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?

Learning Resources

Ancient Earth Globe (Interactive): https://dinosaurpictures.org/ancient-earth#750

Climate and Environmental Literacy Education and Action Resources: https://www.earthday.org/education-resource-library/

Earth Day History: https://www.earthday.org/history/

Geology of Ohio: https://ohiodnr.gov/discover-and-learn/rock-minerals-fossils/geology-of-ohio

More Earth Day History: https://www.epa.gov/history/epa-history-earth-day

Recycle Right: https://recycleright.org/

Wiki Watershed: https://wikiwatershed.org/

52 Ways to Invest in Our Planet: https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-tips/

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 paint your way through spring break. (And did we mention they’re all FREE?)

Visit the StoryWalk at Pastime Park

Visit the StoryWalk® at Plain City’s Pastime Park, an innovative and delightful way for children — and adults! — to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. Pages from a children’s book are displayed in cases, which are installed along the walking path at Pastime Park. As you stroll down the trail, you’re directed to the next page in the story. Find out more about the StoryWalk®.

Find a great NEW book to read

Why not dive into a new book? Check out lists of new and recommended books to place holds online or make a trip to the library to see what new releases are available so you can take one home today.

Pick up a Fantasy Figure Painting Take & Make Kit

Have fun creating, painting, and taking your fantasy character on epic campaigns. This kit includes everything you’ll need to create your very own fantasy character. Send us a photo or video of your character in action for a chance to appear in a social media post. Supplies are limited and are available beginning March 21!

Learn a new language

Transparent Language Online is a fun, effective, and engaging experience for learners of all levels looking to build their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language. Combining extensive courses and supplemental resources for over 100 languages, including English, Transparent Language Online is the most complete language-learning system.

Check out a puzzle or board game

PCPL has a large collection of puzzles and board games for all ages! A rainy spring day is the perfect time to work on a 3D puzzle or try a new game. From Candy Land and card games to Avengers Monopoly and Trivial Pursuit, the library has a game for everyone! You can even check out a kit to host your own murder mystery.

Stop by a Little Free Library

Little Free Libraries are 24/7 book-sharing boxes that typically include books for children, teens, and adults. Take or give as many books as you’d like! Little Free Libraries have been popping up all around Plain City. Local Little Free Libraries include:

Canaan Community Mobile Home Park
The Meadows subdivision (residential)
Plain City Druggist
Plain City Public Library (side yard)
South Chillicothe Street (residential)

…and more! How many Little Free Libraries can you find?

Don’t forget to tag us in your social media posts! Use #PCLibrary to let us know which to-do’s you’ve checked off your list. Have a fun and safe spring break!

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:

Holiday Hours

The Plain City Public Library will observe the following holiday hours:

Friday, December 24 – CLOSED
Saturday, December 25 – CLOSED
Friday, December 31 – CLOSING AT 5
Saturday, January 1 – CLOSED

Thank you for your patience as we spend the holidays with our loved ones.