News

It's valuable for children to draw and scribble from a young age, because it helps develop fine motor skills. Process art, which is often included in early literacy programs at PGTPL, can help children develop those skills. Process Art Experiences Although children enjoy many kinds of art,...

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...

Saturday by Oge Mora Oge Mora is a contemporary picture book author who has published two books so far. Her first book, Thank You, Omu!, received a prestigious Caldecott Honor Book award and made numerous annual Best Book lists. Her second book, Saturday, has already been...

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...

  Do you have a young engineer in your house? Bring them to LEGO Club! Each month will have a different challenge for your child to complete, using our stash of LEGO Bricks. Whether it's building a bridge, the tallest tower, or something spooky, the program...

We're pleased to let you know that the library now subscribes to ProQuest's HNP Indianapolis Star newspaper database.  This resources of digitized newspapers covers 1903-2004.  Enjoy browsing the paper, or looking for specific items such as obituaries, advertisements, or family news.  The database is free...

On Wednesdays at 10 a.m., there's a storytime for toddlers and preschoolers in the Children's Room. The Events Calendar has details about each week. There is usually a story plus another activity: songs, a craft, science activities, art project, sensory stations, and/or free play around...

  Your heated car seats are toasty warm, you’ve picked up a delicious coffee drink, and the kids are snuggled in their car seats. Instead of getting out of your vehicle: why not simply pull up to the library and pick up your materials with our...

  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...