Plainville library celebrates 123 years

Published on Saturday, 7 October 2017 21:53


PLAINVILLE - The Plainville Public Library celebrated a milestone on Saturday.

The library turned 123 years old and celebrated accordingly with cake and other birthday-related activities, including balloons and magic.

“I love it,” Ela Szymczyk, a Plainville resident, said of Saturday’s activities and other events the library brings in. She brought her two sons, ages 4 and 8.

“They work closely with the schools,” she continued. “The school sends out emails telling you about everything that’s going on. We come here very often.”

Ericka Bajrami, head of children’s services at the library, planned all the day’s activities, which included serving cake to all the children and having them make birthday cards.

She also booked a magician, who put on two workshops, one on magic tricks, the other on balloon making.

“It was good,” Bajrami said of the morning activities, noting that plenty were still to come in store for the afternoon. “The kids are enjoying themselves.”

“Everybody enjoys morning cake,” she said.

Bogumila Kadzielnik of Plainville brought her young son, Alex, to celebrate the library’s birthday.

“We’re usually here four to five days a week,” she said. “They have really great children’s programs and he really likes coming here.”

For a complete listing of events at the library, visit and click on the “calendar” icon.

To learn more about the children’s programming that the library offers, click on the “children” icon on the home screen or call 860-793-1450.

The library also has a Facebook page and an Instagram account on which news and events are announced.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or at

Posted in New Britain Herald, General News, Plainville on Saturday, 7 October 2017 21:53. Updated: Saturday, 7 October 2017 21:55.