Kids

In the library world, we follow Every Child Ready to Read, an early literacy initiative consisting of five concepts: Read, Write, Sing, Talk, Play. Using these key words, parents and caregivers can direct activities to help young children develop the skills that will someday lead...

  Biography Rick Riordan was born on June 5th, 1964 in San Antonio, TX. He attended school in San Antonio and continued his education in Texas throughout his college career. He graduated from the University of Texas, located in Austin, with a double major in English and...

How Does Your Garden Grow? A Library Lab Online: Seeds Update Sometimes in life--and in science--you learn more from failure than success. That’s what happened with the green bean plants that we grew after one of our virtual programs. In Library Lab Online: Seeds, kids learned...

It’s never too early to learn about history! Because they contain colorful art and simple text, picture book biographies are a wonderful introduction to fascinating people from the past. Here are ten of our favorite picture book biographies to try. Click on the link to...

  Whether you are a seasoned homeschooler, are remote learning as a result of health concerns, or are looking for ways to enhance your child’s classroom experience, the Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library has many resources that can help you! While some require a PGTPL library card...

It’s no secret! Kids love graphic novels, whether they’re memoirs like Raina Telgemeier’s Sisters or historical fiction, like Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales. Here are a few of our favorite graphic novels for kids! (Descriptions and links from the Evergreen catalog.) Favorite Graphic Novels Lowriders in Space by...

Children’s programming at PGTPL has moved online! We post two new programs on our Facebook page every Monday at 11a and 5p. The programs range from early literacy rhymes and activities to craft project walkthroughs and book recommendations.   [embed]https://youtu.be/u4wv9NEvpbM[/embed] If you want to catch up on past...

  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...

Planet Protectors Series Is your child interested in helping the environment? The Planet Protectors series of picture books introduce topics in a breezy, child-friendly voice. Each book has a positive approach to small steps kids can take. They are written at a 2nd-3rd grade level, with...

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