Author: Maureen

In the past few years, we have noticed a trend of informational picture books about animals. We love the mixture of creative storytelling, beautiful artwork, and lots of facts about all kinds of creatures, large and small! Here are a few of our favorites that...

Do you load up your library bag at each visit? Are you a true bookworm who can't stop reading? This year, we're introducing a new challenge, Beyond Summer Reading, for children and teens who finish the Summer Reading Club and want to keep going for...

Julie and the Phantoms: The Edge of Great, by Micol Ostow, is the book adaptation of the Netflix series of the same name. This book is about Julie Molina who, like her father and brother, has just experienced the passing of her mother. Julie is on...

It’s time to vote for the 2021 Indiana Firefly Awards! What: The Indiana Firefly Award is an annual award for books for young children. Children read and vote on the books, and the book with the most votes wins! The books are available to check out...

2021 PCSC free lunches This year, PGTPL will once again host free lunches offered by Plainfield Community School Corporation! Lunch is free for any child, birth-18, and does not have income requirements. For all locations, lunches will be offered weekdays June 1-July 22, with no lunch on...

  Twelve-year-old Maya prefers reading comic books over doing her math homework. But when strange things start happening in her neighborhood, her normal life is turned upside down.  It starts when all the color drains out of the world, as if someone sucked it away through a...

  Sorting and classification are great ways for children to develop and learn early literacy skills. Making a game of sorting and classification is one of the best ways to introduce these skills to your child! An interesting activity will engage them and the hands-on learning...

When Fionn and his older sister Tara go to live with their grandfather on Arranmore Island, off the coast of Ireland, he doesn’t expect to discover a literally magical place. But that's exactly what happens in The Storm Keeper's Island by Catherine Doyle. As he explores...

What is Día? Did you know that children's librarians have a special day to celebrate books about children from diverse backgrounds? Sponsored by the American Library Association, Día, or Children's Day, is an annual celebration of children's books and a nationally recognized initiative that emphasizes the...

Get your scientific thinking caps on! We’re going to learn about ocean layers, also known as zones, with this easy experiment you can try at home! The ocean has several layers. For our experiment, we’re focusing on three of those layers: The Sunlight Zone The Twilight...