Children's Department:

Our Mission:
The Children's Department and its staff are dedicated to helping children foster a love of reading that will last them a lifetime. Knowledgeable staff members are always available to help in the selection of books whether they are for pleasure, for information or for school projects.

Contact Us:
Phone: 860-793-1450
Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(Closed Saturdays in July and August.)
Open Sundays, 1-5 pm, January through April


2014 Summer Reading Information

The Plainville Public Library is pleased to offer an exciting summer of reading fun. Readers can track their summer reading progress beginning Monday June 23 through Sunday August 17, 2014. Registration begins the last day of school, June 20th.

Fizz, Boom, Read (pre-readers and independent readers up to grade 5)

Children read (or listen) for 20 minutes a day. For every 7 days of reading, children are eligible for great prizes. Sign up here.

For PDF flyers of "Fizz, Boom, Read" programs, click here and here.

Prizes are generously donated by local businesses.

Spark a Reaction (students entering grades 6-12)

For every book read and reviewed, readers will be entered into our weekly raffle drawing. Sign up here to create a free online reading account. Just log in, add the books read, write a review, and your name will automatically be entered into the weekly raffle drawing. Prizes are generously donated by local businesses.

For a PDF of "Spark a Reaction" programs, click here.


2014 Summer Reading Programs

Summer Reading Kick-off: Curious Creatures Live Animal Show (all ages)

Thursday June 26 at 6:30 PM

An interactive, educational, and entertaining look at some unusual and exotic creatures.

Weekly Summer Programming: Monday June 23 through Friday August 15

Sponsored by the Friends of the Plainville Public Library.  All programs listed below are drop in, no registration necessary.

E-Storytime (ages 2-6)

Mondays (6/23 through 8/11) at 10:30 AM

This program includes stories, songs, and fingerplays, with a little technology twist.  Kindle Fires will be available for use during the program.

Kindle Fires will be available for use during the program. Please note: Space is limited to the first 15 families.

Open Craft Mondays (all ages)

Drop in anytime between 10 am and 5pm.  Science related crafts every Monday (6/23 through 8/11).

Teens Teach (ages 5-11)

Mondays at 6 PM (6/23 through 8/11) 

Need a reading buddy? Always wanted to try a duct tape project? Need some help on your chess game? Our talented teen leaders will be here to teach you something new on Monday nights.

Mother Goose on the Loose (ages 0-23 months)

Tuesdays at 10:30 AM (6/24 through 8/12)

Stories, rhymes, fingerplays and puppets complete this lively morning program for the tiniest library patrons and their caregiver.

LEGO Building Club (all ages)

Wednesdays at 10:30 AM (6/25 through 8/13)

Calling all future engineers! We provide the building blocks and the weekly theme.  The possibilities are endless.

Summer Family Dinner Theater (all ages)

Wednesdays at 6 PM (6/25 through 8/13)

Bring your dinner and enjoy family movies all summer long.

June 25: The LEGO Movie (PG)

July 2: Flubber (PG)

July 9: Wall-E (G)

July 16: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (G)

July 23: Meet the Robinsons (G)

July 30: The Lorax (PG)

August 6: The Incredibles (PG)

August 13: Up (G)

Letís Move Together! (best for ages 2-5)

Thursdays at 10:30 AM (6/26 through 8/12)

Kids and their caregivers will have some fun moving and grooving to some lively songs.

Silly Science Fridays (best for ages 3-11)

Fridays at 10:30 AM (6/27 through 8/15, no class 7/4)

Join us for a silly science demonstration followed by some interactive hands-on projects.

Weekly themes: 6/27 plants, 7/11 human body, 7/18 sound, 7/25 electricity, 8/1 kitchen science, 8/8 colors, 8/15 surprise!