Parents and Teachers

Services for Children

  • Help finding books by author, title, subject, series or keyword.
  • “Reader’s advisory,” which often starts with, “I’m looking for a good book.”
  • Kid Kits for children who are ill or taking a trip. A staff member chooses a bag of library materials based on the child’s reading level and interests. Each kit may include books, DVDs, CDs, magazines, and paper-and-pencil activities.
  • Reserves on checked out materials. We provide materials from any library in the Evergreen system to Guilford Twp. residents.
  • Children’s Activities. These are generally free, but preregistration is sometimes required. In the summer we have a fun Summer Reading Program to encourage children to keep their reading levels up by doing activities and reading for pleasure…and prizes.

Children’s Materials to Check Out

  • Books (fiction, information books, toddler board books, early reader books, picture books)
  • Magazines
  • Books on CD, playaways, and music CDs
  • DVDs and Playaway View Movies

Accelerated Reader

Many of our books are labeled with purple Accelerated Reading book levels on the spine. Do you want to see if a certain book has a quiz? Try the AR Bookfinder – it includes the reading level and number of points for each book with a test.

Local Schools

Plainfield Community Schools
985 Longfellow Drive
Plainfield, IN 46168
317-839-2578
Plainfield Community Schools
St. Susanna School
Grades: Preschool – 6
1212 E Main Street
Plainfield, IN 46168
317-839-3713
St. Susanna school
Islamic School of Plainfield
Pre-K through Grade 3
2183 Stanley Rd
Plainfield, IN 46168
317-837-7447http://iqraschoolofindiana.weebly.com/
Avon Community Schools
7203 East U.S. Highway 36
Avon, Indiana 46123
Website

Child Care

Looking for child care? Try these informative sites!

  • Child Care Aware
    Search for local care here, and average regional costs as well as all kinds of related information.
  • Child Care Answers
    A central Indiana website, which includes several brochures you can print out and general information.
  • Child Care Finder
    State of Indiana page with information about finding care and becoming a licensed child care provider.
  • Information for Teachers

    • You can ask for a longer loan period than the usual three weeks if it fits better with your plans.
    • We will visit your class for stories, book talks, and/or information about the library.
    • With a PIN number you can reserve and renew materials online.
    • Call us – 839-6602 x2109 – if you would like us to pull and hold books from a list or on a topic for you to stop in and pick up.
    • All students, teachers, and employees of Plainfield Community Schools are eligible for a free library card regardless of where they live. Teachers who are resident of course have access to the entire Evergreen system of Indiana libraries.

    Bring Your Class!

    We’d love to see your class at the library! Call us at 839-6602 x2109 a week or more ahead to schedule your visit. That way, we’ll be ready, and your visit won’t conflict with a library program or another class visit. When you visit, we can offer:

    • Tours, stories, book talks, and/or orientation to the Children’s Room.
    • Group project reference help.
    • “How to find a book” using our online catalog.
    • Theme or general book talks (also available in your classroom).
    • Browsing and checking out books by students, mix and match with the above.
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