The reading of all good books is indeed like a conversation with the noblest men of past centuries who were the authors of them, nay a carefully studied conversation, in which they reveal to us none but the best of their thoughts Rene Descartes (1596 - 1650)
I have a LOVE for BOOKS! I have passed this love on to my children and they have passed it on to their children. Books....what can I say about books? Writing is a gift that I do not possess but I CAN read! And I do! Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life-Mortimer Jerome Adler.
With this thought in mind- Have you visited the Plainfield public library lately? No you say??? Well, let me tell you just a little bit about the library and how it serves it's community.
First things first, if you would like to visit the library's website you can do so at http://www.plainfieldlibrary.net/indiana/plainfield_history.html Okay, now that is out of the way, let me tell you about this outstanding library!
I have to acknowledge that the reason I know this library is outstanding is because my grandchildren's other grandma works there. Her name is Laura Appleby. She has introduced our grandchildren to the library and how it works. I think it is important for children to grow up using libraries. And the Plainfield/Guilford Public Library is a good example of a library.
The Plainfield public library opened its doors on June 4, 1901. at 120 East Main St. it was started with 414 gift books for public use. The current location at the corner of Simmons Street and Stafford Road opened on October 4, 1968. It has undergone renovations and expansions over the years with its most recent being dedicated on Sept 30,2000
The library holds many events that serve the community. It is not just a building full of books, as good as that is! The people that work at this library care about its visitors and the children. I have attended ONE of the events that I refer to. The one that I attended was held this last Christmas,it was their annual Gingerbread making event. The kids come with their parents and spend a few hours decorating gingerbread houses that are provided by the library, you bring the candy!! a great time is had by all that attend! The children love it and you get some great pictures of the kids as they build their gingerbread houses. Besides this fantastic annual event there are other events held monthly at the library. Events such as "Shaking the Leaves of Your Family Tree" a Genealogy expert holds a "session" if you will, to help you understand how to trace your family tree! And then there is "Top 10 Gardening Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)" a expert gardener holds a seminar of gardening tips!! These are just TWO of the events to be held in upcoming months. There are many more, many interesting classes or seminars that will be held. To see what events will be held in the months to come visit the library on the web.
Well, what are you waiting for? Go visit your library and hopefully you are blessed to have a library in your town as good as the one in Plainfield!