Author: Jan Owens

Sensory Station is a new monthly program series. It's designed to be welcoming to all children including children who especially benefit from sensory play. There are stories, songs, fingerplays, and dancing, combined with one or more multi-sensory play station for the children to explore. Children...

Have you seen the Jane Cabrera version of the classic children's song The Wheels on the Bus? It is a fun version with monkeys, crocodiles, and hyenas! They are all going to the same place, but where is the giraffe driver taking them? You will find...

  Our newest Kids Community Art project is up. We're excited and hopeful about the movie Mary Poppins Returns, so we had  several movie tie-ins. Kids who dropped by the Children's Room could make a kite, and either leave it for us to display...

Our newish 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program is going great, and kids are starting to come in for their color stickers and prizes. Here's one of our friends who just added the 300 books sticker. Over time, these animals from the book Brown Bear, Brown...

Plainfield has a free Thanksgiving Lunch, available for everyone who wants to attend. It is at the Hummel Park Community Center on Thursday, November 22 from 11:00-2:00. Kids have been making decorations at the Imagination Hub. The patterns are from the free online database of projects...

Animal Tales is an ongoing storytime series presented by a Park Naturalist from the Hendricks County Parks. The program always includes a picture book, craft, and a little information about the featured animal. In November, the theme was Raccoons. The story was Raccoon on His Own...

The library has spaces and activities for people of all different ages. With young children, there's a focus on early literacy; that is, helping children be ready to learn to read. Since 2004, we have incorporated the American Library Association initiative Every Child Ready to Read  in...

Graphic Novel books are super popular, and we have a lot of them at the library, for kids, teens, and adults. If you are unfamiliar with graphic novels for kids, here's a quick how-to from the book Down on the Farm in the My 1st Graphic...

In the early fall, the Library hosts quite a lot of class visits. We love class visits, the swirl and excitement of introducing kids to the library. While here, kids can check out materials, hear a special storytime and tour interesting areas of the Library. ...