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Fall is almost here! Start the season off with some spooky reads that will scare and thrill you.   The Taking of Jake Livingston by Ryan Douglass When a murderous ghost begins to haunt sixteen-year-old Jake Livingston, high school soon becomes a different kind of survival game.     Go Hunt...

Are you looking for a book with characters that have interesting, perhaps even questionable, qualities? Are you willing to overlook their unique quirks and spend a little time with them? If so, take a look at the books below, all of which feature characters who...

Do you want to learn a new language or brush up on your reading, writing, conversation, and comprehension skills? Take a look at the language learning resources Teen Central has to offer, as well as two digital library resources that put dozens of world languages...

Have you ever wondered how the books in PGTPL’s nonfiction collection are organized? The answer: using the Dewey Decimal System!  The Dewey Decimal System groups information into 10 broad categories, which are then broken down into narrower and more refined topics. The 10 categories are represented...

  There are so many ways to spend each day of summer vacation! We’ve put together three writing prompts based on this year’s Summer Reading Club theme: Oceans of Possibilities. So, grab a notebook, find a cool place to sit, and write some sea-riously creative stories. Prompt...

To help you celebrate Pride Month, we’ve compiled a list that showcases some of our LGBT+ books and films. Teen Central offers an array of queer memoirs, guides, and stories to educate, enlighten, and entertain.  The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater Trans Teen Survival Guide by Owl...

School’s out, and now you have tons of free time on your hands! Luckily, the Teen Central staff have planned some very exciting programs for you to attend on long, hot summer afternoons. Take a look at what we have to offer this June and...

Are you stuck at home, wishing you could take a trip and explore? Try seeing the world through pages in books about road trips and vacays! You can leave the state, and even the country, with these adventurous reads.   Lulu and Milagro's Search For Clarity by ...

This week at PGTPL, we recreated Katsushika Hokusai’s famous work of art, The Great Wave, using a variety of art supplies and household items. Follow along to make your own version of this seventeenth-century masterpiece!   Image source: The Metropolitan Museum of Art   Steps: Spend some time looking...

Created in 2016 by the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, the City Nature Challenge calls on citizen scientists from around the globe to make observations and collect data about the unique wildlife in their...