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Author: Maureen

  Keep cool this summer while reading with this recipe for ice cream in a bag!  Recipe source INGREDIENTS ▢ 1 cup half and half (you can use 1/2 whole milk and 1/2 cream  also if you want) ▢ 1.5 tsp vanilla extract ▢ 1 tbsp sugar ▢ ice ▢ 1/4 cup salt ...

School’s out, and now you have tons of free time on your hands! Luckily, the Teen Central staff have planned some very exciting programs for you to attend on long, hot summer afternoons. Take a look at what we have to offer this June and...

With Summer coming, children may be spending lots of time with family and friends on roadtrips, on vacations, or hanging out at home. Here are some great games to check out using a standard 52-card playing deck. These are perfect if you need a lot...

Premeditated Myrtle by Elizabeth C. Bunce Fans of spunky detectives, take note! Myrtle Hardcastle is on the case.  In 1890s England, Myrtle Hardcastle, the daughter of a prosecutor, spends her days with her governess, observing her neighbors, and generally keeping an eye out for suspicious behavior. Her...

Historical fiction is an interesting genre because it can come to be in two different ways. The first way is that someone writes a contemporary story about a time of the past. The second is when a book’s once-contemporary content becomes a part of history....

  Spring is in the air! It is time to plant flowers and admire all the beautiful things Spring and nature have to offer! Below are some books from our collection that highlight Spring gardening, Spring and the power of persistence. Books to read together Spring Parade by...

Spring feels like it has fully sprung when trees begin their regrowth of beautiful new leaves. This Try at Home craft can be done any time of the year, all you need are the following materials: Paper Crayons Tape Assortment of leaves Follow these simple steps...

  April showers bring May flowers! When it rains, the grass grows, flowers bloom, and puddles are there for everyone to jump in! Check out these picture books about spring, rain, and growing plants!  Split! Splat!  by Amy Gibson; Illustrated by Steve Bjorkman Sing a little rain song with...

There’s something for everyone this month! You can find all of our April programs at PGTPL on our Events page. Morning Storytimes We now have a storytime Monday through Friday at 10a. These storytimes are geared for ages 0-5. Except for World Explorers: Animal Tales, no registration...

Young children learn a lot from music, especially when you sing to and with them. Singing is one of the five main early literacy skills: Read, Write, Sing, Talk, Play. Include singing in your everyday life with your young child, as you ride in the...