Plummer Public Library Hours
Monday through Wednesday – 10-6pm
Thursday – 2-6pm; Saturday – 10-2pm
Closed Friday and Sunday
THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY, JUNE 19 in observance of Junteenth.
Due to City Road repair work
Library access may be limited on
(The alley behind the library should be
available to provide access to the
parking lot if road access is not available.)
“I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June.” L.M Montgomery
June is such a great time: wrap up of school for the summer, lots of outdoor work and play; flowers and wildlife flourishing…time to read a good book in the sunshine!
ALL TOGETHER, NOW!!!! Summer Reading is just around the corner! SRP sign-up begins May 22 for youth. Come into the library to sign up. Our theme: “All Together, Now!” promotes working together to achieve a goal or in helping others, and multigenerational teamwork. We will incorporate learning about teamwork across generational lines and provide group activities and fun projects and games which will be in line with this community, working together theme. After June 15, we will have teen and adult Summer Reading Bingo cards available as well.
LAST CHANCE BOOKS: Don’t forget to peruse the “Last Chance Corral” for great but lonely adult fiction books from the past. We just added some new “oldies” to our display 🙂 Come find a good oldie to check out. Slip a review of your impressions after you read your selections-we’d like to know!
We have begun weeding the Junior Fiction section. We’ve added a bookcase of JF “Last Chance” books to check out. Please come look it over, you may find a forgotten treasure! If you’d like to see it stay in the collection, check it out to keep it moving.
WE WOULD LOVE YOUR INPUT! The library has received a grant to purchase audiobooks and large print items. If you use these formats and have authors or genres you would like to suggest, please fill out a form at the front desk by JUNE 30. Children’s books are eligible!
- Board of Trustees meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 6 at 6pm. The June meeting agenda will be posted under “About the Library” page.
- NOTE: Adult Coloring and Coffee has ended for the summer season. We will resume this great time to relax and visit in the Fall.
- Next Friends of the Library Meeting –Tuesday June 13, 1:00pm the library. The group will meet informally prior to this meeting at 11 am at Twisted Earth Grill at Circling Raven Golf Course. Everyone welcome. Call or email library if you plan to attend lunch, and are not yet on the Friends email list, so reservations can be made. Consider becoming a member of this group which does so much to support our library!
- Adult Book Club – Thursday, June 8 at 6pm. June Selection: The Bookish Life of Nina Hill– by Abbi Waxman: The only child of a single mother, Nina has her life just as she wants it: a job in a bookstore, a kick-butt trivia team, a world-class planner and a cat named Phil. If she sometimes suspects there might be more to life than reading, she just shrugs and picks up a new book. When the father Nina never knew existed suddenly dies, leaving behind innumerable sisters, brothers, nieces, and nephews, Nina is horrified. They all live close by! They’re all—or mostly all—excited to meet her! She’ll have to Speak. To. Strangers. It’s a disaster! And as if that wasn’t enough, Tom, her trivia nemesis, has turned out to be cute, funny. Nina considers her options.
- 1.Completely change her name and appearance. (Too drastic, plus she likesher hair.)
2. Flee to a deserted island. (Hard pass, see: coffee).
3. Hide in a corner of her apartment and rock back and forth. (Already doing it.)
It’s time for Nina to come out of her comfortable shell, but she isn’t convinced real life could ever live up to fiction. It’s going to take a brand-new family, a persistent suitor, and the combined effects of ice cream and trivia to make her turn her own fresh page. Call Dawn: 208-987-0652 or email [email protected] for more info about book club. We love new members!!
- Adult Craft Night –Thursday, June 15; 6-8pm. Watercolor painting. Class limit 15, suggested donation 5.00. Call or email library to sign up and for more information. call or email to sign up. 208-686-1812 [email protected]
- Photography Club –Throughout the warmer months, photography will be meeting for photo op walks and gatherings, so places and times will vary. Call or text Dawn: 208-987-0652 for schedule and to make photo op meeting suggestions. 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 or text Dawn: 208-987-0652 or email [email protected] for info.
CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS– Throughout June we will not hold our regular STEAM sessions. Instead, Miss Melody will incorporate these into our SRP activities.
|Thursday, June 15 — 12:30 – 2 Pick up reading logs, learn about the program, and check out books to begin your summer reading journey! Super Helpers: Work together to help others. Make Slime, enjoy snacks!|
|Thursday, June 29– 12:30 -2
Swoop and Soar: Learn from Janie, who rescues injured eagles, osprey and other raptors and helps them return to the wild. Find out how people of all ages can work together to help keep a good habitat for these birds. Janie will bring some of her friends: real, live raptors for you to meet! Find out what size raptor you are! In consideration of the live birds, age limits apply to this program; please have an adult accompany your children. Call or email library for info.
For More Info about any of these events, please contact the library 208-686-1812/[email protected]
Browse the Collection:
Plummer Library has received a grant to purchase more Audio Books and Large Print items. Be on the look out for new arrivals and enjoy some great reading and listening!
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!
Downloadable Audio and E-Books
We offer downloadable audio and E-books for our patron’s use through the Libby app. For those who have been using the OverDrive app to download these offerings, please note that the OverDrive app will no longer be in service as of May 1st. To have the same access, please download the Libby App. This app will provide the same service the OverDrive app provided.
AVAILABLE AT THE LIBRARY–
OUTSIDE THE BOX IS BACK! The U of I extension office has brought us more ART IN A BOX and JUNIOR MASTER GARDENER kits. Be sure to get some for your family while you’re here. Take as many kits as your family can use; and only one adult instruction packet per family, please!
TEEN Connection Kits- check these out!
From the Idaho Commission for Libraries we have received 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.