Plainfield Public Library District
Programs & Events

Not Your Mama's
Book Club

Monday, June 6
7:00 PM
June's selection is Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion. No registration required.

A Novel Idea
Book Discussion Group
Thursday, June 9
7:00 PM
June's selection is Dead Wake by Erik Larson. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion. No registration required.

Cover to Cover Book Club
Wednesday, June 15
1:00 PM

June's selection is H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion. No registration required.

Mary Kubica
Book Signing
June 15, 7:00 PM

Help us welcome back Plainfield resident and New York Times bestselling author who returns with her newest book, Don't You Cry, for a book signing. Register here.

Appy Hour
Wednesday, June 22
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 Hopscotch & Vine24047 West Lockport St, Plainfield. No registration required.

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    Memorial Day Closing

    The Library will be closed on Monday, May 30 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. The Library is also closed on Sunday, May 29. Items may be returned at any time using the outside book return slots, 24/7, 365 days/year. Enjoy the holiday weekend. 

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    Read for the Win! Register for Summer Reading at Kickoff June 6-8

    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 during the Summer Reading Kickoff, which will be held between Monday, June 6 to Wednesday, June 8 at the Library. 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. 

    During the Kickoff, the Kona Shaved Ice Truck will be at the Library each day from 10:00 to 11:00 AM. 20% of all proceeds will benefit the Library for future events.


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    Paper Recycling Bins Discontinued

    The Library is discontinuing the paper recycling service that has been offered to surrouding businesses and the community. The bins were removed for several reasons: 

    • The bins were there as a courtesy to the community and the surrounding businesses years ago when we realized people were using the Library's bins. 
    • For the first several years the bins were available to the public, the Library made a minimal amount of money. The recycling company changed ownership, it changed its program to require a monthly fee with reimbursement per ton for the material recycled. Under this formula, there was a monthly cost to the Library rather than breaking even or generating minimal income.
    • After researching options, it was determined that there were no other companies that could provide a way for the Library to generate any income from this service. 
    • The public has been abusing the recycling by leaving furniture, electronics and other non-paper items, which then costs the Library money to dispose of. 
    • The Library simply can no longer afford to support this endeavor for the community with our current needs to make budget cuts.

    We thank you for understanding and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

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    Cruise Nights Begin June 7 - Please Plan Accordingly

    Cruise Nights in downtown Plainfield will happen every Tuesday at 5 p.m. this summer beginning June 7, 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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    Book Donation Guidelines

    Spring Cleaning Book Donations

    It is spring and our minds turn to cleaning ... and this often leads to donating.

    The Library is happy to accept book donations for fiction and non-fiction books, music (CDs only) and DVDs.  

    Due to space limitations, we cannot accept large donations at this time. For details guiding your potential donation, please check out the Library's Book Donation Guidelines.

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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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