The Library Board of Trustees voted on January 10 to ask voters to approve a $25M referendum that will be on the April 4 consolidated election ballot. This is a revised plan from the March 2016 referenda that did not pass. The new ballot question asks voters to approve a limiting rate increase that will fund a renovation of the current building, an addition, equipment and furnishings and it will provide funds to operate the expanded facility. Read the press release and also visit the Library’s Future page of the website for more details.
What’s New at Your Library
The Library is only receiving a small number of print forms and instructions due to changes with the government distribution system. Please call the Reference Desk at (815) 327-2515 to check the status of our supply before coming to the Library for forms.
The Great Read is celebrating 20 years of Harry Potter magic and invites you to submit a piece of original art inspired by the Harry Potter books. Bring your artwork at the Library by February 15. The Plainfield Library winners in each age category will receive a $20 gift card and move on to the regional competition for a chance to win a $50 gift card.
New year, new resolutions! And what better time is there to take on a new challenge? Whether you want to try something new, learn a new skill, or get to know a new technology, the library is here to help. We’ve put together 17 ready made resolutions to kick off your new year.
The Library is partnering for the fifth year in a row, with Elgin Recycling, to offer holiday lights recycling! While taking down your holiday decorations, you are bound to come across lights that no longer work; now you can be green and recycle them, earning funds for the Library to offer other green programs and events. Collection continues through February, 28, 2017.
Welcome, Writers! Your Library has made the SELF-e submission platform available for our local writing community. By submitting your book here, you can share your ebook(s) with patrons of your Library and libraries throughout our state. This free service is available to all indie authors, no matter which self-publishing service(s) they use. All that is required is an engaging story and your ebook file. Sound intriguing? Details and a link to FAQs after the jump.
Saturday, March 4 from 10 am to Noon stop by the Library to connect with representatives from over 20 local organizations. Find out how you can make a difference in your community!