Author: Jan Owens

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. ...

This was a wild summer in the Children's Room! Between Summer Reading Club, tons of programs, play area, USDA/School Lunch Truck, and the nice cool air conditioning, there were a lot of reasons to come to the library - and there are so many things...

Young Hoosier Book Award The Battle of the Books is a big deal at the Plainfield schools, and we love it! We buy multiple copies of the books on the annual list of nominees for the Young Hoosier Book Award, where the Battle of the Books...

We're planning fall programs during this very busy summer! Here's a look at program planning, from inside my head, mine - I can't speak for anyone else. First, set a date and decide who the program will be for. This one will be on a Wednesday...

      Isn't it wonderful? The painter, Jeff Guthery, used the colors in the room and the round shapes found in the carpet and chairs. You can find every color in this mural someplace else. There are also bright splashes of color on the columns and in...