Author: Lauren Weddle

While not yet a federally recognized holiday, April has been dedicated as Arab American Heritage Month from the 1990s onwards. The month is selected as a time to celebrate Arab American culture and contributions to the country. Listed below are five recommended books to read...

If you have experienced loss, you may be familiar with the analogy of grief as a ball that slowly shrinks over time. While everyone experiences loss differently, stories can be one way to help you cope and shrink the ball of grief over time. Here...

The patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick died on March 17 in the year 461 CE. Since that time, people in Ireland and Irish people around the world observe this day as St Patrick’s Day and they celebrate him and his accomplishments. Library Resources Here are some...

What is World Wildlife Day? The UN has designated March 3 as World Wildlife Day! The UN assigns themes to this holiday each year and this year’s theme is: "Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet." The UN General Assembly established World Wildlife Day on December 20th,...

Whether you want to learn how to cook, or simply want to learn new recipes, there are a number of resources available in Teen Central. The Teen Nonfiction collection includes cookbooks that you can put on hold. There are also databases on the Plainfield-Guilford Township...

What is Evergreen?  Evergreen is group of Indiana libraries which have agreed to share a catalog and items with each other. You can request books, DVDs, and music from over 100 different libraries throughout the state! Here’s how to make your online account and navigate the site! On...

Black History Month  Black History Month is a great time to celebrate the history and culture of African-Americans. PGTPL recently received a grant from Indiana Humanities and the Lilly Endowment, Inc. to purchase materials to advance racial equity. Today we're featuring five books from that collection...

New Year, New Challenge! Tis the season to work on reading resolutions! As 2021 approaches, library staff are already thinking about their To Be Read (TBR) lists. If you are also planning what you want to read, check out this master list of 2021 Reading Challenges!...

Banned Books Week is September 27 - October 3! This annual, week-long event created by the American Library Association celebrates the freedom to read by spreading awareness of the harms of censorship. People are encouraged to get involved and continue the fight for free expression,...

Calling all cheeseburger lovers! Did you know September 18th is National Cheeseburger Day? No? Well, you're in luck! Celebrate this cheesy holiday with help from PGTPL. Databases, novels, eBooks, and more are all at your disposal. Recipes AtoZ Food America is one of the many useful online...