Plummer Public Library Hours
Monday through Wednesday – 10-6pm
Thursday – 2-6pm; Saturday – 10-2pm
Closed Friday and Sunday
Happy New Year from Plummer Library…
It’s a new year! As we continue to cozy up and keep warm during this frosty season, let us help you find great books and movies to enjoy the quiet moments. If you just need to get out and have a change of scene between snowstorms, come join our programs where you will make new friends and enjoy fun activities.
January 3rd is JRR Tolkien Day. Come and grab a book or movie by this great author and be carried away into the adventure of a fully imagined middle earth world. Or 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. January 16 is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Let us help you find books to learn more about this historic figure in the Civil Rights movement.
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 January 3, 2023. The January meeting agenda will be posted under “About the Library” page.
- Next Friends of the Library Meeting – Library Friends meetings will resume in March 2023. 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
- New!! ADULT COLORING & COFFEE:
- Tues. February 14 from 2-4. Color some Valentines or work on your preferred coloring project! Stay as long or as briefly as you like.
- Adult Book Club – Thursday, February 9 at 6pm. February’s selection is: The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman: The miraculous arrival of a child in the life of a barren couple delivers profound love but also the seeds of destruction.Tom is a World War I veteran who maintains a lighthouse off the shore of Australia with his wife Isabel, a woman desperate to have a baby. Her prayers are answered when an infant washes up on shore in a rowboat. Tom thinks they should notify the authorities but ultimately gives in to Isabel’s wish to keep the girl. Fate strikes again when the couple meet the child’s biological mother on the mainland. Now, Tom and Isabel must make a decision that will forever affect the lives of four people.
- We are glad to order in copies of these novels for you to check out. Call Dawn: 208-987-0652 or email [email protected] for more info.
- Adult Craft Night –Thursday, January 19; 6-8pm. For January’s craft, will create cute tote bags from repurposed feed sacks. Call or email to sign up: [email protected] 208-686-1812
- Photography Club -Thursday, January 26 at 6pm. January’s meeting will focus on learning more about black and white photography, with a little bit of editing thrown in as well!
Did you get a new camera for Christmas? 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.
Children and Youth
STEAM projects with Melodie: STEAM for kids with Miss Melodie meets on the first and 3rd Wednesdays of each month:
Wednesday, February 1, 1pm-Can-Can robot:Learn how moving and non-moving parts interact when building a machine. Create a robot that draws on paper 🙂 We will have supplies available, but if you are able to bring a soup or vegetable tin can, that would assure we have plenty.
Wednesday, February 22: Please note- Because Melodie needs to be out of town, there is no STEAM on the 15th. We will meet on the 22nd instead, at 1pm.
Wednesday, January 25 at 2pm. This week is National Story-telling Week. Listen to stories and participate in making a tale of your own!
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–
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.