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GEPL Teens: How to Read Non-Fiction

Just in case it’s not already super obvious, I want to share something with you all: I am an avid reader of fiction.  (I know: mind = blown, right?)  I practically breathe novels.  What I am not such an avid

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GEPL Teens: Teens Review – A Walk to Remember

Reviewer: Sabrina Book Title: A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks Description: Every April, when the wind blows from the sea and mingles with the scent of lilacs, Landon Carter remembers his last year at Beaufort High. It was 1958,

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GEPL Teens: Creepy Reads

Halloween is almost upon us, and if you’ve been following our Tumblr, you know I’m pretty excited about that.  Among the things I love about Halloween are candy, costumes, pumpkins, cute black cats, and creepy reading.  Now generally speaking, I don’t

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GEPL Teens: Teens Write – What You Need to Know about the We Need Diverse Books Campaign

Growing up it was always frustrating that many book characters I aspired to be like were often nothing like me. Say, for example, the pretty, popular girl who got the guy of her dreams in a romantic novel, or the

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GEPL Teens: One Year Later

Guess what?  As of last week, I have officially been your teen librarian for a year now!  I hope some of you are excited about that – I know I certainly am.  It’s been a wonderful year for me here

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GEPL Teens: Teens Review – Tuesdays with Morrie

Reviewer: Sabrina Book Title: Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom Description: Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, and gave you sound

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GEPL Teens: World War II Historical Fiction

Last time I discussed historical fiction on this blog, I specifically talked about how it sometimes seems like reading fantasy.  Well, today’s historical fiction list definitely does not feel like fantasy.  Perhaps it’s just because it’s a more recent period,

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GEPL Teens: Teens Write – Cool Kids

Just recently, while chilling out and listening to some tunes, I came across a song called Cool Kids by Echosmith. As guessed from the title, it acknowledges the difficulties of social life as a young adult.  As a high school

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GEPL Teens: What I’m Reading Now – Clariel

One of the most exciting things about being librarian is that sometimes I luck out and get to read a hotly anticipated new release ahead of time.  This is always exciting, but when that new release is the prequel to

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GEPL Teens: Teens Write – The Power of Literature

As was noted everywhere from this blog to Buzzfeed quizzes, Banned book week was observed in September. While I could spout all the fun facts I learned about challenged works, I find myself reflecting further on the power of literature

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