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GPLD CONNECTS

While we’re staying safe in our homes we look forward to seeing you online, where you can receive a variety of Library-approved services designed to educate, inform, entertain, and more! Going forward, we’ll offer an array of virtual events and services from storytimes to lectures to crafts and an in-depth look at the online resources we provide that include homework help, genealogy records, online language courses, job search assistance, and so much more. The GPLD Connects links will be available here.

GPLD CONNECTS FAMILY FUN

Find the Moon with Miss Ginny

Miss Ginny has a Hide and Find game for us. The moon has disappeared behind the clouds. Can you help her find it?


Puffy Snow Paint with Miss Sarah

Miss Sarah will show us how to make puffy snow paint and create a fun winter scene - while we're warm and cozy inside!


Sensory Snowman with Miss Sarah

Let’s join Miss Sarah to create a sensory snowman! It’s easy to make, and teaches children about colors, shapes, numbers, and more!


Penguin Fun with Miss Ginny

Do you like penguins? So does Miss Ginny! Let’s join her for some fun penguin activities.


Floating Hearts with Miss Sarah

Miss Sarah has a Valentine’s Day science experiment for us – discover how to create floating hearts!


Nature Suncatchers with Miss Sarah

Let’s join Miss Sarah for a winter craft and learn how to make a nature suncatcher!


Ice Bowling with Miss Sarah

Ready for some winter games outdoors? Let’s join Miss Sarah for some ice bowling!


Draw & Tell with Miss Ginny

Miss Ginny has a Draw & Tell activity today – let’s join her and find out what Timmy and Tammy create!


Have You Ever Seen a Penguin Come to Tea?

Ready to sing and dance? Join us for “Have You Ever Seen a Penguin Come to Tea?”


Where Are The Mittens with Miss Sarah

Miss Sarah lost her big blue mittens in the snow – can you help her find them?


Counting Gingerbread Men with Miss Sarah

Miss Sarah has a gingerbread man counting game for us – are you ready to play?


Help the Snowman with Miss Sarah

Miss Sarah has a snowman, and it’s cute as can be. But it’s missing something – can you help Miss Sarah figure it out?


Hide and Find with Miss Ginny

Miss Ginny has a hide and find game for us – are you ready to join us and play?


One Little Owl with Miss Sarah

Miss Sarah has a folk song to share with us called “One Little Owl.” Can you sing along, and help her make the animal sounds?


Count the Pies with Miss Ginny

Are you thinking about pie these days? Miss Ginny is too! Let’s keep count of the pies at the Library today with this fun rhyme.


Gratitude Scavenger Hunt

Use these prompts to write a list or draw pictures of things you are thankful for:

Something that makes you laugh
Something that tastes yummy
Something outside
Something that is your favorite color
Something that makes a beautiful sound
Something that makes you feel special
A place that makes you smile
A friend or a pet that you enjoy being with


Rainbow Stew with Miss Sarah

Have you ever made rainbow stew? Miss Sarah has the recipe. She will show us how to make the stew, and we’ll learn a fun song, too!


Turkey Song with Miss Sarah

Miss Sarah has a has a turkey story for us... along with a song we can sing to help our turkey, because it's missing something very important!


Nuts for Mr. Squirrel with Miss Sarah

Mr. Squirrel is collecting nuts for the long winter. Can you help Miss Sarah count to make sure he has enough food?


Search, Rhyme, and Find with Miss Ginny

Miss Ginny has a search, rhyme, and find game for us and she needs your help. One of her scarecrows lost a pumpkin. Can you help her find it?


Apple Counting Rhyme with Miss Ginny

Miss Ginny loves apples, and she needs your help finding a red apple hidden behind a tree. Can you help her?


Strawberry Crumble with Miss Sarah

Miss Sarah is going to show us how to make a delicious strawberry crumble, and you’ll get the see the demonstration kitchen in the new library!


Bounce and Rhyme with Miss Ginny

Miss Ginny has a fun song for us that includes bouncing, rhyming, singing, and colors!


Baby Brain Builders with Miss Sarah

Miss Sarah has some terrific Baby Brain Builders for us that will get your little ones using their working memory, focusing their attention, and practicing basic self-control skills.


Magnus Glider with Miss Sarah

Miss Sarah will show us how the Magnus Effect will make some cups spin and fly through the air! Learn more at Instructables!


"Little White Duck" with Miss Ginny

Let’s join Miss Ginny – and some friends – for a fun story song, “Little White Duck!”


Crushing Cans Experiment with Miss Sarah

Miss Sarah has a cool science experiment for us: let's discover if we can crush a can without using our hands! Learn more at Frugal Fun!


Puppy Counting Rhyme with Miss Ginny

Miss Ginny has a fun puppy counting rhyme for us!


Spot the Difference with Miss Sarah

Miss Sarah is back with a fun game for us - can you Spot the Difference? Join us and see!


Solar S'mores! with Miss Sarah

Miss Sarah is going to show us how to make solar s’mores – which is perfect for this hot summer weather! Visit NASA Climate Kids for more information!


"Three Billy Goats Gruff" with Miss Sarah

Let's join Miss Sarah for a puppet show of the Norwegian fairy tale "Three Billy Goats Gruff."


Draw and Tell with Miss Ginny

Miss Ginny has a draw and tell story for us! We can’t wait to see what she does – and we hope you can join us.


Elephant Toothpaste with Miss Sarah

Miss Sarah is going to show us how to make Elephant toothpaste! This is a safe, fun, and fizzy way to enjoy science. For more information, visit Little Bins for Little Hands.


