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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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GEPL Kids: Books as Windows and Mirrors

Providing Inclusive Reading Experiences for Children By: Renee Grassi, GEPL Youth Department Director Books are often referred to as both windows and mirrors. Like windows, books can offer different perspectives of the world and the people who experience it. In

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GEPL Tweens: April Is National Poetry Month

By: Christina Keasler, Tween Librarian It’s April, and know that April showers bring May flowers, but did you know it’s also National Poetry Month? To celebrate, I have gathered a list of stories told in verse that you should totally

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GEPL Kids: Can You Teach Your Baby to Read?

By: Carolyn Wissmiller, Youth Programming Associate Flashcards for babies! I’ve overheard parents talking about it. I’ve seen it advertised online. I’ve even seen “evidence” on YouTube videos. Can you really teach your baby to read? I have a degree in

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GEPL Tweens: Battle of the Books Winner

By: Christina Keasler, Tween Librarian School Library Journal’s Battle of the Books has found its winner, and so have we! Kiera Akines won our Tween bracket challenge with 8 correct answers. Kiera is a 7th grader at Hadley Junior High.

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GEPL Kids: Comics Support Children’s Literacy

By: Sia Paganis, Youth Programming Associate Do you feel like your child only wants to read comics? Don’t worry, comics have been shown to increase children’s engagement with reading and books. Reading comics, actually, can be difficult. Many children race

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GEPL Kids: Parent Teacher Collection

By: Katy Almendinger, GEPL Early Literacy Librarian The Youth Department doesn’t just have books for kids. We also have non-fiction books (and DVDs) for caregivers in the Parent/Teacher collection. Items in this collection focus on child development and behavior. Brain

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GEPL Tweens: When I Was Eleven

By: Christina Keasler, Tween Librarian The library is abuzz with word about Thursday’s screening of the documentary I Am Eleven and subsequent tween discussion. While the movie focuses on what it means to be eleven in different cultures, the film

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GEPL Kids: Gallant Girls

By: Courtney Moore, Youth Programming Associate Not every girl wants glitter or pink flowers. I was a girl who grew up lost and confused in the world of makeup, sequins and other girly girl things. I wanted to jump in

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