Summer Reading 2024

Adventure Begins This Summer at the Plain City Public Library 

The Plain City Public Library’s 2024 Summer Reading Program begins May 24th! 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 3 – 12), teens (12-17), and adults (18 and up).

Beginning May 24 simply pick up a reading log at the library or print one at home using the links below. You’ll have until August 2 to fill in your reading log and turn it in to the library. Reading logs can be returned in person, in the library’s book drop, by mail, or you can email a scanned copy or photo to awarner@plaincitylib.org (kids reading logs) or lpowers@plaincitylib.org (teen and adult reading logs) and make arrangements to pick up your prizes later.

Kids will earn prizes for reading for 6 and 12 hours over the summer! Teens and adults have the chance to win a gift card, tote bags filled with surprises, and other fun prizes. The more you read, the more chances you’ll get! Plus, one child and one teen or adult will win our grand prize: a Kindle Fire!

The library will also host a series of online programs in conjunction with the Summer Reading Program. Check out our Events page for up-to-date summer program offerings.

Download & Print Your Summer Reading Log

Kids Reading Log

Teen & Adult Reading Log

Not sure which book to pick up first this summer? Check out our lists of new and recommended reads for all ages in our catalog. These lists are updated weekly with the newest library material. Check out the following lists of recommended reads for children with titles that come highly recommended by kid readers themselves! In addition to print books, most of these titles are available as eBooks in Overdrive (Libby) or Hoopla.

Recommended Reads for Birth-Preschool

Recommended Reads for Kindergarten-Grade 2

Recommended Reads for Grades 3-5

Recommended Reads for Grades 6-8

Recommended Reads for Teens

Library Expansion Project

Update: The library will continue to be closed through Friday, July 12 as the roof replacement is completed. Off-site programming (Storytime at the Park, Murder Mystery Party and Dance & Sing with Miss Marlene) will continue as scheduled. Thank you again for your patience.

To ensure the safety of patrons and staff, the library will be temporarily closed for roof replacement on Monday, July 8 and Tuesday, July 9. Please avoid using the library parking lot, book drop, and pickup lockers, as well. Thanks for your patience and cooperation.

The Library will break ground this month on a building expansion which will include a workshop maker-space, community meeting room, recording studio, and drive through pick-up window. This project was made possible by a donation from Perry Yoder, a local retired business owner and library supporter.

Construction is scheduled to begin in March 2024. Check this page for updates as this project progresses.

Press

Madison Messenger: “Local businessman’s donation helps to make library expansion possible

Spring Break Events at Plain City Public Library

Visit the Library this Spring Break for fun, interesting, and educational programs for all ages!

ALL AGES STORYTIME
Monday, March 25
10:30AM
Join us for stories, rhymes, songs and other learning activities appropriate for ages 6 and under. Caregiver must attend. No registration required.

CIRCUIT BUGS: A STEM Project for Ages 8 & Up
Monday, March 25
1:00-3:00PM
Design your own circuit bug and use LED diodes, wire, and a battery to make it light up! Drop in any time between 1:00pm and 3:00pm. Project will be available while supplies last. This project is recommended for ages 8 and up.

MY LITTLE PONY: TAILS OF EQUESTRIA
Tuesday, March 26
2:00PM
Join us for a kid-friendly role-playing game inspired by the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic TV series. Players will get to create their own pony characters and collaborate with other players to work through various challenges while exploring the magical land of Equestria. During this session, players will be playing through “The Pet Predicament” gamebook designed for beginner players. Knowledge of the My Little Pony TV series is helpful but not required to play this game.
This game is recommended for ages 8 and up. This is a role-playing game, and players will be expected to read and write on their own, so it is not recommended for the youngest My Little Pony fans. Registration is required for this event.

CUSTOM T-SHIRTS: Make Your Own T-Shirt
Wednesday, March 27
6:00PM
Make a custom t-shirt in The Workshop and learn about the equipment used to create it.
Registration is required.

AFTERNOON BOARD GAMES
Thursday, March 28
2:00-4:00PM
Drop-in anytime between 2:00pm – 4:00pm to play an assortment of board games with family, friends, or other gamers. Games that will be available are:
Future Me Problems – Recommended ages 7+ – 20-30 minutes average game time
5-Minute Dungeon – Recommended ages 8+ – 30 minutes average game time
Space Escape: Mole Rats in Space – Recommended ages 7+ – 20 minutes average game time
Forbidden Island – Recommended ages 10+ – 30 minutes average game time

BEDTIME STORYTIME: Streaming LIVE!
Every Thursday
7:00PM
Join us on Facebook and Youtube for a LIVE online Bedtime Storytime every Thursday at 7:00pm. Enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, and more that will help your little one wind down before bedtime! These storytimes are intended for children ages 6 and under, but anyone can tune in and participate!
Watch on
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/PlainCityPublicLibrary
Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/c/PlainCityPublicLibrary

CUSTOM STICKERS
Friday, March 29
3:00PM
Want to create stickers of your very own? This workshop will teach you how to design and make stickers using Cricut Design Space and the Cricut Maker 3 machine. Each program participant will be able to make one 8.5 x 11 in. sticker sheet.
This program is recommended for ages 10 and up. Registration is required.