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Reading Rainforest

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.

Childrens room hours. Closed Sundays. Call 908-757-1111 ext. 129 for information


Children's Resources

Check out some of the databases available for children!

Vea un video (en español) sobre todas nuestras bases de datos para niños.

ABCMouse online resource buttonOver 10,000 interactive learning activities for children ages 2 - 8+


Free One-on-One tutoring in English and Spanish in a variety of subjects.
All you need is your Library card!

Britannica library online resource buttonBritannica Library delivers fast and easy access to high-quality, comprehensive information.

HelpNow tutoring online resource

Just For Kids Access Video buttonJust for Kids has the educational videos (and more) that childre
want to watch.

Middle Search Plus online resource button

Contains full text for more than 150 popular middle school magazines.
In-Library use

Novelist online resource buttonNonfiction and recreational reading interests for children in Pre-K
through middle school.

Tumblebooks online resource button Animated picture books which
you can read or have read to you.


Children's Programs

View and Print the Children's April Calendar

spring break with first respinders apirl 1-5, Register now!

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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

This is an ongoing program for infants, toddlers, and pre-schoolers. Learn more HERE.

Baby & Me

Mondays at 11AM on 4/8, 4/15, 4/22 & 4/29 in the ALD Room (ages 2 and under). Programs include books, songs, rhymes, and fingerplays!

Chess Club / Class

Learn and play chess on Saturday, 4/13 at 1PM in room 2.

Cooking with Ms. Jailene

TORTILLA DESSERT on Thursday, 4/11 at 3:30PM in room 2 (ages 5-15). REGISTRATION REQUIRED.


Spring Craft on Thursday, 4/18 at 3:30PM in the ALD room (ages 5-13).

S.T.E.A.M. with Ms. T.

Join Ms. T. for a fun science experiment!
ECLIPSE on Tuesday, 4/2 at 3:30PM in room 2 (ages 5-13).

BOTTLE CAP BOTS on Tuesday, 4/23 at 3:30PM in room 2 (ages 5-13).


Guess Which Jelly Bean Game on Monday, 4/22 at 3:30PM in room 2 (ages 5-15).

Open Mic POETRY SLAM! on Tuesday, 4/30 at 3:30PM in the ALD room (ages 5-15).


Check out our recorded programs on YouTube!

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