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The newly renovated Plainfield Public Library’s Children’s Library, “the Reading Rainforest”, is our gift to the children of Plainfield.  Featuring a rainforest mural, new computers, a media center, puppet theater and a special area for tweens, the space emphasizes today’s environmental issues while paying  tribute to the multiculturalism that is Plainfield.

Schools, Camps, etc. MUST call ahead to make arrangements for groups of more than 10 children.


Summer Reading Club 2014
June 23rd - August 1st

Summer Reading Club

Registration runs from June 23rd to July 18th.

During the Summer Reading Program, children will
keep a reading log and earn reading incentives!
Preschoolers and students in Kindergarten through
grade 8th are eligible to participate. Babies and toddlers
can participate by having a parent, guardian, or older
sibling read to them and record their books. Books from
the plainfield schools summer reading lists, can count towards our reading club!

Click here for a complete calendar of events and rules!

Children's Movies

Thursday, July 17th at 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 23rd at 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 30th at 2:00 p.m.




Here is a sneak peek at some of the events that
will take place during our Summer Reading Club!

Youth Stages Playshop
Thursday 7/10 at 2:00 p.m.
Bugs, Insects, and Arachnids, Oh My!
Stories, songs, and finger-plays for children ages 3-9.

Jester Jim & His Beat Box
Wednesday 7/16 at 1:00 p.m.
Juggling, balancing, and beatboxing, this show is
packed with fun and excitement!

N.J. SnakeMan
Thursday 7/24 at 2:00 p.m.
Children will have an opportunity to see a variety
of snakes and learn about their unique characteristics,
habitats, and how they eat!

Science Tellers
Thursday 7/31 at 2:00 p.m.
Dragons & Dreams will feature interactive science
experiments with dry ice, flash paper, exploding bottles,
and much more!

The Butterfly Guy
Friday 08/01 at 2:00 p.m.
Our Grand Finale! Rick Mikula "The Butterfly Guy" is an
award winning author, photographer, and habitat consultant.
His up-beat program includes live butterflies, mounted
specimens, and more! A show the whole family can enjoy.

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