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  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...

While not yet a federally recognized holiday, April has been dedicated as Arab American Heritage Month from the 1990s onwards. The month is selected as a time to celebrate Arab American culture and contributions to the country. Listed below are five recommended books to read...

It's that time of year again! The flowers are blooming, the grass is greener, and it's getting warmer out. That means spring cleaning season is here! We selected five books from a variety of methods to help get you in the spring cleaning spirit. From KonMari...

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...

National Library Week - “Why I Love My Library”   Do you love the library? Tell the world you love your library by participating in PGTPL’s “We Love Our Library” campaign in honor of National Library Week by sharing why you love your library.    Starting Monday, April 5...

If you have experienced loss, you may be familiar with the analogy of grief as a ball that slowly shrinks over time. While everyone experiences loss differently, stories can be one way to help you cope and shrink the ball of grief over time. Here...

The Library will be closed Sunday, April 4 for Easter. We will re-open on Monday, April 5 at 9:00 AM. Even though the Library is closed, you can still access all sorts of free e-books, e-audiobooks, downloadable music, movies and more are available on your phone,...

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...

Celebrate National Library Week with us by replenishing Plainfield's Little Free Libraries! Food for Fines is an initiative to help cardholders pay off their fines while also giving back to the community. How it works: From Monday, April 5 to Saturday, April 10, you can pay off...

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...