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GEPL Teens: Teens Write – Genre Prejudice

By: Elizabeth W., Teen Blogger Recently in an interview, J. K. Rowling, a leading fantasy writer, said that she doesn’t read fantasy or sci-fi novels. Another author, Kazuo Ishiguro, wrote The Buried Giant, a novel set in a fantasy realm

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GEPL Teens: Nerf Wars

By: Hannah Rapp, Teen Librarian Well folks, you’ve done a great job reaching your first reading goal (you already average well over one book per teen!) which means it’s time for me to face the music. Or rather, face the

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GEPL Teens: Teens Review – The Power of One

By: Ashley M., Teen Blogger The Power of One is “a true classic,” as my dad has told me multiple times (this being from the man who reads roughly two novels a week, if not more). I have to admit

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GEPL Teens: Deep Breath

Congratulations on finishing finals everyone!  Now that school is over and summer has officially begun, we’re keeping it short and simple for today.  Sit back, relax, and take a deep breath.  We’ll be back with more book reviews, teen bloggers,

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GEPL Teens: Late Night Study Is Here Again

By: Hannah Rapp, Teen Librarian Finals are here once again. By now, you know the reasons to come study at the library for Late Night Study – we’ve covered them here and here. You know we have hot chocolate, caffeine,

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GEPL Teens: Teens Write – Should School Be Year Round?

By: Britta, Teen Blogger Summer. This is probably every student’s favorite word. Typically in America, students get a summer break between June and August that separate their 180 day school years. This break was originally created for farmers who needed

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GEPL Teens: What I Just Read – Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

By: Hannah Rapp, Teen Librarian Have you ever read a book that you just can’t stop thinking about after you’re done?  I recently read a book like that (or to be more accurate, listened to a book like that) which

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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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