Readers’ Advisory

As the Irish-American poet Thomas Augustine Daly said, "For the whole world is Irish on the seventeenth o' March!"  In celebration of the Emerald Isle we have plenty of materials available, from online databases to novels, from children’s stories to e-books.  Here are just a...

On Saturday, February 22, we welcomed Julie from the Indiana Skunk Rescue, who gave an informative presentation on both wild and domesticated skunks. She even brought Diana, one of her domesticated skunks, to meet everyone! If you missed the program but would like to learn more...

The Start of a New Series! The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin: Three-time Hugo Award winner Jemisin introduces us to a fantastical New York City in this staggering series starter! New York is literally alive and its very soul is being threatened by a malevolent...

Once a year, librarians across the country eagerly await the announcement of the Youth Media Awards, hosted by the American Library Association. Committees select the best books and media for children and young adults in many categories. People speculate about what will win and even...

It’s winter. It’s probably cold and snowy and windy. But then again, this is Indiana, so the weather is probably just plain strange. Here are some exciting upcoming books to keep you warm and cozy inside.   The Thrill of Being a Trophy Wife...

Snow! Snow! Numerous wonderful books have been written about snow, and PGTPL owns a variety of them. Here are a few favorites. Picture Books About Snow Snow Party by Harriet Ziefert is joyfully, beautifully illustrated. In the story, snow falls at night, and the snow people gather...

On Your Mark, Get Set, Goals! As 2019 winds down and we think about 2020 resolutions, it's a good time to start thinking about reading goals. Creating a list of books for the new year is very exciting and there are many reading challenges available to...

As 2019 draws to a close, it’s nice to take a moment to look over the books we’ve read during the year. While everyone’s list will be different, here are a few titles published this year that we enjoyed. Picture Books [gallery columns="5" ids="21140,21139,21138,21137,21136"] The Balcony by Melissa...

If you have a craving for something a little weird this winter, consider picking up one of these paranormal young adult novels! From witches to El Cuco, historical fiction to modern stories, there are plenty of options to choose. They are all available at the...

  Did you know it’s Dinovember? We’ve been having fun with our dinosaur theme in Pop-Up Playgroup, every Friday at 10 a.m. Of course, we hope you can join us for the remaining session. But regardless, here are a few picture books about dinosaurs we recommend! Informational...

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