Author: Jan Owens

It's Good To Reread Your Child's Favorite Book Sometimes children want to hear the same story over and over again. That’s normal and developmentally appropriate. Children are taking in something new each time they hear it, according to research and articles such as "The Benefits of...

It's hard to say how much snow we'll get this winter. But outdoor fun doesn’t have to stop just because it’s snowy out. Bundle up and check out one of our featured books for inspiration! New Ways To Have Fun In the Snow Looking for new ideas...

If you're interested in looking at the newest children's books, movies, and music at the library, there are few ways to find what you're looking for! New book shelf The yellow shelf closest to the door of the Children's Room holds the items purchased by the library...

Fall is a great time to get outside with your child! Going for a walk and interacting with nature can give you a chance to explore and ask questions together without having to rush. Here are a few ideas for activities to try on your...

We have featured library resources with picture book collections such as Tumblebooks and Hoopla in the past. But did you know that there's a collection of read-aloud picture books that's completely free for anyone, with or without a library card? Storyline Online is a collection of...

Planet Protectors Series Is your child interested in helping the environment? The Planet Protectors series of picture books introduce topics in a breezy, child-friendly voice. Each book has a positive approach to small steps kids can take. They are written at a 2nd-3rd grade level, with...

Charlotte the Scientist Finds a Cure by Camille Andros, illustrated by Brianne Farley Charlotte is a rabbit who lives in the woods with her family, where everything is good. She enjoys science and even has her own lab to do experiments and research. Her grandpa, a...

The Bear Books by Bill Martin and Eric Carle Do you know the classic picture book Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin and Eric Carle? The words in the book make a pattern, which is a great chant to do with...

Do you ever want to find a specific item in the Children’s Room, but don’t know exactly where to look? That’s okay! Any staff member will be happy to help you find what you are looking for. But if you’d like to locate them on...

New for Babies and Toddlers Do you have a baby coming to visit but don’t own any toys for them? Or would you like to try out some new toys before purchasing them? Check out some baby toys from PGTPL! There are quite a few options,...

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