Library week starts April 14; fines waived for pantry donations

National Library Week (April 14 to 20) is a time to celebrate the contributions of libraries and librarians and the perfect time to discover this year’s theme, “Communities Matter @ your library”.

The Plainville Public Library is celebrating by waiving overdue fines for any patrons who make a contribution to the Plainville Food Pantry at the library. Items needed especially are: applesauce, canned potatoes, Manwich sauce, canned chicken, diapers, baby wipes and cleaning supplies.

Libraries today are more than repositories for books and other resources.  Often the heart of their communities, libraries are deeply committed to the places where their patrons live, work and study. Libraries are trusted places where everyone in the community can gather to reconnect and reengage with each other to enrich and shape the community and address local issues. At the Plainville Public Library, people of all backgrounds come together for community meetings, lectures and programs, to do research with the assistance of a trained professional, to get help finding a job or to find homework help.

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. 

For more information, visit the library at 56 E. Main St. or see the library’s Web site at

Library hours are Monday to Thursday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.


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