Author: Maureen

  If you want to connect with your kids and encourage their curiosity, try asking them open-ended questions! Often when adults talk to children, we ask questions with specific answers: “Did you have a good day at school?” “What is your favorite color?” “Do you want...

Congratulations to everyone who participated in our online-only Summer Reading Club this year! Summer Reading Club is about reading – for fun, for averting some of that summer slide, and for establishing good literacy habits for everyone – babies to adults! Children, Teens, and Adults all...

  From Gambia to the Florida Keys, these books show simple yet powerful ways to take care of our amazing planet! Click on the title to place a hold through Evergreen.   One Plastic Bag by Miranda Paul In Njau, Gambia, a girl named Isatou has a broken basket. But...

Even the smallest children enjoy creating art! But dealing with the mess isn’t so fun. Here are three ideas for mess-free art projects to try at home! Tiny Art Projects First, painting in a bag is a simple project for babies and toddlers! Take a piece of...

Summer is a wonderful time for kids to delve into the world of computer coding. Here is a roundup of some of our favorite coding resources for children, available either at the library or online. Books available at PGTPL Baby Loves Coding by Ruth Spiro Introduce your little...

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...

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