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Finals Are Over!

By: Hannah Rapp, Young Adult Librarian You did it!  You made it through finals! If you’re a senior at West or South, you’ve made it through your last ever high school finals. Congratulations! You’ve probably been too busy studying for the

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Resolutions for Reading

By: Deanna Siegel, Youth Programming Associate As it goes, with each start of the new year comes new resolutions. People vow to go to the gym, to eat healthier, to travel more, to work less, and my personal favorite, to

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Saying Goodbye

By: Hannah Rapp, Young Adult Librarian As a rule, I’m not adept at saying goodbye. I mean, sure, I can give my parents a hug before I leave, or fist bump my brothers when they’re heading back to their out of

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Judge a Book by Its Cover

By: Katy Almendinger, Early Literacy Librarian Let’s talk about book covers. There are usually two teams when it comes to book covers. Some readers say book covers are a key element to what draws readers to the book. Other readers

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Play is All Around

By: Stephanie Rivera, Youth Director Play is an essential literacy skill and an important part of how children learn. Allowing time for your child to play can help to build confidence, problem-solving skills, and a stronger imagination. If you’re looking

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Winter Break at GEPL

By: Emily Richardson, Youth Programming Associate Ah, winter break. The time for snowball fights, sledding, and hot cocoa with marshmallows. But then the boredom hits. And suddenly, it’s “what are we going to do today? There’s nothing to do.” Good thing

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Speech and Debate

By: Saaniyah S., Teen Blogger Efficient communication is the backbone of success in our society today. It lets us form connections, influence change, and express our ideas and viewpoints. Through sharing with others our thoughts on how to benefit the

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This Year’s Book Gifts

By: Hannah Rapp, Young Adult Librarian It’s that time of year! Many of us are thinking about gifts, and as you may recall from previous holiday seasons, I am a big fan of giving books. I’ve already covered why books make

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National Gluten-free Baking Week December 17-23

By: Megan Stepniewski, Youth Programming Associate So you poured your sweat and tears into making batches upon batches of cookies to give as a loving gift to family, friends, and coworkers. You go around handing them out basking in the

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Oblivion by Sasha Dawn

By: Ally K., Teen Blogger Let me start by saying that this book was very well written. This psychological thriller was full of romance and mystery which kept me hooked after each page. As I uncovered the secrets of the

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