Summer Reading registration is open!

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Dollar-A-Day Boys with Bill Jamerson

P1200086aA Musical Tribute to the CCC
Wednesday, June 1 at 6:30pm

The Civilian Conservation Corps was a federal work program created by President Franklin Roosevelt in the heart of The Great Depression.  During its nine year run from 1933-1942, 2.6 million men enrolled across the country including eighty six thousand in Minnesota. An average of 51 camps operated in Minnesota each year with a total financial obligation of 85 million dollars.  Our local CCC Camp opened up October 29, 1935 outside of Plainview where the men helped build Whitewater State Park.

Join us at the library for an evening of stories and music with author/songwriter Bill Jamerson.  There will be a question and answer session and book signing following his hour-long presentation. Former CCC members and their families are encouraged to attend and bring photo albums and memorabilia.  For more information, visit Bill’s website at:

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Tricia Cornell Author Visit and Farmer’s Market Kick-Off

2539937014_dc7c24f98a_oWednesday, April 27th, 6:00-7:00pm
Plainview Public Library – Children’s Room

Celebrate locally grown food with Tricia Cornell, author of “Minnesota Farmers Market Cookbook”.  Pick up some new tips, preparation ideas, and samples of foods that feature fresh produce.  Books will be available for purchase.

Members of the Plainview Farmers Market will also be here to answer questions and offer “Market Bucks” to the first 50 attendees.  Their first market will be the following week on Wednesday, May 4th at 4:00pm in the parking lot of Bennett’s Food Center.

“This project is made possible with money from Minnesota’s Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund and the people of Minnesota for Library Legacy Activities.”

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National Eagle Center Program

14323288338u1a4Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 2:00-2:45pm
PEM Jr. High Auditorium
70 1st St SE, Elgin, MN

Learn about eagle biology, ecology, natural history, and cultural connections with a naturalist interpreter and live eagle ambassador.

Brought to you by the Plainview Public Library and the PEM Jr. High Science Club.  The public is encouraged to attend this event but all attendees must sign in at the Jr. High office to obtain a visitor’s pass.  Cameras are welcome.

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Event cancellation

The  Jungle Book event scheduled for Thursday, March 24 has been canceled since there will be no school. Stay safe and stay warm!

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ComicsPlus_FB_cover2Through a collaboration with Rushford Public Library, we are pleased to announce the addition of digital comics and graphic novels to our collection that can be read on a computer or device.  Go to the River Roads Digital Services page and click “Get Started” to check out over 16,000 titles.

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SELCO Code Club

Introducing SELCO Code Club! Code Club GraphicKids will work through as series of increasingly difficult challenges using the programming language Scratch (a free online language developed by MIT). Those who have more significant coding experience will be able to move on to the Python language using the library’s newly purchased Raspberry Pi mini-computers.

The initial programs will take place on Mondays February 22, March 28, April 25, May 23 from 6:00-7:45pm. Depending on the amount of interest and the experience levels of participants, this time may be divided into two groups.

If your 4th-10th grader is interested in participating in Code Club, please fill out this registration form.

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Midwinter Used Book Sale

The libra"EAG-L-BOOKSALE"ry will host its annual Midwinter Used Book Sale from Monday, February 22-Thursday, February 25 during regular open hours. The public is invited to donate books, videos, and audio materials to be included in the sale. All proceeds will be put towards the new furniture in the children’s room.

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Star Wars Party, Thursday Dec. 17 3:30-4:30pm

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The Plainview Library staff is very excited about the launch of the new Star Wars movie. Fans are invited to join staff and volunteers for Star Wars themed activities and crafts. Be sure to check out some of the wonderful Star Wars books in the library’s collection. Costumes are encouraged!

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Printer Cartridge Recycling

1000px-Earth_recycle.svgThe Plainview Public Library appreciates the many donations of used inkjet and laser-jet printer cartridges that help raise funds for Library programming! We appreciate the time and efforts of our community to save and deliver cartridges.  Every penny is used to benefit the Library!

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