting to clean out your closet, bookcases, basement or garage to recycle your books, cds and dvds, now is a great time to start that project. Starting August 13, the Friends of the Library will be accepting “gently-used” paperback books, hardback books, graphic novels, children’s books, over-sized books, cds and dvds for their annual book sale. 

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Thank You to our Summer Reading Program Contributors

The Library would like to "paws" to thank the many local businesses that contributed to the 2014 Summer Reading Program. Contributions of gift certificates, funds and/or time and services from these businesses are what make the Summer Reading Program possible each year. More than 4,000 Plainfield Library cardholders participated in the program this year and because of the generosity of these local businesses we were able to offer more prizes to more participants. The Library staff and Board extend a sincere thank you to the businesses that contributed to a successful reading program. Please click on More Info to see the full list of contributors.

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School supply collection for Del Valle Head Start

The Del Valle Head Start program for the children of migrant farm workers is seeking donations for school supplies. A collection box will be available in the Youth Services Department during the entire month of August for accepting donations. Most needed items are 5" blunt tip Friskars scissors, Elmers' glue sticks, bottled glue, #2 pencils, boxes of Kleenex, paper towels, gallon and snack sized Ziplock baggies, pocket folders, crayons in basic colors (small size) washable markers (8-pack in classic colors) and old shirts to use as paint smocks.  If you have questions, contact Tania at or 815.263.8145.

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Check out the Library's Grand Finale Video

We made a cool video highlighting the fun events and activities at the Library's Grand Finale earlier this month. Families participated in crafts, games, listened to music, ate ice cream, and simply had a great time at the Grand Finale, which celebrated the end of the summer reading program, "Paws to Read."


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Seeking Vendors for the Arts & Crafts Fair

The Friends of the Plainfield Libray will host their annual Arts and Crafts Fair on Library
grounds on Saturday, September 20 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. If you are interested in being a vendor, send your contact information to You will receive details and an application. Categories of sales and types of vendors are limited. If you are interested, it's best to submit your entry early.

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New Magazines Added to Zinio

You can download and keep FREE magazines through Zinio, the world's largest newsstand, with your Plainfield Library card. Some of the recently added selections include HGTV magazine, Cook's Illustrated, Out, DIY, and Family Fun. Visit Zinio here to get started:

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New Movies & TV Series

Click View Latest Issue to see a sampling of some of the new movies and TV series being added this month. You may also sign up to receive this monthly newsletter of the Library's new movies & TV series by clicking on subscribe.

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Mac Computers Now Available

Are you an Apple person? Do you love your iPhone, but want to test drive a Mac before making the leap from your PC?

The Library now has 2 Macs available for use by adults 18 yrs and older. They are located across from the Reference Desk on the Main Floor. You log in using your Library card and can print from them using the same system in place for the public PCs.

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