2022 Reading Challenge

Are you up for a challenge? Check out this 2022 Reading Challenge from NoveList. With subjects and genres for beginners and aficionados, you’ll be sure to try something new!

Visit NoveList Plus, a comprehensive readers’ advisory resource for fiction and nonfiction, to help you find your next great read. This service is free with your Plain City Public Library card.

Your Personal Librarian

Have you ever wished you could have a personal shopper…at the library? Whether you’re short on time or are in a reading rut and want to discover a new author, our team of librarians will pick out your material for you!

We ask for 24 hours notice and a limit of 10 items per patron per pickup. Patrons can request collections for pickup as often as they like. Just answer a few questions and Your Personal Librarian will be happy to select books and other materials just for you! Click here to get started:

Snap Circuits – Available for Checkout

Snap circuits, for learners ages 8 and up, teach introductory circuitry skills and help develop understanding about how electronics work. Each set contains 100+ guided projects with easy-to-follow explanations as shown below. PCPL has a variety of Snap Circuit sets available for checkout.

Snap Circuits Jr. (2 AA batteries)

With Snap Circuits Jr., children can curate basic Snap Circuit skills to help prepare for more complex circuits in other kits. This is the most basic kit available.

Place a hold on a Snap Circuits Jr. kit here

Circuit Maker Skill Builder (2 AA batteries)

Circuit Maker Skill Builder helps beginners grasp concepts more complex than those of Snap Circuits Jr. While a beginner can start with any kit, this kit is more complex than Snap Circuits Jr.

Place a hold on Circuit Maker Skill Builder here

3D Illumination (3AA batteries)

The 3D Illumination Snap Circuit kit includes 3D projects with more complex light creations. While a beginner can start with any kit, this kit is more complex than Snap Circuits Jr. and Circuit Maker Skill Builder.

Place a hold on the Snap Circuits 3D Illumination kit here

Light (4 AA batteries)

Snap Circuits Light focuses on different types of light and sound. Create circuits with fiber optic connections, music, or both! While a beginner can start with any kit, this kit is more complex than Snap Circuits Jr. and Circuit Maker Skill Builder.

Place a hold on the Snap Circuits Light kit here

Motion (4 AA batteries)

Snap Circuits Motion combines electrical and mechanical energy to create moving projects. While a beginner can start with any kit, this kit is more complex than Snap Circuits Jr. and Circuit Maker Skill Builder.

Place a hold on the Circuits Motion kit here


Snap Circuits are available to check out for two weeks at a time. Batteries are not included (require 2-4 1.5V AA batteries depending on the set you choose).

Ghost Hunting Kits

Check out one of two Ghost Hunting Kits from the Plain City Public Library, filled with equipment for your next paranormal investigation.

PCPL’s Ghost Hunting Kits include:

POC 4K Ultra HD Camera w/tripod and accessories

KII EMF Meter

Ghost Stop flashlight

Laser Grid Light

Walkie Talkie set

SBox Scanner (Kit 1)

Flux 2 Response Device (Kit 2)

Ghost Hunting Kit reservations will be made available on a first come, first served basis to current adult Plain City Public Library full-access cardholders in good standing (no lost or overdue library material). Kits may be borrowed for a loan period of 3 days. Borrowers must read and sign the Rental Agreement and Release & Waiver of Liability form before checkout.

Botley the Coding Robot – Available for Checkout

Botley the coding robot, intended for ages 5 and up and 2019 toy of the year, provides children with introductory STEM and coding learning opportunities. With his remote programmer, obstacle detection, and black line following capabilities, program Botley to traverse obstacle courses and help him along on grand adventures or use his detachable arms to deliver objects to friends and family. Botley’s interface is completely screen free, encouraging your child to learn and play off screen.

We have two different sets available: Our first, smaller, set includes the Botley robot, removable arms, a remote programmer, and 40 coding cards to help children visualize the direction they program for Botley. Place a hold on this set.

Our second set includes everything from the first as well as obstacle course accessories including cones, bricks, and flags. This set also includes puzzle-piece boards to use with Botley’s black line following feature. Place a hold on this set.

Botley the Coding Robot, credit: Learning Resources

Botley robots are available to check out for two weeks at a time. No more than one robot at a time per family, please! Batteries are not included (requires 5 AAA batteries).

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