Author: Maureen

Do you love dancing? So many people around the world express themselves through many forms of dance. Here are some of our favorite picture books which feature dancers! Picture Books Click on the link to put any of these titles on hold. Dancing in the Wings by...

Earlier this month, during Library Lab Online: Seeds, Valerie planted bean seeds in a jar and in a plastic bag. Those seeds have been growing in the library ever since.  Check out their progress!    Day 2: The bean seeds in the jar begin to sprout....

Picture books allow kids to learn about the wonder and diversity of their world through picture books. With a rainbow of colorful illustrations, the following recommendations encourage children to explore our differences through honesty, kindness, and curiosity. In the process, they might even recognize a...

Do you love to make up stories about new places? Learn how to draw a map based on an imaginary world.   Supplies you’ll need Blank map templates [download and print here] Pencils or pens Colored pencils, markers, or crayons   Method First, download and print one or more of the templates and...

  Is your fifth-grader fascinated with mummies?  Does your 3-year-old love books about cats?  Browsing the library with kids is the best way to introduce them to books they will love, but what do you do when the library is closed?  Never fear--PGTPL is here for...

Looking to pick up a new hobby or need some craft-spiration? Creativebug features thousands of online classes and instructional videos. It also has a dedicated section just for those who are in need of some creative inspiration. Regardless of what you’re looking for, you’ll definitely...

We know that social distancing with kids can be challenging. Fortunately, authors, museums, zoos, and more are offering special online activities and coming up with creative ways to entertain! Here are some of our favorites. Authors and Illustrators Do you love the Pigeon books? How about Narwhal...

On Saturday, February 22, we welcomed Julie from the Indiana Skunk Rescue, who gave an informative presentation on both wild and domesticated skunks. She even brought Diana, one of her domesticated skunks, to meet everyone! If you missed the program but would like to learn more...

Do you want to make sure your child's car seat is installed correctly? Curious about the height and weight requirements for car seats and booster seats mandated by Indiana state law? Do you have questions, but aren't sure who to ask? For answers to these questions...

We love posting Early Lit Tips on Facebook, focusing on the five practices of the Every Child Ready to Read Initiative: Read, Write, Sing, Talk, and Play. Here are a few of our recent favorite #earlylit tips!   Read The more stories you read aloud, the more words...

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