Plainfield Library building marks 40 years

The Plainfield Library building marks 40 years since its construction this year. It is shown above with Librarian Jane Juchems (Bethany Carson photo.)

The Plainfield Public Library will celebrate 40 years since the construction of its current building on Tuesday, September 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. with cake, punch, fellowship and a book sale. And festivities this year are just a warm-up for the 50th anniversary of the creation of the library itself next year.

     “We are going to have cupcakes, and we’re inviting people to experience the library,” librarian Jane Juchems said. “In Plainfield, especially since we don’t have a community center, we have a lot of things going here.”

     A quilting group meets at the library to create quilts for veterans, and another group of ladies works crafting with beads. Children enjoy story hour every Wednesday morning.After school, kids and parents come in to find books to support their education.        The library offers fiction, non-fiction, inspirational and youth literature, DVDs, computer usage and online programs such as Bridges. Sometimes people come to sit around the table, visit and enjoy reading newspapers and magazines.

 

Read more in the September 6 edition of the STAR.