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Below are news items about Plainfield Public Library.

If you cannot find an article that you remember seeing, please contact the Library at 908-757-1111.

 

2014

Plainfield Public Library awarded a grant via the "New Jersey Library Makerspaces - The Leading Edge" program

Many acclaimed artists calling Plainfield home (Courier News)

 

2013

NEWS ABOUT THE JOHN QUINCY ADAMS LETTER
Plainfield Library has it in writing: A letter from John Quincy Adams
(The Star Ledger) [view letter and transcription]

Plainfield library archivists dig up personal letter from John Quincy Adams: Sixth president, in correspondence, politely declines invitation to attend anti-slavery event
(Courier News) [view letter and transcription]

Plainfield plays host to ceremony granting citizenship to three dozen
(Courier News)

Plainfield library now home to one of few remaining copies of oldest Bible printed in America
(Courier News)

 

2012

State Chief lauds library: Director of Plainfield's facility hosts tour of newest amenities
(Courier News)

Plainfield Public Library Expands Job-Related Training in NJ Works (New Jersey State Library)

Library Design Showcase 2012: Small Projects, Big Impact - Plainfield (N.J.) Public Library
in AL Focus (American Libraries magazine)

Diversity in Art

 

2011

Inside the library, it's a jungle in here

Plainfield library showcasing talented trio of amateur photographers

Library consortium members again win top award

Audubon print among gifts to Plainfield public library

Achievements: Plainfield library director cited for his historic efforts

Plainfield library housekeeping turns up treasure trove of historic documents

Memoirs program has seniors reliving a forgotten Plainfield

 

2010

Plainfield Public Library officials fear "catastrophic" cuts

Plainfield Library Director's Quest for Outreach, Excellence Earn him State Award

Literacy Department Awards

Budget cuts force Plainfield library to slash hours, staffing

Plainfield library combs through massive photo collection

Bilingual dictionaries donated to Plainfield library for ESL Program

 

2009

Plainfield Library Publishes Book of Historical Photos

Staff Members Receive Scholarships

Winslow Homer Painting Featured at Art Institute of Chicago

 

2008

Art Treasures of the Plainfield Public Library

Challenge Grant Of $25,000 To Aid Capital Campaign

Capital Campaign Kicks Off

Plainfield Public Library Honored For Human Rights Contributions

Library Supporters Meet The Challenge!

 

2007

African-American Book Collection Donated to the Library

Exhibiting Your Local History on the Web (NJLA 2007 Conference Handout)

 

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