Author: Maureen

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...

Did you know that the PGTPL Children's Room has a whole section devoted to folk and fairytales? That's right! Head over to the non-fiction shelves and look for J 398. Some of the books in this area are collections of classic fairytales, and others are...

  As children develop their awareness of reading and language, it can be helpful to point out all of the many different ways that words are part of the world around us. Here are a few ideas to help encourage print-awareness in your child! Look at...

These books celebrate Black girl empowerment. From their curls to their imagination, these books show that Black women are capable of doing anything they aspire to and believe in! Bedtime Bonnet by Nancy Amanda Redd and Nneka Myers As family members braid, brush, twirl, roll, and tighten...