Plummer Public Library Hours
Monday through Wednesday – 10-6pm
Thursday – 2-6pm; Saturday – 10-2pm
Closed Friday and Sunday
March…From the first signs of Spring to Daylight Savings, March is a month full of new beginnings. Come to the library and learn more about the occasions it holds.
In this month we celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday (3/2), enjoy and learn about Irish heritage (3/17), prepare our tax forms, begin the first musings of our gardening plans. Find books or movies or can use the internet to learn more about these subjects or explore your interests. Grab a book or movie or just relax and read here and enjoy March! Check out the programs we offer where you can make new friends and engage in fun activities.
We have tax forms available for you at the library.
RECENTLY UPDATED WITH NEW SELECTIONS: Don’t forget to peruse the “Last Chance Corral” for great but lonely books from the past. Read these books so they won’t have to ride off into the sunset! We think you’ll find a treasure or two.
New this year: Adult Coloring and Coffee! Every second Tuesday from January through April: come in anytime between 2-4pm. Join us for socializing with a hot beverage and fun coloring sheets. We provide everything but the creativity! ….. And please bring your own supplies if you prefer.
- Board of Trustees meeting is scheduled for March 7, 2023. The March meeting agenda will be posted under “About the Library” page.
- Next Friends of the Library Meeting -The Friends Group will resume regular monthly meetings on Tuesday, March 14. Consider joining this awesome group of people who do so much to help the library serve the community; and have fun while doing it!! For information email or call [email protected] 208-686-1812
- Adult Book Club – Thursday, March 9 at 6pm. The March selection is The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick. “Nothing otherworldly happens in this feel-good debut novel, yet the story of an English widower who goes rummaging in his late wife’s past has the quality of a fable. When he happens upon a mysterious gold bracelet—with eight distinctive charms—that belonged to his beloved wife, Miriam; a beautiful and charming adventure and heart healing begins. Screwing up his courage, he embarks on a journey that will take him far from his comfort zone as he tracks down the story behind each ornament.” We will gladly order in copies of these novels for you to check out. Call Dawn: 208-987-0652 or email [email protected] for more info about book club. We love new members!!
- PROPERTY TAX REDUCTION WORKSHOP AND GROCERY CREDIT FORM ASSISTANCE: Tues. March 14 from 10am – 12:30 in the Community Room: Donna Spear, Benewah County Assessor will be available during these hours to assist with the property tax reduction program paperwork. She can also assist you with the grocer tax credit. Contact the library for more information. 208-686-1812 [email protected]
- New!! ADULT COLORING & COFFEE: Tues. March 14 from 2-4. Enjoy great coffee or hot drinks, sweet treats, and visiting with others. Choose from our variety of coloring page options and supplies or bring your own things to color. Stay as long or as briefly as you like.
- Adult Craft Night –Thursday, March 16; 6pm. Button Art! Come and create with an array of really cool buttons. Class size 15, so sign up quickly! Suggested donation: $5. Enjoy a relaxed and fun evening with other crafters! Call 208-686-1812 or email [email protected] to sign up.
- Photography Club -Thursday, March 23 at 6pm. If you are interested in photography and would like to learn more, practice with people who are also learning new ways to take photos! Bring a friend and enjoy learning and creating together. New members are welcome! Call Dawn: 208-987-0652 or email [email protected] for info.
STEAM projects with Melodie: STEAM for kids with Miss Melodie meets on the first and 3rd Wednesdays of each month:
(There are 3 Wednesdays this month so plan on an extra day of STEAM fun and creating!)
Wednesday, March 1; 1pm: FIZZY ART! Learn how to make and use baking soda paint
Wednesday, March 15; 1pm: Make your own St. Patrick’s Day Friend
Wednesday, March 29; 1pm: Salt Painting- painting with some dimension
Our planned story time for March 8 had to be rescheduled by our presenter. Be on the watch out for a possible reschedule later in March
For More Info about any of these events, please contact the library 208-686-1812/[email protected]
Browse the Collection:
New at Plummer Library: We introduce new Large Print and CD Audio arrivals on a monthly basis. Come in and find something to read in the display in the Large print section!
Does your vision make traditional print a challenge for reading? Consider the Talking Book Service: This audio library book service from the Idaho State Library is completely free to people who have trouble reading traditional printed material due to visible impairment or a physical disability which contributes to a print disability. Those who are blind or who have perceptual or reading disabilities are eligible. This includes autism, dyslexia, inability to hold a book due to difficulties with hands or arms, and other conditions which make using a traditional book difficult. TBS provides the machine and audio book and/or magazine titles (selected by the user), mailed directly to their residence. Returning the materials is as simple as turning over the mailing card and putting the cartridge in the mail. There is no cost to the user for mailing. Please come in or contact us at the library and we will help you sign up for this awesome service!
AVAILABLE AT THE LIBRARY–
SEED EXCHANGE– It’s that time of year again! We had so much fun doing this last year and are working on a scheduling a date within in the next few weeks to hold another seed swap and opportunity to share garden knowledge and experience. Watch our website and Facebook for more details, and please feel free to call or email with ideas and or feedback on helpful ways we can support gardeners and home arts here at the library through programs and information. 208-686-1812 [email protected]
Uof I Extension opportunity for adults: Come in or contact us for information regarding this offering of a Remote Professional Certificate Course to become a successful remoter worker.
TEEN Connection Kits: Check these out!
From the Idaho Commission for Libraries we have received two Teen Connection kits: these are take-home kits designed to provide everything needed to learn the targeted skills. We have a Bookmaking Kit which provides the opportunity to create a book or journal, with instructions and tools for book-binding; and a Make, Mend and Repair kit which offers instructions and tools to repair damaged clothing, broken appliances, and minor home repairs. These kits will be available for a 2-week check-out.
We love volunteers! Pulling or shelving books, creating displays, and assisting with cataloging and mending projects, leading or assisting with youth or adult programs, creating craft kits, or doing handyman help are all ways you can help make your library a great place for all. Volunteering is an excellent way to use your unique skills and learn more about how a library works. It also allows you to find some great books! Drop by and fill out a volunteer form and visit with Jenny about the special ways you can contribute to our wonderful library.
Yes! We have WiFi. You may access internet from the parking lot or within the building. Login info is available from library staff. Or, you may use the library’s public access computers. Printer is available. Scanning is not currently available.