South Plainfield Library

January 20, 2022

Well, we’re almost done with January of 2022.  Right now, most people’s thoughts are ranging from, “Where does the time go?” to “When’s the warm weather going to be back?”  Well, the former is a perceptual thing, and we’ll have to wait another couple of months for the latter.  Meanwhile, let’s busy ...

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We are welcoming patrons back into the library—for specific purposes and limited amounts of time. The doors are now unlocked so patrons do not have to ring the doorbell to enter. There are some rules to ensure that everyone stays safe and healthy.  With the rising infection rates, we are requesting ...

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Well, there’s still time to wrap presents.  There’s even time to buy presents, if they’re still available and you don’t mind the last-minute rush.  You can still put up the tree, too, if you have it at hand.  But if you’re sending out Christmas cards, they’d better be going out on-line.  Yep, we’re ...

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In the hubbub of the December holiday madness, come by the library and treat yourself to a new read. After filling out all those cards, wrapping up all those gifts and hanging all those lights, you deserve it! And if you can’t make it in, you can always access a vast selection of ebooks, ...

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It’s finally December and winter is coming! What better time to stock up on books, movies, music and more to get you through the coldest time of the year. Don’t feel like leaving the comfort of your warm and cozy home? No problem. Library resources can come directly to you via the magic of the ...

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In spite of what you’ve seen practically everywhere, the Holiday season doesn’t truly start until next Friday, just as soon as the Thanksgiving dinner dishes are washed.  After that, you’ll no doubt be very busy preparing for whatever Holiday you celebrate.  So, now’s probably a good time to see ...

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We are welcoming patrons back into the library—for specific purposes and limited amounts of time. The doors are now unlocked so patrons do not have to ring the doorbell to enter. There are some rules to ensure that everyone stays safe and healthy.  Everyone must wear a mask over their nose and ...

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This November, the library is just as busy as ever.The children’s department is offering a ton of special events, in addition to our weekly storytime programs.  As always, all programs require advanced registration. You can sign up on our website to guarantee a spot today.  Join us on Saturday, ...

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So, how’s things going with the Halloween prep? There’s the candy to be bought, the decorations to be hung, the costumes to be prepared, and the monster movie DVDs to be borrowed from the Library. Speaking of the Library, we’ve got some news about upcoming Library events. Why not sit down for a ...

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We are welcoming patrons back into the library—for specific purposes and limited amounts of time. The doors are now unlocked so patrons do not have to ring the doorbell to enter. There are some rules to ensure that everyone stays safe and healthy.  Everyone must wear a mask over their nose and ...

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It’s October and the children’s department is back with more programming than ever! On Saturday, October 2 we’ll be honoring Hispanic Heritage Month with a cultural celebration for the whole family. Enjoy stories, songs, crafts and more at this all-ages event, held in-person, outside on library ...

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Time for some news from South Plainfield Library:             First, due to the rescheduled, belated Labor Day festivities, the Library will be closed Saturday (Sept. 25th).  We’ll re-open the following Monday, once they’ve removed the shrapnel from the fireworks.             At present, we’re ...

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September is National Library Card Month. If you’ve never gotten a library card, now is the perfect time to sign up for one. They’re completely free of charge and entitle you to a huge selection of books, movies, music, video games and more.  In addition to our physical collection, your card ...

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We are welcoming patrons back into the library—for specific purposes and limited amounts of time. The doors are now unlocked so patrons do not have to ring the doorbell to enter. There are some rules to ensure that everyone stays safe and healthy.  Everyone MUST wear a mask over their nose and ...

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Even though it’s already August, there’s still plenty of time to sign up for our Summer Reading Program. Adults and children can register via our website to earn points and prizes for their reading efforts. It’s never too late to get in on the summer reading fun! There are lots of children’s ...

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Well, we’ve got another month or so to go in the summer vacation season.  We hope you’re able to have some fun and relaxation in between the heat waves and thunderstorms.  Fortunately, South Plainfield Library can provide shelter and air conditioning, along with a bunch of other stuff.  Let’s see ...

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It’s July and you know what that means. Our Summer Reading Program is in full swing. Our program is open to children, teens and adults of all ages. If you’d like to register your children for our program you can do so at http://sppl.readsquared.com/. And if you need further instruction on how to ...

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Well, we’re just a couple of days away from the 245th birthday of the U.S.A.  And, aside from a few twinges here and there, our country’s still doing pretty good for her age.  South Plainfield Library isn’t quite that old, but we’re also doing pretty well.  Here’s a look at what we’re up ...

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We are welcoming patrons back into the library—for specific purposes and limited amounts of time. The doors are now unlocked so patrons do not have to ring the doorbell to enter. There are some rules to ensure that everyone stays safe and healthy.  Everyone must wear a mask over their nose and ...

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It’s almost officially summer and that means one thing - it’s almost time for summer reading! That means a season of programs, prizes and fun. Our summer reading program is open to everyone, including children, teens and adults. Registration officially begins on June 21.  If you’d like to learn ...

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Hey, it’s summertime!  Well, that’s what everything but the calendar is telling us, anyway.  In any case, as we get ready for (we hope) a more relatively normal summer season, let’s look at news from South Plainfield Library:             First, don’t forget that we’re once again open for patrons ...

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We are welcoming patrons back into the library—for specific purposes and limited amounts of time. The doors are now unlocked so patrons do not have to ring the doorbell to enter. There are some rules to ensure that everyone stays safe and healthy.  Everyone must wear a mask over their nose and ...

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It might only be May, but we’re counting down the days to summer. Yes, it’s almost that time of year again, and our Summer Reading Program is on the way. We’re gearing up for a season of exciting programs, prizes and personalized book recommendations. Keep an eye out for more details in the weeks ...

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Well, the weather has warmed up, the trees and flowers are blooming, and tissues are in high demand from allergy sufferers.  But, considering the past fourteen months, that’s a relatively minor concern.  So, here’s some news from South Plainfield Library to distract you further.             First, ...

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Bookmarks By Danielle Aronowitz   We are welcoming patrons back into the library—for specific purposes and limited amounts of time. The doors are now unlocked so patrons do not have to ring the doorbell to enter. There are some rules to ensure that everyone stays safe and healthy.  ...

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There’s always a lot going on at the library, but this happens to be a particularly busy week. Here’s a look at some of the special events happening soon. As a reminder all programs are currently taking place online via Zoom, so be sure to sign up on our website to receive registration links for ...

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Here’s an interesting historical item: did you know that on March 17, 1965, the previous Library building (and the third overall) was officially opened?  And, since the current building was built around it, that said building is still around, albeit somewhat changed?  Well, how’s about we belatedly ...

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We are welcoming patrons back into the library—for specific purposes and limited amounts of time. The doors are now unlocked so patrons do not have to ring the doorbell to enter. There are some rules to ensure that everyone stays safe and healthy.  Patrons may use the computers and copier, browse ...

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Let’s talk about books! Join your favorite librarians at our new online book chat. We talk about a different genre of literature each month. It’s different from a conventional book club--there is no required reading, no tough questions. Share your favorite books and learn about some new authors and ...

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What better way to celebrate the first day of spring, than to grab a few library books to read outside? Bask in the sun with your favorite murder mystery or cozy romance, whatever your preference, we have something for everyone. And if you’re not sure what you want to read next or if you just want ...

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