Library News

We love our library volunteers! Our library couldn't function without them. We are still looking for people to help in the morning with checking in books and checking students out. If you can help between 9:00-11:00 (for all or part of that time), please e-mail swright@plainfield.k12.in.us and include “Volunteering” in the subject line. You may also call 839-0120. All volunteers must complete a limited criminal history check; forms are available at the office or here.
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Question of the Week

Each week students in 3rd through 5th grade are challenged to answer the Question of the Week. Students who choose to do so can find the answer within the library, but are not allowed to use the Internet to get the solution. Some recent questions have included:


  • Why Is Mars red?
  • What does the Hebrew word Hanukkah mean?
  • What is Boxing Day?
  • Two mathematical story problems
  • Why did millions of people leave Ireland in the 1840s?
  • What is the capital of Canada?

Did you know?

The American Association of School Librarians publishes Standards for the 21st Century Learner that are "to serve as a tool for school librarians to use to shape the learning of students in the school." These standards state that "Learners use skills, resources, and tools to:


  • Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge.
  • Draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge.
  • Share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of our democratic society.
  • Pursue personal and aesthetic growth."