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Looking to engage your tween reader? Here are five tips to help promote reading for children ages 10-13: Read for enjoyment Tweens do a lot of reading for school and may not show interest in every required reading assignment. Take breaks from non-preferred reading and encourage reading...

Come to PGTPL and dive into our Junior Library of Things. Here are a few ocean-themed games and activities available to check out or play at the library.  Here, Fishy, Fishy! by: Kristin Muckel, HABA Games, ages 2+ Part of Haba’s “My Very First Game” series, this game...

Looking for a fun program for your family this summer? PGTPL Children’s staff are on the go! Starting in May, we’re offering programs with Hummel Park and the Town of Plainfield Parks on a monthly basis. Attendees at our park programs will receive a nature...

July is here and that means the Friends of the Plainfield Library (FOL) is offering a new selection of books in the Silent Auction. There are books for cooks and bakers, bird enthusiasts, cat and dog lovers, do-it-yourselfers, and motorsport fans. For those who like...

  There are so many ways to spend each day of summer vacation! We’ve put together three writing prompts based on this year’s Summer Reading Club theme: Oceans of Possibilities. So, grab a notebook, find a cool place to sit, and write some sea-riously creative stories. Prompt...

The Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library is closed for Independence Day on Monday, July 4th. 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 our...

Have you ever gone to a backyard picnic with a taco or chili bar? Maybe it’s time for a ramen bar! Ramen is another meal that can be assembled by each person after the party has started. To top it all off (see what we did...

Join us Thursday, July 28 at 6:00pm for a private guided walking tour of Crown Hill Cemetery, the nation’s third-largest cemetery. On this tour, Stories in Stone, we'll explore some of the interesting examples of both Victorian and contemporary symbolism on the markers and monuments...

To help you celebrate Pride Month, we’ve compiled a list that showcases some of our LGBT+ books and films. Teen Central offers an array of queer memoirs, guides, and stories to educate, enlighten, and entertain.  The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater Trans Teen Survival Guide by Owl...

  Keep cool this summer while reading with this recipe for ice cream in a bag!  Recipe source INGREDIENTS ▢ 1 cup half and half (you can use 1/2 whole milk and 1/2 cream  also if you want) ▢ 1.5 tsp vanilla extract ▢ 1 tbsp sugar ▢ ice ▢ 1/4 cup salt ...