Author: Maureen

Love stories about mythical creatures? Check out these chapter books, full of adventures with dragons! The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart by Stephanie Burgis Although Aventurine is a dragon, she's too young and small to fly outside of her cave. But when she encounters a traveller who feeds...

At the beginning of The Lightning Thief, the first book in the Percy Jackson series, we meet Percy, a 12-year-old boy. At first glance, it seems like Percy is just a regular boy who lives with his mom and is trying to figure out life....

Create a reusable gingerbread activity with this homemade, no-cook playdough! We'll walk you through how to make this scented playdough with some simple pantry ingredients. Supplies 1 cup of flour 1/2 cup of salt 1/2 tbsp. of ground ginger 1./2 tbsp. of ground cinnamon 1 tbsp....

  Library apps and how to use them This is the first part of a mini-series highlighting our library apps for teens. Today we'll be talking about Libby, which is the app version of Overdrive. You can find links to Overdrive and Libby on the Digital Resources...

  Looking for a great story about turtles and tortoises? Check out one of the picture books listed below! [gallery columns="4" ids="22683,22679,22685,22686"] Mossy by Jan Brett Melvin and the Boy by Lauren Castillo The Town of Turtle by Michelle Cuevas and Catia Chien Take Your Time: A Tale of Harriet, the...

Enjoy a wintery twist on a classic sensory bin! Materials a tray, preferably white white glitter white table salt Optional: a stick, pencil, or other writing tool Directions Mix the salt and glitter and sprinkle on the tray, covering it completely. Encourage your child to write or draw in...

Just Behave, Pablo Picasso! by Jonah Winter Pablo Picasso liked to paint whatever he wanted, no matter how weird and wacky it turned out to be! But some people thought that wasn’t right. Why couldn’t he make nice art and behave for once? They called his...

While 2020 has undoubtedly been a strange year, the Youth Services staff have found some comfort in a good book. Here are a few favorites that we’ve read this year! Check out any of the books below by clicking on the titles to place a...

Make your own ornaments! These are fun and easy crafts to do with your kids at home. We’ll walk you through the supplies and steps needed to make a tree and a reindeer. Supplies . Colored construction paper . Glue . Scissors . Popsicle sticks Extras for decoration (optional) . googly eyes ....

open

Beginning Monday, March 1 the Library will resume in-house service and expanded hours! Click here for complete details about the changes.  Have questions? Email us at AskUs@PlainfieldLibrary.net or call us 317-839-6602.