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Plainfield Public Library Newsletter Archive
Below you will find an archive of the Plainfield Public Library's Newsletters.


June 2017 Email (Jun 2017)
Plainfield Public Library                                                                               June 2017 CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS Build A Better World Registration for this year's Summer Reading Program begins on Monday, June 19th. Join us for crafts, performers, activities, and movies! Click here for this month's calendar ___________________ HOTSPOT PROGRAM The Library now has a limited number of mobile hotspots available for loan. The Library's Hotspot Lending Program is not

May 2017 Newsletter (May 2017)
Plainfield Public Library                                                            May 2017 CHILDRENS' PROGRAMS Mother's Day Craft Thursday, May 11th at 3:30pm Storytime with Councilman Goode Saturday, May 13th at noon, for kids of all ages. Bilingual Storytime with Ms. J Thursday, May 25th, 3:30pm. Plus Two Kid's Movies "Moana" Wednesday, May 17th, 3:30pm "Finding Dory" Wednesday, May 31st, 3:30pm Click Here for the May Calendar ___________________ The Adult Literacy Depart

April 2017 Email (Mar 2017)
Plainfield Public Library                                                            April 2017 TEEN PROGRAMS Simple Bookbinding Tuesdays, April 4th & 11th, 4-5:30 pm in Room 5. (Come to either or both!) Perler Beads Tuesday,  April18th, 4-5:30 pm in Room 5. Foam Printing Tuesday, April 25th, 4-5:30 pm in Room 5. CHILDRENS' PROGRAMS Storytime with Councilman Goode Saturday, April 8th at noon, for kids of all ages. Bilingual Poetry with Ms. J Wednesday, April 5th, 3pm. Poetry

March 2017 Email (Mar 2017)
Plainfield Public Library                                                            March 2017 TEEN & ADULT PROGRAMS Make Stuff: Bleep Lab Wednesday, March 1st from 4 to 5:30 pm, ages 11-17. Learn More! CHILDRENS' PROGRAMS Storytime with Councilman Goode Saturday, March 11th at noon, for kids of all ages. Women's History Scavenger Hunt Runs March 13th-31st Plus THREE Kid's Movies! Click Here for the March Calendar ___________________ The Adult Literacy Department is looki

February 2017 Email (Feb 2017)
Plainfield Public Library                                                            February 2017 TEEN & ADULT PROGRAMS Make Stuff: Bleep Lab Wednesday, February 8th from 4 to 5:30 pm, ages 11-17. Learn More! Knitting & Crochet Group Wednesday, February 8th from 7 to 8:30 pm Learn More! CHILDRENS' PROGRAMS Valentine Craft Thursday, February 9th at 3:30 pm Storytime with Councilman Goode Saturday, February 11th at noon, for kids of all ages. Black History Lego Style Thursday, F

January 2017 Email (Jan 2017)
Plainfield Public Library          Adult Literacy Special Issue           January 2017 CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS Storytime with Councilman Goode Saturday, January 14th at noon Click Here For January Calendar The Children's Library is looking for volunteers to help with homework during after school hours. If interested, please email yp@plfdpl.info, or call (908) 757-1111 x 129. ___________________ MEMOIR WRITING CLUB The next meeting of the Memoir Writing Club is Thursday, January 12th

December 2016 Email (Nov 2016)
Plainfield Public Library          Reference and Circulation Special Issue           December 2016 CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS Storytime with Councilman Goode Saturday, December  10th at noon Click Here For December Calendar The Children's Library is looking for volunteers to help with homework during after school hours. If interested, please email yp@plfdpl.info, or call (908) 757-1111 x 129. ___________________ MEMOIR WRITING CLUB The next meeting of the Memoir Writing Club is Thursday

November 2016 Email (Oct 2016)
Plainfield Public Library            Children's Library Special Issue             November 2016 CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS Storytime with Councilman Goode Saturday, November 12th at noon Thanksgiving Day Craft Wednesday, November 16th, 3PM in the Anne Louise Davis Room. Click Here For November Calendar The Children's Library is looking for volunteers to help with homework during after school hours. If interested, please email yp@plfdpl.info, or call (908) 757-1111 x 129. ______________

October 2016 Email (Oct 2016)
Plainfield Public Library                     Local History Special Issue                  October 2016 CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS Storytime with Councilman Goode Saturday, October 8th at noon Halloween Party Friday, October 28th at 3:30 pm Join us if you dare! Click here for details Click Here For October Calendar The Children's Library is looking for volunteers to help with homework during after school hours. If interested, please email yp@plfdpl.info, or call (908) 757-1111 x 129.

