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.
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
Drop – in storytimes are held for children between the ages of one and
five. There is a fall session and, after the holidays, a winter/spring session.
Children must be the appropriate age for the class they are attending.
Storytime programs are held in both the daytime and evening. When there is no
school in Plainville, storytimes are cancelled.
Wild Ones – Mondays from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. This active program is for one
year olds (12 – 24 months) and their caregivers. Babies are welcome. Short
stories, finger plays, music and big balls will introduce your wild one to fun
at the library.
Two’s & Three’s – Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. This storytime
is designed for children 24 - 36 months with a caregiver. The caregiver is
expected to take an active part in the program with the child. Each 45-minute
program consists of beginning storybooks, finger plays, movement songs and a
Just for Me Storytime – Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.
This class is for
four and five year olds. Kindergartners welcome. Children attend this program by
themselves. Longer stories, featuring the best in children's picture books, are
read in these 45-minute programs and children learn finger plays, fast paced
songs and do a craft project.
The Children's Department offers passes to Connecticut attractions. The passes are available only to Plainville residents. They are charged out for two nights, and there is a $5 per day fine if the pass
is not returned on time. To reserve a pass please call 860-793-1450.