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GEPL Teens: We Need Diverse Books

By: Hannah Rapp, Teen Librarian Just over a year ago, a few authors who had noticed a lack of diversity in children’s and young adult books started tweeting about it, using the hashtag #WeNeedDiverseBooks. The conversation quickly swelled, the hashtag

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GEPL Teens: Teens Write – Summer Break

By: Sabrina, Teen Blogger Summer break is right around the corner and while many people go on vacation, some are stuck at home. Here are 10 ideas on how to have a fun summer break at home! The first thing to

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GEPL Teens: Read for Heroes

By: Hannah Rapp, Teen Librarian You’re still gearing up for finals, but believe it or not, summer reading has begun at the library! This year, we’re going to Read for Heroes and raise money for the Glen Ellyn Police and

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GEPL Teens: Teens Write – What I Don’t Read

Librarian note: we talk a lot on this blog about what people do read, and what they love. But sometimes, we find that certain types of books or genres just don’t appeal to us – and that’s okay! One teen

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GEPL Teens: What I Just Read – Dove Arising

Just when I think I’m over the dystopian or futuristic totalitarian government thing, I read something that gets me excited all over again about these types of books, and today’s sci-fi/dystopia hybrid What I Just Read definitely got my psyched

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GEPL Teens: Teens Write – Staying Motivated

Summer is right around the corner, which means school is finally coming to an end. After nine months of testing, homework, and studying, it is time to give yourself a break and spend the days sitting at the beach or

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GEPL Teens: Game of Thrones Read-Alikes

Now into its fifth season, Game of Thrones on HBO has brought high fantasy mainstream. Many of those who didn’t think they would be interested in ice zombies, dragons, magic, or crazy names like “Cersei” and “Melisandre” have been hooked.

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GEPL Teens: Teens Review – The House on Mango Street

Book: The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros Reviewer: Sabrina Summary: Acclaimed by critics, beloved by readers of all ages, taught everywhere from inner-city grade schools to universities across the country, and translated all over the world, The House

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GEPL Teens: Teens Review – And We Stay

Book: And We Stay by Jenny Hubbard Reviewer: Elaine Summary: A few days before Emily Beam’s 17 birthday she discovers that she is pregnant. Her parents’ insistence on her abortion leads to Emily breaking up with her boyfriend. Unfortunately, that causes her boyfriend to

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GEPL Teens: National Poetry Month

You may already know this (especially if you follow us on Tumblr!), but April is National Poetry Month.  Not surprisingly, this is often a popular month at libraries!  While we love to celebrate more than books, there’s no denying that

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