August 16 2016 Copy (Aug 2016)
Plainfield Public Library                                                                         September 2016 Become an Adult Literacy Tutor Make a difference Help adults in your community to: Prep for the GED Learn English Become a citizen Develop skills for employment To sign up or to get more information, please call the Plainfield Public Library Adult Literacy Office at: (908) 757-1111 ext. 122 Training and materials provided. __________________ MEMOIR WRITIN

May 2016 Email (May 2016)
Plainfield Public Library                                                                               May 2016 CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS Mother's Day Craft Wednesday, May 4th at 3:30 pm Join us for a craft-time where you can make something special for mom! All supplies will be provided. Story & Music Time Thursday, May 19th from 11 to 11:45 am A storytime with music and movement that features activities for toddlers. This program is sponsored by Family Link, REIC. Click here for details.

Feb 03 2016 Email (Feb 2016)
Plainfield Public Library                                                            February 2016 LIBRARY PROGRAMS Coloring Club Wednesdays in February 3:00 to 5:00 pm, for all ages STEAMtastic Thursday, February 18th at 3:30 pm, for children K-5 Click here for more information. Storytime Monday, February 22nd at 6:30 pm, for kids of all ages Click Here for the February Calendar ___________________ FOOD FOR FINES  The Library's "Food for Fines" program was a huge success, coll

December, 1st 2015 (Dec 2015)
December 2015 The Library will be closed on Friday, December 18th for a Staff Training Day. Children's Events Storytime Holiday Storytime 12/05 at 2:00 p.m. Movies Dr. Seuss's Holiday on the Loose! 12/03 at 3:30 p.m. Into the Woods 12/28 at 2:00 p.m. Annie (2014) 12/29 at 2:00 p.m. Crafts Holiday Crafts 12/09 at 3:30 p.m. Other Events Food For Fines The library's Food For Fines program will run through December 31st. Click here for details. Memoir Wri

Oct 23 2015 Email (Nov 2015)
November 2015 Children's Events Storytimes Evening Storytime 11/09 at 6:30 p.m. World Recycle Day Storytime 11/14 at 2:00 p.m. Baby O' Clock Songs, rhymes, and games for infants. 11/11 at 11:00 a.m. Movies Charlie Brown - Holiday Marathon 11/05 at 2:00 p.m. Hunger Games Marathon 11/16, 11/18, 11/19 at 3:00 p.m. Crafts Thanksgiving Craft 11/25 at 2:00 p.m. Click for Printable Calendar. Other Events Food For Fines 11/01 through 12/31 Memoir Writing Club 1

Sep 14 2015 Email (Oct 2015)
Plainfield Public Library                     Local History Special Issue                  October 9, 2015 CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS Baby O'Clock Thursdays at 11 am Click here for details Halloween Party Friday, October 30th at 3:30 pm Join us if you dare! Click here for details Click Here For October Calendar The Children's Library is looking for volunteers to help with homework during after school hours. If interested, please email yp@plfdpl.info, or call (908) 757-1111 x 129. _____

Jun 18 2014 Email (Jul 2014)
Hot New BooksCarnal Curiosityby Stuart WoodsDebbie Doesn't Do It Anymore by Walter MosleyThe Collectorby Nora RobertsPrivateby James PattersonThe Chaseby Janet Evanovich_________________Children's Events Youth Stages PlayshopThursday 7/10 @ 2PMJester Jim & His Beat BoxWednesday 7/16 @ 1PMNJ SnakeManThursday 7/16 @ 2PMScience TellersThursday 7/31 @ 2PMThe Butterfly GuyFriday 8/1 @ 2PMClick here for more information on these events!____________________Please support ourcollections & programming by

