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If It’s Worth Doing…

By: Josh O’Shea, Young Adult Librarian “Something worth doing is worth being done well.” “Something worth doing is worth being done badly.” These ideas, seemingly contradictory, are both important. We need to work hard at what we do. We need to

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Meet Your New Librarian!

By: Josh O’Shea, Young Adult Librarian This is my first post for the Teen Scene blog, and my first little essay as a Young Adult Librarian. There are few places where I talk about myself in general, in the spring newsletter,

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Youth Media Award Winners

By: Melissa Hilt, Youth Assistant Director It’s that time of year again, award season!  I’m not talking about movies awards, although it’s true those were on recently. On Monday, January 23, I was at home streaming the Youth Media Awards

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Posted in Where The Child Things Are: GEPL Youth

Groundhog Day

By: Christina Keasler, Middle School Librarian Groundhog’s Day has come and gone, and for the life of me I can’t understand the appeal. This seems very anti-children’s librarian of me, I know, and I know I’m in the minority on

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Posted in Where The Child Things Are: GEPL Youth

Best YA of 2016 On Display

By: Hannah Rapp With another year gone by, many journals and awards have posted lists and chosen winners, trying to seek out the best books of 2016. Any judgment on a book is relative, but the journals and award committees

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Posted in The Teen Scene: GEPL High School

Kindness

By: Saaniyah S., Teen Blogger “Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.” — George Sand Without a doubt, an act of kindness may mean

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My Library History

By: Leigh Ann Vock Farewell wonderful Glen Ellyn Public Library! I am relocating to Denver Colorado (to work in yet another library) after living in Glen Ellyn and Wheaton my entire 56 years. I would like to take you on

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Posted in Where The Child Things Are: GEPL Youth

Art Contest

By: Hannah Rapp This year marks the third year in a row of GEPL’s Teen Art Contest! Whether you’re an artist, a friend of an artist, an art fan, or just into fun events and good food, listen up. You

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Baseball is Coming!

By: Amy Waters, School Liaison It may seem like baseball season just ended, however, at this writing, it’s been 78 long days since the Chicago Cubs won the World Series. I still get goosebumps saying that! But because this last season

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Picking a College

By: Hafsa A., Teen Blogger School. Not many people want to think about education especially when everyone is on vacation. But unfortunately, school is not going to get off anyone’s mind, especially for juniors and seniors who need to start

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