Gear Up For Reading
Welcome to the 2015 All-Ages Winter Reading Program

Click on the tab for Wee Readers (Birth - 35 months), Kids (Age 3 - Grade 5), Teens (Grades 6 - 12), or Adults (Age 18 & up)

   Adults       Teens       Kids       Wee Readers       Staff   
Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Monday, January 26, 2015
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Free small business mentoring offered by the Fox Valley Chapter of SCORE. Space is limited and registration is required through the SCORE website. Go to foxvalley.score.org, click on Book Now and follow the steps to register at the Plainfield Public Library. SCORE is a nationwide, non-profit organization dedicated to helping the owners of existing and start-up businesses assure that their businesses grow and prosper.
Location
2) SMALL MEETING ROOM
Library
Plainfield Public Library District
9:00 PM

Title
Date
Monday, January 26, 2015
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Genealogist Tina Beaird will be teaching part one in a series of courses on tracing your family tree. Learn how to start researching your family history using documents and keepsakes you have in your attic and around your house.
Location
1) LARGE MEETING ROOM
Library
Plainfield Public Library District
8:30 PM

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Learn new words, practice your pronunciation and become more fluent in English in a relaxed group. Meet weekly with other multi-lingual adults and an English-speaking coordinator to read aloud. Choose your own level and use newspapers, magazines or books to start reading with more confidence today.
Location
2) SMALL MEETING ROOM
Library
Plainfield Public Library District
11:30 AM

Title
Date
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Bring your current project or get ideas from other patrons that share your love of knitting or crocheting. No registration needed.
Location
1) LARGE MEETING ROOM
Library
Plainfield Public Library District
2:30 PM

Title
Date
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Practice writing English and English grammar. In a relaxed setting, meet weekly with other multi-lingual adults and an English-speaking coordinator.
Location
2) SMALL MEETING ROOM
Library
Plainfield Public Library District
11:30 AM

Title
Date
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Conversation Club is for any adult whose first language is not English. Come practice your speaking skills while learning about American culture. Child care will be provided.
Location
2) SMALL MEETING ROOM
Library
Plainfield Public Library District
8:00 PM

Title
Date
Friday, January 30, 2015
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Conversation Club is for any adult whose first language is not English. Come practice your speaking skills while learning about American culture.
Location
2) SMALL MEETING ROOM
Library
Plainfield Public Library District
11:30 AM

Title
Date
Friday, January 30, 2015
Time
1:00 PM
Description
During this historical portrayal, Edison speaks of the
trials and triumphs of his inventions, such as a practical light bulb, the first motion picture, and his favorite invention, the phonograph.
Location
1) LARGE MEETING ROOM
Library
Plainfield Public Library District
2:00 PM

Step 1. First, make sure you have chosen the appropriate program tab above: Wee, Kids, Teens, Adults. All patrons start by clicking on the Sign Me Up button to register, even if you have been a participant in a previous reading program.

Step 2. Once you have registered for Gear Up For Reading you may enter your library card number and click on Login.

Step 3. Once you have registered, log your reading here.

Reading Program Details
Set a goal for yourself of how many pages you will strive to read. If you are unsure of how many pages to set for your goal, we recommend 600 pages.

Then, from January 11 to February 22, read the number of pages of your goal. Books, eBooks, magazines, newspapers, books you read to your kids or as a family and/or audiobooks all count towards the program.

Record, total, and return your log or log online by 5:00 PM on Sunday, February 22 to receive a Plainfield Library desk caddy with stylus pen (while supplies last) for completing your goal. This is the ultimate organizer for all your gear and holds pens, coins, clips, business cards and phone.

If you read at least 600 pages, you will also receive an entry in the grand prize drawing. Keep reading. For each additional 600 pages you read, you earn additional chances in the grand prize drawing!




GRAND PRIZES

$25 Amazon$25 Kohl's
$25 AMC$25 Olive Garden
$25 Barnes & Noble$25 Panera
$25 Bed Bath & Beyond $25 Pet Smart
$25 Best Buy$25 Pet Smart
$25 Buffalo Wild Wings$25 Pet Smart
$25 Chili's$25 Red Robin
$25 Dunkin' Donuts$25 Starbucks
$25 Home Depot$25 TGI Fridays
$25 iTunes$25 TJMaxx/HomeGoods