Plainfield Public Library District
Programs & Events

Sizzling Friday Movie:  Eddie the Eagle
Friday, July 1, 1:00 PM

Celebrate the Olympics with the true story of of Michael Edwards, better known as "Eddie the Eagle", the most famous ski jumper in British history. Doors open at 12:30 pm. Register here.

Cool Coloring
Thursday, June 30, 11:00 AM

Relax and let your creative mind flow while coloring. Materials provided, but you may bring your own supplies. Drop in anytime until 12:30 PM, no registration. Adults and teens welcome.

On Your Mark, Get Set...Read for the Win

Thursday, July 7

10:30 to 11:30 AM

Maggie Erdman uses storytelling, magic and puppets to entertain young audiences and encourage reading over the summer.

Please register each child and adult attending. Children under age 9 must be accompanied by an adult. 

Not Your Mama's
Book Club
Monday, July 11
7:00 PM
This special meeting of NYMBC will take place at HopScotch & Vine, 24047 Lockport St, in downtown Plainfield. Attendees are encouraged to chat about what they are currently reading and grab some grub.

Macaroni Soup! With Miss Carole and Clarence

Wednesday, July 13

10:30 to 11:15 AM

Dance-along, sing-along and do-along at this fun family concert. Please register each child and adult attending. Children under age 9 must be accompanied by an adult. 

A Novel Idea
Book Discussion Group
Thursday, July 14
7:00 PM
July's selection is The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion. No registration required.

Cover to Cover Book Club
Wednesday, July 20
1:00 PM

July's selection is Circling the Sun by Paula McLain. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion. No registration required.

Appy Hour
Thursday, July 28
6:00 to 7:00 PM
A happy hour for device users to gather, relax with a drink and discuss all things app-related. Everyone will walk away with awesome tech accessories too. The next meet up is at Tap House Grill, 24402 W Lockport Street, Plainfield. No registration required.

Not Your Mama's
Book Club

Monday, August 1
7:00 PM
August's selection is The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion. No registration required.

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    Read for the Win! All Ages Summer Reading Program

    Hop, skip and jump over to the Library this summer to Read for the Win! Adults, teens and kids are encouraged to register for the summer reading program which runs June 6 to August 6. Discover new books as you race to the reading finish line for all of the prizes and glory! Prizes have been partially funded with a donation by the Friends of the Plainfield Library and is restricted to Plainfield Library cardholders. 

    To register or log your reading online, click on the logo to the right and it will bring you to the Summer Reading Program page. 


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    Independence Day Closing

    The Library will be closed on Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Hours for Saturday, July 2 are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and the Library is closed on Sunday, July 3.

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    Kona Ice at the Library Every Monday

    June 20 to August 1

    What's better than an ice cold, tasty treat in the middle of the summer? How about a FREE one? 

    The Kona Ice truck will be at the Library every Monday from 10 a.m. to Noon for the duration of the Summer Reading program. Children through Grade 5 will be awarded a FREE kiddie cup by presenting their certificate from the program. Kona will be selling treats, ranging from $3 to $6. Twenty percent of proceeds are generously donated back to the Library for future events. 

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    Seeking Part-time Accountant

    The Library District seeks an organized, detail-oriented and independent individual to fill the position of Accountant.  As a key member of our Business Office team, the ideal candidate is an accounting professional who is fiscally responsible, capable of performing multiple tasks simultaneously and works closely with management staff. Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field, three years progressive experience required. Knowledge of computerized accounting systems and Microsoft applications. Part time 16-18 hours per week, flexible schedule negotiable.  Non-exempt, $24.69 / hr.

     For a complete job description and application, please visit our employment page at:

     The Plainfield Public Library District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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    Calling All Local Authors

    The very first Indie Author Day is October 8, 2016. The Library is looking for local authors, either self-published or traditionally published, to participate on a panel about your writing and publishing process. There will also be an opportunity to sell and sign your books. Please contact Kara at by Tuesday, July 5 if you are interested in participating.

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    Cruise Nights- Please Plan Accordingly

    Cruise Nights in downtown Plainfield will happen every Tuesday at 5 p.m. this summer, so plan accordingly if you are making a stop at the Library. Streets will be busy and parking could be difficult. If you plan on attending a Library program or other event on a Tuesday night, please make sure to leave a few minutes earlier than you normally would. The last Cruise Night of the summer will be on August 23. For more information about Cruise Night, please visit the Chamber of Commerce website at

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    Election Resources

    The Library can be a reliable resource, during this election season, in helping you sort out the issues and making your own informed decisions.  We have compiled a list of websites offering information on each candidate, topic and election happening both within our community as well as on the national stage. 

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