OVERDUE FINES WAIVED WITH FOOD PANTRY DONATION DURING LIBRARY WEEK

National Library Week (April 13-19) is a time to celebrate the contributions of libraries and librarians and the perfect time to discover this year’s theme, “Lives Change @ your library."  The Plainville Public Library is celebrating by waiving overdue fines on its books for any patrons who make a contribution to the Plainville Food Pantry at the library.  Items needed especially are: cereal, juice bottles, canned soup or pasta, canned tuna, laundry detergent, shampoo, toilet paper and cleaning supplies.  A special laundry basket will be set up at the circulation desk to receive the donations.

       Libraries today are more than repositories for books and other resources. Often the heart of their communities, libraries are deeply committed to the places where their patrons live, work and study.  Libraries are trusted places where everyone in the community can gather to reconnect and reengage with each other to enrich and shape the community and address local issues.

       First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. 

April Maker Monday

     A maker class featuring “metal” foil art will be held at the Plainville Public Library on Monday April 21 at 6:30 p.m. This program is part of the Maker Mondays monthly series. Students ages 10-14 will enjoy learning how to create the look of embossed metal by using simple household items like aluminum foil, cardboard and collected and found items. The maker movement is growing across the country and has a strong focus on learning practical skills and applying them creatively. Please register by visiting the library or by calling (860) 793- 1450. 

Teen Advisors Needed!  

     On Tuesday April 22 at 4 PM the Plainville Public Library will host a teen advisor meeting. Students in grades 7 - 12 are needed for input and ideas to help make the Plainville Public Library a welcoming place for middle school and high school students. This month teens will also help plan summer reading program decorating.  

April 22 is National Jellybean Day, so all teens who attend this meeting will get a chance to guess how many jellybeans in the jar. The winning guess will take home the jar of jellybeans. 

Mini Movie Theater Featuring BookFLIX

On Wednesday April 23 at 2 PM the Plainville Public Library will host a mini movie theater featuring the newly available Scholastic program BookFLIX.  Participants will enjoy watching classic and popular children’s book titles come to life on our big movie screen.  

The Library is proud to announce that this new program is available to Plainville residents by using their active Plainville Public Library card. Scholastic BookFLIX pairs quality videos of picture books with related nonfiction ebooks.   

This is a drop-in program, no registration is necessary. Please call the Children’s Department at (860) 793-1450 for more information.

Homeschooler Book Swap and LEGO® Build

The Plainville Public Library will host a Homeschooler Book Swap and LEGO® Build on Thursday April 24th at 1:30 PM.  Homeschooling families are welcome to meet fellow families, bring books in decent to great condition that they may not use anymore and swap them with others. In addition, kids can enjoy some building fun with building bricks. No preregistration is necessary. Please call the Children’s Department at (860) 793-1450 for more information. 

 (Please Note: LEGO® is a registered trademark and this program is not sponsored by or affiliated with the LEGO® Company.)

April Kid’s Krafts

Heather Fontaine will present Kid’s Krafts at the Plainville Public Library on Friday April 25 at 10:30 a.m. This hands-on program is designed for children ages 3-5 and features age appropriate craft activities. The program is free and open children ages 3-5. Please register by visiting the library or by calling (860) 793- 1450.

Home Depot of Southington present Kids Workshop at the Library

On Saturday April 26 at 1 PM the Home Depot of Southington will host a kid’s building workshop at the Plainville Public Library. This month kids in grades kindergarten – grade 4 are welcome to register for this hands-on workshop. Participants will use learn how to create a wood project from start to finish. 

Space is limited; registration is necessary. Please call the Children’s Department at (860) 793-1450 to sign up or for more information.

April Mad Science Monday

On Monday April 28 at 6:30 PM the Plainville Public Library will have it's monthly Mad Science Monday. This month kids in grades 2 - 5 are welcome to register for this program entitled “Operation Espionage”. Participants will use household items to create and write with invisible ink and figure out the best way to reveal a secret message. Mad Science Mondays is a monthly program, based off of the PBS television show FETCH. Space is limited; registration is necessary. Please call the Children’s Department at (860) 793-1450 to sign up or for more information. 

Circle of Friends Music Studio presents Music Together

Felice Danielson from the Circle of Friends Music Studio in Southington will be at the Plainville Public Library on Tuesday April 29 at 11:30 a.m. to present a free interactive “Music Together” class for children ages 0-5 and their caregivers. Miss Felice will bring instruments and musical activities to keep all engaged for this 45 minute class.  

Music Together is an internationally recognized early childhood music and movement program. The classes are based on the recognition that all children are musical and can learn to sing in tune, keep a beat, and participate with confidence, provided that their early environment supports such learning. Miss Felice is an experienced and enthusiastic teacher and is committed to sharing and making music with families.  The program is free and open to children ages 0-5 and their caregivers. Please register by visiting the library or by calling (860) 793- 1450.

May Preschool Crafts

Heather Fontaine will present Kid’s Krafts at the Plainville Public Library on Friday May 2 at 10:30 a.m. This hands-on program is designed for children ages 3-5 and features age appropriate craft activities. The program is free and open children ages 3-5. Please register for one or both programs by visiting the library or by calling (860) 793- 1450.

Wee Jamboree

On Saturday May 3 at 11 AM the Plainville Public Library will host “Wee Jamboree”, a sing-along musical program of children’s songs. Local resident Chris Sinacore will bring his ukulele and lead the sing-along.  Drop in, no registration is necessary. This program is aimed at children ages 2-5 and their caregivers, but siblings are welcome. Please call the Children’s Department at (860) 793-1450 for more information.

WINTER CHESS CLUB AT THE PLAINVILLE AND FARMINGTON LIBRARIES

Alexander Lumelsky, instructor and tournament winning coach, is leading a weekly chess club this winter. The Winter/ Spring 2014 session is held weekly on Wednesday evenings from 6:00PM - 7:30PM and runs through April 30th. The meetings include lessons, home assignments, and an opportunity for weekly practice play. Classes are being hosted jointly by the Plainville Public Library and the Farmington Library with a shared schedule. 

 

Enrollment is on a rolling basis. The program is free and open to children in grades 2-12. Please register by visiting the Plainville Public Library Children’s Department or by calling (860) 793-1450.

 

 

WINTER/SPRING 2014 DROP-IN STORYTIMES

JANUARY 27 - MAY 1, 2014

 

Beginning the week of January 27, 2014, the Plainville Public Library will begin offering winter drop-in storytimes. These classes are free and open to the public. No registration necessary. 

 

Tuesdays from 10:30 –11 am – On the Loose with Mother Goose. Children ages 0-23 months and their caregivers are invited to this fun-filled interactive morning of stories, nursery rhymes, musical instruments, puppets, and more. 

 

Tuesdays from 6:30 –7:15pm – Books and a Bonus. A book-based program for kids in grades k-3 will explore great read alouds including narrative non-fiction with lots of interactive fun and games. 

Thursdays from 10:30 – 11:15am – 2s & 3s. This class is recommended for two and three-year olds and their caregivers (sibling are welcome). Stories, fingerplays and songs are built upon, and we will begin working on fine motor skills and tactile discovery through the introduction of simple crafts exploring shape and form.

 

Our Weather Policy: If Plainville Public Schools close due to inclement weather, we cancel our storytimes. Please call the Children’s Department at (860) 793-1450 for more information.

 

 

 






 

 

 

 

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