Which Cup Has the Pup with Miss Ginny

Miss Ginny is looking for little pup! Can you help her? We hope you can join us and practice your colors and numbers while helping Miss Ginny.


Rainbow Song with Miss Sarah

Have you ever seen a rainbow? Miss Sarah is going to show us a rainbow, and we’ll learn a rainbow song while practicing our colors and counting!


Bubble Caterpillars with Miss Sarah

Miss Sarah is going to show us how to make a Bubble Caterpillar – it’s a fun way to learn about science and experiments! Use this recipe so you can experiment with us.


ASL ABCs with Miss Sarah

Miss Sarah has a song for us – and we’re going to sing it and sign the alphabet using American Sign Language! To learn sign language, click here.


"What's in the Box?" with Miss Ginny

Miss Ginny has a game of “What’s in the Box?” We hope you can join us!


"Fish and Chips!" with GPLD

Join us to sing along to “Fish and Chips!"


Hungry Ants with Miss Sarah

Miss Sarah is going to teach us a song about hungry ants – and we’ll work on our counting skills too. We hope you can join us!


"Animal Action" with Miss Ginny

Miss Ginny has an “Animal Action” story for us, and she needs your help! While she tells the story, she needs you to do the animal actions. We hope you can join the fun!


Superhero Fun with Miss Lexy

Our Librarian Lexy created a fun activity for us - write about a superhero, then draw a superhero! Check the comments for a downloadable version of the activity.


Save Hamilton with GPLD!

Our Librarian Martha created a Virtual Escape Room for "Hamilton," because Disney Plus is releasing the filmed production on July 3 - almost a year ahead of schedule. Enjoy!


Ocean Action Cards with Miss Sarah

We’ll learn about – and act like - ocean animals today with Miss Sarah, who has some “Ocean Action” cards for us to enjoy!


Ocean Animals With Miss Sarah

Miss Sarah and her puppet friends will teach us a fun song about ocean animals. Let's join in!


Name That Tune with Miss Sarah

Miss Sarah is going to lead us in a Name that Tune game using her melodica. Come join the fun!


Rhythm Sticks With Miss Sarah!

Miss Sarah will teach us some fun songs using rhythm sticks! If you don’t have rhythm sticks, she will show you how you can use objects you already have at home. We hope you’ll join us!


Outer Space Songs with Miss Sarah

Miss Sarah has some fun outer space songs and activities! Can you join us?


Cat Under the Hat With Miss Ginny!

Miss Ginny has some fun planned, and she hopes you’ll join her! Can you help her find the cat under the hat?


Fun With Miss Natasha!

Let’s sing a song with Miss Natasha! She’ll even lead us through a warm-up so we’re ready to join in!


Scavenger Hunt 2 with Miss Lexy

Let’s take advantage of this gorgeous day to get outside and do a scavenger hunt; our Librarian Lexy has provided the clues.


Animal Action Song With Miss Ginny!

Miss Ginny has a fun game to play, and she needs your help! Can you join us?


Opposites Rhyme With Miss Natasha!

Miss Natasha has a fun game to play with us… are you ready? Let's play!


GPLD Sings B.I.N.G.O!

Join us for a singalong with our Library staff – and some friends – as they sing B.I.N.G.O.


“What’s in the Basket?” with Miss Sarah

Miss Sarah is back for a game of “What’s in the Basket?” We hope you’ll join us to discover what's inside!


Nursery Rhyme Cube With Miss Sarah!

Miss Sarah shows us how to make a nursery rhyme cube – and then we get see how it works. Join us for songs and fun!


Scavenger Hunt with Miss Lexy

Our Librarian Lexy created a scavenger hunt for us!


I Spy With Miss Sarah!

Miss Sarah has a game of I Spy for us – are you ready to play? Hint: You can pause the video after each question if you need extra time to search!


“Wheels on the Bus” with GPLD

Happy Friday! Join us and sing along to “Wheels on the Bus.”


Find the Frog with Miss Ginny

Miss Ginny is looking for a little green frog – can you join us and help her?


Five Little Monkeys with Miss Sarah

Join Miss Sarah for a fun game of “Five Little Monkeys!”


"One Little Red Fish" with Miss Sarah

Ready for a game? Miss Sarah will teach us the song “One Little Red Fish,” and we’ll work on counting skills.


The Rain and Sunshine Song with Miss Natasha

Miss Natasha is going to teach a song that is perfect for spring: The Rain and Sunshine Song!


"Pat the Cat" with Miss Ginny

Miss Ginny introduces us to “Pat the Cat,” who can magically change color!


At Home with Emily Arrow

Let’s visit “At Home with Emily Arrow” as she sings songs from Disney movies, including “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” from "Toy Story," and reads stories.


"What's in the Box?" with Miss Ginny

Our Miss Ginny has a game for you! Let's discover “What’s in the Box?”


Where's the Mouse? with Miss Ginny

Our Miss Ginny is looking for a mouse… can you help her? We'll work on counting skills too!


A Walk with Miss Natasha 

GPLD’s Miss Natasha is going to take a walk – would you like to join her and see what she discovers along the way?


"What's in the Basket?" with Miss Sarah

Join Miss Sarah for a fun game of “What’s in the Basket?”


Indoor Scavenger Hunt

Don’t let today's weather get you down – how about an indoor scavenger hunt? We’re providing the list of items (posted in comments in printable form), but feel free to add more items -- and maybe a few twists, too!