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February 14, 2024

Library Board Seeks New Member

The Plain City Public Library Board of Trustees is seeking a new member. Prospective members must be residents of the Jonathan Alder School District. For more information about the Library Board and how to apply please click the button below. All further questions can be directed to Library Director Chris
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January 26, 2024

2024 Total Solar Eclipse

2024 Total Solar Eclipse On Monday, April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will cross North America with much of Ohio in the path of totality. During this rare event, the moon is positioned between Earth and the sun and casts a shadow over Earth, plunging Earth into near total
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January 2, 2024

Employment Opportunity

There are currently no open positions.
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December 4, 2023

Libraries to host a conversation with author Ta-Nehisi Coates

Event scheduled for Sunday, February 4  The Plain City Public Library, in partnership with Bexley Public Library, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Delaware County District Library, Grandview Heights Public Library, Granville Public Library, London Public Library, Southwest Public Libraries, Upper Arlington Public Library, Westerville Public Library and Worthington Libraries, will present acclaimed
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October 25, 2023

Holiday Hours

The Plain City Public Library will observe the following holiday hours: Wednesday, December 6 – CLOSED for Staff DevelopmentMonday, December 25 – CLOSEDTuesday, December 26 – CLOSEDMonday, January 1 – CLOSED Thank you for your patience as library staff spend the holidays with our loved ones.
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June 8, 2023

Introducing…the Crash Cart!

You may notice a new addition to Plain City Public Library programming this summer. The Crash Cart contains everything needed to bring fun and educational STEAM projects for all ages right to you! Look for the Crash Cart this summer with a new project immediately following large events at the
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December 2, 2022

Holiday Resources & Tips

Along with all the fun and excitement, the holidays can be busy and hectic. Let the Plain City Public Library help! The Library has resources to help ease the rush of the holiday season. Holiday Tip #1: Find a new recipe to share Looking to try a new recipe this
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October 18, 2022

Librarians on the Loose

What happens when you let a bunch of librarians on the loose with tools and the Internet? Probably nothing good. Tune in to find out! Episode 1: Pumpkin Chuckin’ In this video, the librarians attempt to create a catapult in an effort to chuck some pumpkins! Interested in building your
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September 28, 2022

Plain City Little Lending Libraries

Little Lending Libraries are book sharing boxes that are available all the time and freely accessible to all. These book boxes are a free book exchange and contain all types of books: from board books and picture books to chapter books to novels for teens and adults, all books in good
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July 12, 2022

24/7 Pickup Lockers Now Available

Pick up your Library material from our convenient pickup lockers, available during and after regular Library operating hours. The pickup lockers are located at the rear of the building next to the book drop. Place your holds online and we will let you know when your items are available to
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May 27, 2022

Upside Down Summer Reading

We’re flipping Summer Reading on it’s head with some weird and wonderful events for teens and adults. Check out our event line-up below! Attend an Upside Down Summer Reading event to earn one entry into a drawing for a special Upside Down prize basket. Attend as many programs as you’d
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May 17, 2022

YA for Adults: Why We Read it & Recommendations

YA books are about changing the world.(Hay, 2019) If you’re an adult who reads YA, you’re not alone. While dated now, a study performed in 2012 discovered that more than half of YA book sales came from adults, particularly those aged 30-44. My first challenge to this statistic was “of
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May 3, 2022

Summer Reading 2023

Read, Learn, and Discover Something New This Summer at the Plain City Public Library  The Plain City Public Library’s 2023 Summer Reading Program begins May 26th! The Summer Reading Program offers participants rewards for reading over the summer months. The Plain City Public Library offers a Summer Reading Program for kids (ages
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April 20, 2022

Happy Earth Day!

Friday, April 22nd, 2022 is Earth Day’s 52nd celebration! Looking for books for yourself or your littles? We’ve compiled a list of books with Earth Day themes to check out: How can you celebrate Earth Day this year? Donate a Tree: https://www.greencbus.org/hilltop-free-trees Calculate Your Ecological Footprint: https://www.footprintcalculator.org/home/en Volunteer: https://www.earthdaycolumbus.org/volunteer Join
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March 14, 2022

PCPL’s Spring Break To-Do List

Looking for some fun, and FREE, activities to do over spring break? Look no further, Plain City Public Library has you covered! Check out the ideas below to read, walk, learn, and create your way through spring break. (And did we mention they’re all FREE?) Visit the StoryWalk at Pastime
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January 20, 2022

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
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January 3, 2022

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
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November 9, 2021

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
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