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Plainfield Public Library Summer Reading Program Kicks Off June 19

PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Plainfield Public Library's 2017 Summer Reading Program begins Monday, June 19.  This year's theme is "Build a Better World."

Registration is open during regular Children's Library Hours from June 19 to July 14. Books can be logged until July 21 and the program ends on July 28. The program is open to all ages but is ideal for children 12 and under.

The Young Adults Librarian will be conducting events and activities this summer as well around the "Build a Better World" theme for tweens and teens ages 11-17.

Download the Summer Reading Program brochurepdf to see a full list of events.

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