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GEPL Teens: Summer Reading Wrap-Up

By: Hannah Rapp, Teen Librarian Much to everyone’s dismay, the end of summer is finally almost here. School starts next week, the weather is getting cooler, and of course, summer reading is over – though the humiliation for me is

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GEPL Teens: Teens Write – Summer Homework

By: Britta J., Teen Blogger Summer Homework. The bane of all students’ existence, and if you’re like me, you hadn’t even thought about it until today. It seems each year, more and more busy work is piled on us until

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GEPL Teens: What I Just Read – The Summer of Chasing Mermaids

By: Hannah Rapp, Teen Librarian I’ve been doing a lot of good reading this summer (we have a staff summer reading program too!) so once again, you get to hear my thoughts on another great, summery read! What I Just

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GEPL Teens: Teens Write – Fandoms

By: Elizabeth W., Teen Blogger Fandoms have recently become a major part of how people interact with a book, movie, or TV show. In many ways a fandom is just a place to talk about a work you like with

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GEPL Teens: What I Just Read – Honey Girl

By: Hannah Rapp, Teen Librarian I’ve been on a kick this summer of reading (big surprise) summery books! This season has been full of flip-flops, beaches, water, and lazy days for me – at least when I’m reading! This latest

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GEPL Teens: Teens Review – Before I Die

By: Alison O., Teen Blogger I recently read and enjoyed the book Before I Die by Jenny Downham. This book follows a teenage girl who is battling terminal cancer.  She decides to create a list with her best friend of

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GEPL Teens: Sequels

By: Hannah Rapp, Teen Librarian Sequels often get a lot of grief, especially when they fail to live up to the expectations we’ve formed since the first book (or movie, or whatever.) Look at how fans reacted to the final

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GEPL Teens: Teens Write – Technology & Teenagers Take 4

By: Roy M., Teen Blogger A big debate that people are having today is whether or not technology is a good or bad thing for teens to have. Attachment to smartphones can be a good and bad thing. Some good

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GEPL Teens: What I Just Read – Under a Painted Sky

By: Hannah Rapp, Teen Librarian Everyone has certain genres or stories they tend to gravitate towards or away from. It’s natural! But once again, I’ve been reminded how important it is to not let those tendencies get in the way

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GEPL Teens: Teens Write – Technology & Teenagers Take 3

By: Sabrina A., Teen Blogger You are standing in line at a coffee shop and the person in front of you is using their smart phone. At school, iPads are being used for textbooks and homework. Technology makes most people’s

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