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Road Trip Books and Media

By: Kate Easley, Youth Librarian I’m about to embark on a 10 hour car trip to Alabama with my husband and our two kids (ages 4 and 1). To say I’m nervous is putting it lightly. This could all go

Posted in Where The Child Things Are: GEPL Youth

Ode to Festivals

By: Christina Keasler, Middle School Librarian Carnival season is upon us! Unfortunately, I never get to go to the Taste of Glen Ellyn. It always coincides with my nerdy weekend. It’s a shame, because I LOVE festivals! They’re like farmers

Posted in The Middle: GEPL Middle School

#WNDB Fantasy and Sci-Fi Edition

By: Hannah Rapp, Young Adult Librarian This week we have our second #WeNeedDiverseBooks booklist, and it’s made up of two genres that have always been near and dear to me: fantasy and sci-fi! I’m a huge fan of anything speculative

Posted in The Teen Scene: GEPL High School

Five Senses Science

By: Bari Ericson, Youth Programming Associate Astronomer Edwin Powell Hubble said, “Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.” Children use their five senses every day to gather data about their world.

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#WNDB Action and Adventure Edition

By: Hannah Rapp, Young Adult Librarian As We Need Diverse Books celebrates two years of doing good work this spring, I thought we’d go one step further than just a display. After all, a display doesn’t tell you how to

Posted in The Teen Scene: GEPL High School

Happy Birthday!

By: Emily Richardson, Youth Programming Associate   It’s my birthday month! Cue celebratory balloons! This year I became curious about who shares a birthday with me, and thought I’d do a little research. Check out the list below to find

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#WeNeedDiverseBooks

By: Hannah Rapp, Young Adult Librarian As you may recall, last May we had a display celebrating the We Need Diverse Books movement. This movement started with a simple Twitter hashtag about two years ago, with people from all over

Posted in The Teen Scene: GEPL High School

Favorite Preschool Visit Reads

By: Katy Almendinger, Early Literacy Librarian Miss Katy here. I’m hoping some of you have heard of me. Part of what I do includes visiting Glen Ellyn preschool classrooms on a regular basis. I bring a bag of books, my

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What I Just Read – The Memory of Light

By: Hannah Rapp, Young Adult Librarian I told you there was going to be more book talk coming down the line. And unlike last week, I know exactly how I feel about today’s What I Just Read. What I Just

Posted in The Teen Scene: GEPL High School

The 2016 Caudill, Bluestem and Monarch Award Winners!

By: Melissa Hilt, Youth Department Assistant Director It’s been over a month since the Caudill, Bluestem and Monarch awards were announced, but people are still surprised to see that we now have the 2017 nominees on display; and everyone wants

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