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Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library’s mission is to be the place to connect, discover, learn, and enjoy. With this community resource spotlight, our goal is to connect our patrons to local agencies.  This blog features Susie's Place, a local child advocacy center. Child Abuse Prevention April is National Child...

Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library's mission is to be the place to connect, discover, learn, and enjoy. With this community resource spotlight, our goal is to connect our patrons to an early intervention agency, First Steps. Childhood Milestones Every child develops at their own rate. There are milestones that...

In the library world, we follow Every Child Ready to Read, an early literacy initiative consisting of five concepts: Read, Write, Sing, Talk, Play. Using these key words, parents and caregivers can direct activities to help young children develop the skills that will someday lead...

Grab a plastic Easter egg, two disposable spoons, lentils, and some tape to make your own maraca!   With your new maraca in hand, try out some of these activities: Read: Find a book about music. If you don't have any at home, there are eBooks available through...

Get ready for adventure in our virtual storytime as you overcome obstacles and search for a bear, then try one or two of the activities below to extend the fun. Watch and listen as author Michael Rosen reads his book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, provided by...

With the world as it is, we're now spending Spring Break at home. If you feel you have exhausted all the resources popping up for fun activities at home, here are a few more ideas for you to feel like you're traveling when you haven't...

Tired of dressing up as the same thing for each annual Halloween party? Does your child have fleeting interests? Costumes can be expensive; what do you do with all these barely used costumes?  The Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library is accepting clean, gently used Halloween costumes of...

Did you know that reading to your children is one of the most powerful ways to boost their brain power? The simple and enjoyable act of sharing books helps your child learn pre-reading skills, such as understanding letter sounds, developing a bigger vocabulary, and building background...

Get ready to blast off! The 2019 Summer Reading Club, A Universe of Stories, begins with an out of this world Kick-Off Party! Join us on Tuesday, May 28, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. With activities and events throughout the library, including the Pacers Fan Van and...

New early literacy program at the Library! We have a new program beginning Monday, October 1, 2018! Families are invited to join the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program at Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library. The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is a nationwide challenge that encourages parents...

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Per CDC guidelines, masks are recommended for all patrons in the library. Beginning Monday, August 9th, we are requiring masks for patrons and staff attending any in-person programs.