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Author: Maureen

The new school year has started and with it, PGTPL is here to help! Parents and educators can find helpful resources and services from the library to support learning for their students. Digital Resources We recommend these digital resources for students and educators:  Scholastic Teachables: An online...

Even if you can't make it to the Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library in person, there are many helpful services you can use at home!  Library services at home Homebound delivery  If you’re unable to leave your home to come to the library, we can bring you a monthly...

School is starting already! With that in mind, try reading a couple of our books focused on returning back to the classroom! The Cool Bean by Jory John A story about how kindness is really the coolest thing in the world, The Cool Bean follows a young...

Have you ever felt different? Maybe like no one understands what you’re going through? This is what it’s like for many people who experience a disability. A disability can be physical, developmental, emotional or all of the above. It's simply something that causes a person...

Have you ever wondered how the books in PGTPL’s nonfiction collection are organized? The answer: using the Dewey Decimal System!  The Dewey Decimal System groups information into 10 broad categories, which are then broken down into narrower and more refined topics. The 10 categories are represented...

Looking to engage your tween reader? Here are five tips to help promote reading for children ages 10-13: Read for enjoyment Tweens do a lot of reading for school and may not show interest in every required reading assignment. Take breaks from non-preferred reading and encourage reading...

Come to PGTPL and dive into our Junior Library of Things. Here are a few ocean-themed games and activities available to check out or play at the library.  Here, Fishy, Fishy! by: Kristin Muckel, HABA Games, ages 2+ Part of Haba’s “My Very First Game” series, this game...

Looking for a fun program for your family this summer? PGTPL Children’s staff are on the go! Starting in May, we’re offering programs with Hummel Park and the Town of Plainfield Parks on a monthly basis. Attendees at our park programs will receive a nature...

  There are so many ways to spend each day of summer vacation! We’ve put together three writing prompts based on this year’s Summer Reading Club theme: Oceans of Possibilities. So, grab a notebook, find a cool place to sit, and write some sea-riously creative stories. Prompt...

Have you ever gone to a backyard picnic with a taco or chili bar? Maybe it’s time for a ramen bar! Ramen is another meal that can be assembled by each person after the party has started. To top it all off (see what we did...