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From the Children's Department:

Very Hungry Caterpillar Storytime Picnic

On Thursday, June 2, the Plainville Public Library will be hosting a Very Hungry Caterpillar Storytime Picnic at 10:30 am.  Children will help tell the classic Eric Carle story, play games, make crafts, and have the opportunity to sample all of the treats featured in the book.


Michaela’s Garden Dedication

On Saturday, June 4th, the library will dedicate its new Michaela’s Garden at 2pm outside on the patio off the Children’s Room.  The garden will feature the new Connecticut State Children’s Flower, Four O'Clock flowers,  loved by Michaela Petit.  There will be a sign up for families who wish to help out in our flower and vegetable gardens this summer, and the Friends of the Library will offer refreshments.  Stop by to welcome this new area to our library and enjoy some treats.


Baby & Toddler Storytime

On Tuesday, June 7th, there will be a Baby & Toddler Storytime at 10:30 am in the children’s programming room.  This storytime will run every Tuesday for the month of June.  Stories, lots of activities, and playtime all geared toward children ages birth to two.


Kids Cook

The Bristol Hospital Parent & Child Center will be presenting “Kids Cook” for toddlers and their caregivers on Thursday, June 9th, at 10:30 am.  In this interactive workshop, parents and toddlers together will have the opportunity to try some healthy snack choices.  Nutritional guidelines and information on healthy portion sizes will be included. Participants: Please bring a mixing bowl and mixing utensil to class. (e.g. large spoon or spatula.) Funding provided by the United Way of West Central CT, the Main Street Community Foundation and the Walmart Foundation.

From the Adult Department:

Friends of the Library On-going Book Sale

Come and check out our new Friends of Library book store.  It is now located near the computer lab next to the reference area.


Computer & Technology Help

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The Plainville Public Library will present the “Ten Essential Oils Every Home Should Have” with Jessica Lagassey on Thursday, May 26th at 7pm in the Peter F. Chase Auditorium. Jessica will discuss the benefits and uses of each oil and have oils available to smell and sample. Some of the oils being discussed are frankincense, lavender, lemon, peppermint, tea tree oil, and oregano. Handouts about each oil will be provided. Please contact the Plainville Public Library with any questions at 860-793-1446.



Adult Colouring Program

Enjoy a relaxing evening of adult coloring at the Plainville Public Library. Drop-in at 6:30pm on June 16th. Coloring will be held in the Peter F. Chase Auditorium with refreshments provided by the Friends of the Plainville Public Library. Colored pencils, markers, and coloring pages will be provided. Participants are welcome to bring their own coloring supplies if desired. Click here for a flyer.

Plainville Writer's Workshop - Free

This peer-led series is held at the library on Thursday evenings twice a month (see the library calendar for dates). This is an opportunity for you to share your original work and receive helpful support and respectful critiques from your peers. Open to the public. Call the Reference Desk for more information: 860-793-1446.
























Plainville Public Library
56 East Main St
Plainville, CT 06062
Adult Dept: 860-793-1446
Children's Dept: 860-793-1450

Library Director: Douglas Lord

Monday - Thursday 10am - 9pm
(Children's Room closes at 8pm)
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Open Sundays 1-5pm from Janurary - April


ABC Mouse is accessbible on the library's computers.  Visit or call the Children's Department if you have any questions.