Jun 13 2015 Email (Jun 2015)
Summer 2015    Library Summer Hours Beginning week of June 15th Monday - Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Thursday & Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Children's Room Hours Monday - Wednesday 11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Thursday & Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.    ____________________ Current Exhibits "Join the Club! A Look Back at Some of Plainfield's Clubs & Organizations," The Local Histo

May 4 2015 Email (May 2015)
Plainfield Public Library                                                            May 2015 CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS Baby O'Clock Thursdays through May 21st at 11 am A fun time for babies   up to 23 months and their caregivers. We’ll learn songs, finger rhymes, and lullabies, followed by play time. A great opportunity for caretakers and babies to socialize! Click Here for the May Calendar The Children's Library will be closed on May 7th and 8th for installation of the new walkway. _

February 2015 Email Rev (Feb 2015)
Plainfield Public Library                                                            February 1, 2015 CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS Valentine's Day Craft Feb. 11 at 3:30 pm Chinese New Year Storytime Feb. 18 at 3:30 pm Kids' Movies Feb. 24-26 at 1:30 pm How Kids Live in West Africa Program Feb. 28 at 1 pm Click Here for the February Calendar ___________________ ADULT LITERACY Come see the new ESL exhibit in the lobby case inviting Spanish speakers to learn English through the award-winni

Jan 07 2015 Email (Jan 2015)
January 2015 How Kids Live In West Africa  Saturday 02/07/152:00 PMAnne Louise Davis RoomPhil Passantino, Storyteller & Musician, recently traveled to the West African country of Mali. He'll show his short film of how children live in West Africa. They're just like American kids in so many ways. And you have never seen bigger smiles! Participants will get to play some unique African instruments, hear fun West African folk tales, and see a more positive image of Africa than is usually portrayed

Oct_27_2014 (Nov 2014)
Plainfield Public Library                                                     November 2014 CHILDREN'SPROGRAMSFOR NOVEMBERStorytime Monday, Nov. 10th 6:30 pmThanksgiving StorytimeTuesday, Nov. 18th  3:30 pmCraftWednesday, Nov. 19th3:30 p.m.MOVIESLego MovieThursday, Nov. 6th2:00 p.m.Dear Dumb DiaryFriday, Nov. 7th2:00 p.m.PlanesThursday, Nov. 13th3:30 p.m.Ch

Sep 18 2014 Email (Oct 2014)
Plainfield Public Library                                                             October 1, 2014 SAVE THE DATEThe Friends of the Plainfield Public Library presents:Un Gusto di Italia(A Taste of Italy)Treat yourself to an evening of delectable Italian wines and light fare on Saturday, October 18, 20145:00 - 8:00 pmAll proceeds to benefit


May 21 2014 Email BME (Jun 2014)
Summer is always an exciting time in the Children's Department, and this year is no different! Fizz, Boom Read! is the theme for this year's Summer Reading Club and we have a calendar packed with activities, special performances, and reading incentives. The program will run from June 23rd until August 1st.Below is a sneak peak of the events to take place. Click here or visit our website for a complete calendar of events and registration dates!Youth Stages Thursday 7/10 @ 2:00 p.m.Classic bug son

May Newsletter - Local History (Apr 2014)
  Our "Reading Rainforest" children's library received an "Honorable Mention" award in the Beautiful Library Photo Contest sponsored by Gale! Thank you for voting!Learn more about thecontest here._______________________ "Stir Crazy" is the sixth film in the Sidney Poitier Film Festival. It will be shown on May 14th at 6:30 p.m. in the ALD Gallery Room._______________________ CHILDREN'S EVENTSThe Little Red HenThe classic story reimagined by Youth Stages. The children, as Baby Chi

