New Services and Programs Await at the Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library
Writer / Joanna Carter
The new year promises to be full of new and exciting things at the Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library. The library leaders will be unveiling the new Library On the Go van in the spring of 2022. This vehicle will provide several valuable services to the community, such as a mobile computer lab, pickup and drop-off for library materials, school visits, as well as checkout service for library materials.
Four new self-checkout units will be installed in early 2022. These new devices will have large display screens, sleek design and full payment integration. Nontraditional items will continue to be added to the library’s collection. Some materials offered in the Library of Things collection include tools like a stud finder, post-hole digger and metal detector, as well as oversized party games like Connect Four, Jenga and chess, along with party supplies like a balloon inflator, bubble machine and balloon arch.
Passes for free admission to local museums and attractions will be available for checkout. Passes to the Indiana State Museum, the Eiteljorg Museum and Indiana Historical Society will be available. The library leaders most recently added a pass to the Rhythm! Discovery Center and will soon be adding a pass to the Indiana Medical History Museum.
Community members are welcome to participate in the first-ever Plainfield History Harvest from January 21 through 23. Stop by the Indiana Room any time during the History Harvest to share and scan historical documents pertaining to Plainfield such as deeds, wills, photographs, newspaper clippings and more.
The library has a fantastic lineup of programs scheduled for 2022. “Crispus Attucks: From the Beginning” will be presented on February 17 at 6:30 p.m. for Black History Month. The program will be presented by Robert Chester, curator of the Crispus Attucks Museum in Indianapolis.
On March 8, 2022, storyteller Sally Perkins will perform “For the Love of May,” featuring the story of May Wright Sewall, who had a major influence on Indianapolis, the Indiana suffrage movement and the development of education for girls.
The Friends of the Library annual Arts Gala fundraiser will be held on Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30. Local artists and artisans will be on site to sell their beautifully handcrafted items. A special Starlight Reception will be held the evening of Friday, April 29 with live music, wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres.
The Summer Reading Club theme for 2022 is “Oceans of Possibilities,” and will include reading, events and fun prizes for all ages.
For more information on library events and resources, visit plainfieldlibrary.net.