Kids

  For some reason, every summer I get the urge to take a deep dive into mysteries and thrillers. Forget trips to the beach; I want a trip to a haunted castle! If your J Fiction reader is anything like me, here are some of our...

Back to In-Person Programs While we have offered virtual programs since June 2020, in-programs for children birth through fifth grade will resume on Monday, August 9, 2021. We’re excited to welcome children and families back to the library for programming! In August and September we will offer...

From eating to writing, fine motor skills are important for all growing hands. Here are some activities to help your little one strengthen their hands, and have a ton of fun at the same time! Stacking Blocks How high can you go? Building with blocks helps with...

Are you looking for something for your kids to do inside during a hot, summer day (or a cold, rainy one)? Did you know that the J Library of Things in the Children’s Room has plenty of games, puzzles, and STEM kits that are for...

We are always adding new books to our collection in the Children's Room! Here are some recent favorite picture books and early readers. Picture Books Perfect Pigeons by Katherine Battersby The perfect pigeons are all alike, except for that one who is happy to be different. Maybe the...

Love sports and learning about famous athletes? We have two non-fiction books that are perfect for young fans! Then, check out some other recommended reads! Women in Sports by Rachel Ignotofsky From skateboarding to gymnastics, this book introduces 50 female athletes spanning over forty sports! Starting in...

The Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library is closed for Independence Day on Sunday, July 4, 2021. For your convenience, no items are due and fines do not accrue when the library is closed. Items returned while we are closed are back-dated as well. Enjoy the library from home! Try...

What Is Loose Parts Play? Loose Parts Play centers on the idea of using small everyday objects to spark open-ended imaginative play. A laundry detergent lid is transformed into something else, like the base of a space ship, or tiny doll bathtub. A paper towel tube...

In the past few years, we have noticed a trend of informational picture books about animals. We love the mixture of creative storytelling, beautiful artwork, and lots of facts about all kinds of creatures, large and small! Here are a few of our favorites that...

Do you load up your library bag at each visit? Are you a true bookworm who can't stop reading? This year, we're introducing a new challenge, Beyond Summer Reading, for children and teens who finish the Summer Reading Club and want to keep going for...

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