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Getting a library card
Any child who who lives or goes to school in Plainfield may apply for a library card. Applications for children must be signed by a parent or legal guardian. The Children's Library offers a growing collection of parenting books geared to assist with your child's education at home and school.  Below are some titles available in our collection:

GoingSolo

Going solo while raising children with disabilities
By: Marshak, Laura

The Opposite

The opposite of spoiled: raising kids who are grounded, generous, and smart about money
By: Shapiro, Shauna

When Kids
When kids call the shots : how to seize control from your darling bully--and enjoy being a parent again
By: Grover, Sean

Teachers
If your students are working on special assignments, you may call the Children's Library and we can hold materials for your class. Unfortunately, we are no longer taking reservations for class visits for the 2016-2017 school year as all spaces have been reserved. Please contact the Children's Library at 908-757-1111 x129 for more information.

Special Services
Librarians participate in a wide array of community education and assistance work throughout the year. Our staff regularly participates in the following:

  • Reaching out to schools and students throughout the year.
  • Meeting with teachers and media specialists to help support the school curriculum.
  • Helping students with homework assignments.
  • Suggesting recreational reading materials.
  • Speaking to school assemblies.
  • Presenting book talks.
  • Promoting important programs such as the Summer Reading Program.
  • Outreach to community groups
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