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Animated Movies

By: Hannah Rapp, Young Adult Librarian Last week, I settled in to my apartment on a Friday night and watched Zootopia. Yes, very exciting night for an adult woman living in Chicago, right? Anyways, I was excited to watch the movie

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Pokémon Go

By: Melissa Hilt, Youth Department Assistant Director If you have gone outside at all in the past week or been on social media you have probably seen and heard a lot of people playing Pokémon GO. Groups of people of

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Diversity in Media

By: Hannah S., Teen Blogger Diversity in media has become increasingly popular and is shining light on discussions about inclusion. Along the way, however, there has been an increase in misrepresentation in media regarding people with disabilities and how they

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Middle School Reviews: 11 Birthdays

What’s your name?: Aneeqa Meah What school do you attend?: Madison Elementry What grade are you in school?: 6th grade What are you reviewing?: A book. What’s the title of what you are reviewing?: 11 Birthdays Did you like it?: I absolutely LOVED it. The

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Middle School Reviews: Hidden

What’s your name?: Molly What school do you attend?: Hadley What grade are you in school?: 6th grade What are you reviewing?: A book What’s the title of what you are reviewing?: Hidden Did you like it?: Yes it was very exciting and sad

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Middle School Reviews: Ranger’s Apprentice: The Royal Ranger

What’s your name?: Auden  What school do you attend?: Clapham  What grade are you in school?: 6th grade What are you reviewing?: A book What’s the title of what you are reviewing?: Ranger’s Apprentice: The Royal Ranger Did you like it?: It was an

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Middle School Reviews: FIFA 16

What’s your name?: Shelby What school do you attend?: Saint Michael What grade are you in school?: 6th grade What are you reviewing?: A video game What’s the title of what you are reviewing?: FIFA 16 Did you like it?: Yes! I love

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What I Just Read – Summer of Sloane

By: Hannah Rapp, Young Adult Librarian Earlier this month I went on vacation with my family, which meant I packed plenty of light (but not too light) summery reads, full of fun, romance, summer camps, or in the case of this

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Building Better Readers

By: Leigh Ann Vock, Youth Department Page Our summer reading program is titled Read to Build. Our partnership with Habitat for Humanity will be helping to build homes. In addition to the physical building of homes, summer reading can also

Posted in Where The Child Things Are: GEPL Youth

TV vs. Movies (Take 1)

By: Hafsa A., Teen Blogger Lately, television series and shows are more preferred over movies in our society, possibly because TV has a more visual depiction of the characters, main points, and major plots. The events and other details are

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