Kids

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...

Looking for a lighthearted book series for your early reader? Check out the Katie Woo books! These books feature friendly, colorful illustrations, and there are several spin-off series as well as the original books. Follow Katie's adventures as she and her friends learn about the...

Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library’s mission is to be the place to connect, discover, learn, and enjoy. With this community resource spotlight, our goal is to connect our patrons to local agencies.  This blog features Susie's Place, a local child advocacy center. Child Abuse Prevention April is National Child...

From Sunday, April 4 to Saturday, April 10, 2021 enter your original artwork in our Summer Reading Club Bookmark Contest! The winning entries for early literacy, children, teens, and adults will be featured on our Summer Reading Club bookmarks. [embed]https://youtu.be/S_YLmBFEuZ8[/embed]     Contest Requirements All artwork should follow the...

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...

Storytelling for Strong Literacy Skills Did you know storytelling is a great way to engage literacy skills for children of all ages? Make it into a game by taking turns adding to the tale! Wordless picture books are perfect for this. One person tells a story about...