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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).

Additional Botley Resources:

McCabe Memorial Reading Garden to Receive Updates

Please excuse our dust while we put a fresh face on the McCabe Memorial Reading Garden located at the main entrance to the Plain City Public Library at 305 W Main St., Plain City.

To be installed this fall, the new landscaping plan allows for the removal of several trees that have become too crowded and have begun to damage the building, sidewalk, and drainage system. It will also freshen up the area with a focus on additional seating, thoughtful placement of vegetation with a focus on native plants, and an expanded irrigation system. A new library sign will also be installed, donated by the Friends of the Plain City Public Library with funds from the Della Selsor Trust.

Work will begin on the new reading garden the week of August 23, 2021. During construction the entrance to the library will be periodically inaccessible. Library patrons should watch for directional signage to a temporary entrance.

The Library is looking forward to the garden being completed in October for individuals, families, and small groups to use and enjoy. To learn more about the McCabe Memorial Reading garden, visit www.plaincitylib.org or call 614-873-4912.

Please enjoy renderings from the McCabe Memorial Reading Garden design plan below.

Employment Opportunity

Part-Time Circulation Clerk

The Plain City Public Library is looking for a friendly, energetic and customer focused individual to join our team in serving as a part-time Circulation Clerk for approximately 25 hours/week. The Circulation staff work on the front lines to make visitors feel welcome during their time with the Library. Our library clerks know their way around a computer keyboard and are quick on their feet. They answer questions about library services and talk to visitors of all ages. Circulation clerks think fast, change directions frequently and don’t let obstacles stand in the way of positive outcomes.

The desired candidate embraces diversity and has a passion for serving others. A high school diploma or equivalent is required but, even though library experience is preferred, we’ll teach you all you need to know about working in our library. Some days are a loud crazy rush, others are quiet, and some are simply a dusty mess.

The desired candidate must be able to work year-round.

The position: Monday 9am to 3pm, Wednesday 2pm to 8pm, Thursday 9am to 3pm, rotating Fridays 9am to 5 pm, and rotating Saturdays 9am to 5pm.

Your presence for some training days or special events may be needed outside of the regular work schedule. This schedule is firm as it’s currently the best fit to serve the community.

Our mission is to provide resources to enhance the quality and enjoyment of life; to do so the Plain City Public Library believes in:

  • Being excellent communicators; thriving in a flexible environment that values health, family and respect for one another
  • Ensuring a safe and welcoming environment for personalized attention without discrimination
  • Maintaining an accessible facility that fosters curiosity and discovery for all people, through traditional services, education and emerging technologies
  • Building community partnerships through dynamic outreach and wide-ranging programs
  • Being mindful of the cultural heritage of our communities and how it shapes us while we seek out new trends and embrace opportunities for the future

This position will close as soon as we find a great match for Team Library!

Click Here to Apply

Storytime Kits

Storytime From Home Kits are designed to make PCPL’s Online Storytime experience more engaging for children by introducing interactive early learning activities. These kits are appropriate for children ages 2-5 and include instruments and manipulatives that will be used at least once throughout PCPL’s winter and spring Storytime sessions.

Storytime From Home Kits are available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. Visit the library during Curbside Pickup hours (Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm) to pick up your child’s Storytime From Home Kit. Kits may not be reserved.

Each of these items will be used in storytime sessions throughout the winter and spring but feel free to explore and play with them anytime! Below are some suggested activities to go along with each item. Have fun playing and learning!

Rhythm stick activities: https://teaching2and3yearolds.com/easy-rhythm-sticks-activities-toddlers-preschoolers/

Egg shaker activities: https://picklebums.com/music-shakers/

Bean bag activities: https://www.ot-mom-learning-activities.com/bean-bag-games.html

Ribbon wand activities: http://www.beactivekids.org/assets/pdf/RibbonActivities.pdf

Silk scarf activities: http://www.thekavanaughreport.com/2019/01/play-silks-and-why-we-love-them.html

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