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GEPL Kids: Read for Heroes

By: Melissa Hilt, Youth Department Assistant Director There are many different kinds of heroes. Some people look up to a historical figure like Abraham Lincoln or Martin Luther King Jr. Others may look up to their teachers or a family

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GEPL Tweens: Geekway to the West

By: Christina Keasler, Tween Librarian The Taste of Glen Ellyn was last weekend. GEPL staff was there to help register anyone interested for summer reading. I was dreaming of funnel cake, my favorite. I didn’t attend this year. Instead, I

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GEPL Kids: Summer Reading School Challenge

By: Amy Waters, School Liaison Calling all Super Readers! Can you help your Glen Ellyn elementary school be the TROPHY winner in the summer reading school challenge? We think the answer is yes! But even if your school doesn’t win

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GEPL Tweens: Read for Heroes

By: Christina Keasler, Tween Librarian Summer reading is upon us! You can even register online. Students entering grades 6-8 will be stylish all summer in their GEPL sunglasses that they will receive by registering for our summer reading program. The

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GEPL Tweens: Tween Programming This Week

By: Christina Keasler, Tween Librarian   Man! We have a lot of middle school programming happening this week! Monday was National Star Wars Day.     Kids from 4th through 8th grade were able to make edible R2D2s and fold

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GEPL Kids: May the Fourth Be With You

By: Courtney Moore, Youth Programming Associate Are you a Jedi? Have you dedicated your life to the light side of the Force? May 4th, May the Fourth Be With You, is a day dedicated to all things Star Wars. Are

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GEPL Kids: Screen Free Week

By: Kate Easley, GEPL Youth Librarian Next week is Screen-Free Week which is a great time to put down your phone or tablet, turn off the t.v., and enjoy time with your family and friends. Use this week to go

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GEPL Tweens: Kites

By: Christina Keasler, Tween Librarian It’s certainly been windy outside lately. This is the perfect weather for kite flying. Now, you’re probably saying, “Miss Christina, why in the world would I want to fly a kite? That’s dumb.” To which,

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GEPL Kids: Changes and Transitions

By: Bari Ericson, Youth Programming Associate Now for something profound . . . “Change is hard.”  (Okay, I said profound, not original.) And it’s true. I know this from personal experience, because my family is going through a lot of

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GEPL Tweens: Money Smart Week

By: Christina Keasler, Tween Librarian This week is Money Smart Week. The library is hosting a lot of programs to help people make and save money, so I decided to go along with this by thinking of some new jobs

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