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About Plainfield Area Public Library

Plainfield Area Public Library front entrace

Plainfield Area Public Library serves a population of 79,500 in the Village of Plainfield, unincorporated Plainfield Township, and portions of unincorporated Wheatland Township, the Village of Bolingbrook in Wheatland Township and the Village of Romeoville in Plainfield Township.

In Fiscal Year 2022, the Plainfield Area Public Library served the community with:

  • 590,011 items checked out
  • 30,386 active library cards
  • 16,472 attended a program
  • 22,815 elementary school students visited by our School Services librarians
  • 1,561 Curbside Pickups & 1,283 Grab & Go Locker visits
  • 8,022 packets of seeds from our Seed Library given out

We are pleased to share our annual report, covering the 2021-2022 fiscal year.
This report highlights how the Library’s programs and services support our mission statement and goals. Explore how the Library strives to educate, inform, entertain and culturally enrich our community. View the full FY 21-22 Annual Report here.

To learn more about the Library’s plans for the years to come, please visit our Library’s Future page.

Our Vision:


The Library educates the community by raising awareness of all that it offers. The Library strives to captivate the attention of individuals  by connecting them with materials, technology, and programs – there is truly something for everyone at the Library.  The Library connects by making access easy and growing in a sustainable way.

Our Mission

We strive to educate, inform, entertain, and culturally enrich our community.

The Library’s mission states what the Library will do to achieve its vision. Carrying out the mission is an ongoing process that promotes lifelong learning, civic participation, the joy of reading, and cultural understanding. All library services and programs connect to the mission and the work of staff helps the Library advance this mission every day.

Library Policies

The following library policies & appendices are available for download and review:

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