Mar 01 2014 Email (Mar 2014)
OTHER NEWS& EVENTSFOOD FOR FINESThe “Food for Fines” program, run by the Circulation department every year during the holiday season, ended January 2, 2014. The library surpassed its goal by 152 items and beat our 2012 collection by over 200 pounds! All items received were donated to Star Fish.      ____________________    CHILDREN'S EVENTSDuring the month of March, the Children's Room will be hosting a Dr. Seuss Extravaganza with stories, crafts, movies

PPL- Local History - February 2014 (Feb 2014)
 February 2014 - Local History Edition Plainfield Public Library's Local History Collection, the largest in Union County, is composed of books, documents, photographs, blueprints, maps, newspapers, personal papers, and local organizations' records of significance to Plainfield and the surrounding communities. In addition to County and State histories, we also have publications on the American Revolution and the Civil War. Our unique collections include Local Authors and Diversity Studies. W

Jan 28 2014 Email (Jan 2014)
2013 in Review 2013 marked another year of transformation at the Plainfield Public Library. In reviewing highlights from each library department, Executive Director Joe Da Rold chose five events as the most noteworthy: 1. Reading Explosion in the Rainforest. Since the opening of the “Reading Rainforest” in late 2011, children have been reading like crazy. The circulation of children’s books has increased 40%. This year’s Summer Reading Program saw every week filled

Dec 11 2013 Email - Literacy (Jan 2014)
SUCCESS STORYMarriama had never attended any school anywhere and had never even held a pen before! Recently she was able to complete the written portion of the driver's exam and get her license!Upcoming Key Dates and Events January 13th                         Next Teen Volunteer Cycle BeginsJanuary 23rdClimbing Your Family Tree: Genealogy For Beginners 2:30pm - 4:00pmJanuary 25th &

Nov 20 2013 Email (Dec 2013)
 Upcoming Children's Event Ned Hector visits the Plainfield Public Library!Learn about this revolutionary war hero during our Black History Month Celebration!Date: 02/01/2014Time: 2:00pmPlace: ALD RoomOther EventsSidney Poitier Film FestivalLilies of The Field12/11/2013 at 6:30pmEarly Developmental Screenings Experts from Children's Specialized  Hospital are providing free, quick develpmental screenings for children ages 1 to 5 years old.12/18/2013 from 9:00am to 8:00pm Geneo

Oct 29 2013 Email (Oct 2013)
Please join us for the opening reception of Plainfield Public Library's 8th Annual Photography Contest Exhibition this Saturday, November 2nd, from Noon to 2 PM in the Anne Louise Davis Gallery.We will announce the contest winners and honorable mentions; light refreshments will be served.For more information:http://www.plainfieldlibrary.info/Departments/LH/LH_photocontest.html   We hope you can attend! Plainfield Public Library

Oct 23 2013 Email (Oct 2013)
 October 31st, 2013 Hot new titles added to our collection Allegiant by Veronica RothCuckoo's Calling by Robert GalbraithFirst Sight by Danielle SteelThe Longest Yard by Nicholas SparksThe Redeemer by Jo Nesbo  For your convenience, the New Book section is now located on the library's new display "islands" near the circulation desk.  However, new Large Print and new Science Fiction/Fantasy are located in featured displays in the main shelving area.Employment Opport

Oct 03 2013 Email (Oct 2013)
News from the Local History Department

Oct 02 2013 Email (Oct 2013)
OCTOBER IS FULL OF FUNAND LOTS MORE!!CLICK HERE for a complete calendar of children's events that includes storytimes, crafts, movies, and more!       

Aug 12 2013 Email (Aug 2013)
 You're Invited!To Our Summer of 2013 Photography Exhibit         

Jun 17 2015 Email (Jun 2015)
View this email in your browser 2015 Summer Reading Fun Summer Reading Program is getting ready to blast-off at the Plainfield Public Library! “Every Hero Has a Story” is this year’s theme, and we have prepared seven weeks full of reading incentives, storytimes, special performers, and so much more! The program is free and open to children in Pre-K through 8th grade, although babies may also participate by having an adult read to them! Please join us in making this a memorable s




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