The Children’s Room

Panorama of the room, cropped, 5-2016

A wonderland of activities and things to borrow!

  • The Children’s Room is spacious and fun. So many things to do! There’s a train table, checkers and dominoes, puzzles, and lots of computers.
  • Look to see what’s new at the Imagination Hub, our center for ever-changing and fun activities and projects. Drop in any time. Many activities support early literacy/pre-literacy skills, but there are craft projects and activities for older children as well.
  • There are lots of great programs for kids of all ages. Some ongoing program series include Wonderful Ones, Tot Tuesdays, Build-a-Mania, Reading with Dogs, Make It!, Junior Chef, and Stories on the Lawn. There are also plenty of story/craft programs, and some very cool STEAM and Tech/Robotics programs.
  • Kids in our library district (Guilford Township) can get a library card of their own, and borrow books, DVDs, audio books, magazines, Playaway Views, and music on CD. New materials are always arriving and easy to find. The library also offers many free downloadables for kids – ebooks, audio books, movies, music…
  • If you have questions about the library or want help finding something, you’ll find someone friendly at our help desk!

Panorama with tree and picture books 6-2016

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Summer Reading Club!

It’s a fun bingo card! Sign up here or at the library, and pick up your card at any help desk. The program runs through July 31; pick up prizes until the beginning of the school year.

In the Children’s Room, lots of people have been asking about three of the squares. The first square says Leave something at a Little Free Library. The LFLs are a way of reaching into the community with more access to books. There are 12 of them scattered around the town, on main streets and along the pathway system. The idea is simple; take a book, leave a book. There’s one right outside the library – just west of the building, along Simmons Street. Here’s a picture of the one on US 4o  by the Friends church.

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The second bingo square we’ve been getting questions about says Read a Tumblebook. Tumblebooks are animated, talking picture ebooks for kids. They are here; or follow this pathway; > Children/Teens > For Kids & Parents > Tumblebooks.

Finally, we have been asked about the square which says Visit an Art Gallery. Any art gallery is fine, but it doesn’t get handier than going upstairs at the library, where there is a gallery where the art changes every month.

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lunch bunch 6-2015

Come hear a story and do a craft with us at Lunch Bunch! Summer Kids’ Lunch Bunch has two sites in Plainfield: at Gladden Farms Apartments and Franklin Park. The library is always there with a story/craft for the kids, and there are free books to enjoy as well as food from community organizations. For more information, go to their main pageyellow bar

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Come on the first Saturday of the month at 2:00 to build something cool (to display all month) at the Lego program, Build-a-Mania!yellow bar


TumbleBooks! The library subscribes to this online collection of animated, talking picture books. TumbleBooks adds animation, sounds, music, and narration to existing picture books. There are related online games and audio books for older children.