Parents and Teachers

Information for Teachers

Quick Answers

  • You can ask for a longer loan period than the usual three weeks if it fits better with your plans.
  • We will visit your class for stories, book talks, and/or information about the library.
  • The library has a Parent/ Teacher Collection of books and magazines.
  • With a PIN number you can reserve and renew materials online.
  • The PCSC textbooks are here for students who forget to bring their textbook home.
  • Call us – 839-6602 x2109 – if you would like us to pull and hold books from a list or on a topic for you to stop in and pick up.
  • All students, teachers, and employees of Plainfield Community Schools are eligible for a free library card regardless of where they live. Teachers who are resident of course have access to the entire Evergreen system of Indiana libraries.

Bring Your Class!

We’d love to see your class at the library! Call us at 839-6602 x2109 a week or more ahead to schedule your visit. That way, we’ll be ready for you, and your visit won’t conflict with a library program or another class visit. When you visit, we can offer:

  • Tours, stories, book talks, and/or orientation to the Children’s Room.
  • Group project reference help.
  • “How to find a book” using our online catalog.
  • Theme or general book talks (also available in your classroom).
  • Browsing and checking out books by students, mix and match with the above.

Services for Children

  • Help finding books by author, title, subject, series or keyword.
  • “Reader’s advisory,” which often starts with, “I’m looking for a good book.”
  • Kid Kits for children who are ill or taking a trip. A staff member chooses a bag of library materials based on the child’s reading level and interests. Each kit may include books, DVDs, CDs, magazines, and paper-and-pencil activities.
  • Reserves on checked out materials. We provide materials from any library in the Evergreen system to Guilford Twp. residents.
  • Children’s Activities. These are generally free, but preregistration is sometimes required. They include family programs, topic-based programs for the school aged, early literacy story programs for babies, toddlers, 2 & 3-year-olds, 4 & 5-year-olds, all ages, and assorted programs for primary and tween children. In summer we have many special activities, and a Summer Reading Program to encourage children to keep their reading levels up by reading for pleasure…and prizes.

Children’s Materials to Check Out

  • Books (fiction, information books, toddler board books, early reader books, large print books, picture books)
  • Magazines
  • Books on CD, playaways, and music CDs
  • Plainfield school textbooks (excluding high school, in-house use only)
  • DVDs

sample AR labelAccelerated Reader

Many of our books are labeled with purple Accelerated Reading book levels on the spine. Download the brochure for more about Accelerated Reading and about finding AR books in the Children’s Room. Do you want to see if a certain book has a quiz? Go to the Quiz Store at the AR web site.


Local Schools

Plainfield Community Schools
985 Longfellow Drive
Plainfield, IN 46168
St. Susanna School
Grades: Preschool – 6
1212 E Main Street
Plainfield, IN 46168
Islamic School of Plainfield
Grades: PreK – 2
6555 S. County Rd. 750 E.
Plainfield, IN 46168
Plainfield Christian School, a Ministry of Calvary Bible Wesleyan Church
Grades: K-12
550 St. Luke
Plainfield, IN 46168
Avon Community Schools
7203 East U.S. Highway 36
Avon, Indiana 46123

Child Care

Looking for child care? Try these informative sites!

  • Child Care Aware
    Search for local care here, and average regional costs as well as all kinds of related information.
  • Child Care Answers
    A central Indiana website, which includes several brochures you can print out and general information.
  • Child Care Finder
    State of Indiana page with information about finding care and becoming a licensed child care provider.