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GEPL Kids: SRP Wrap-up: Thank You, Summer Reading Donors!

By: Renee Grassi, Youth Department Director This year’s Summer Reading Program “Read for Heroes” was a resounding success! In the Youth Department, kids finished the summer reading a total of 80,254 hours. That’s 10,254 hours over their 70,000 hour community goal!

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GEPL Teens: Teens Write – Fandoms

By: Ashley H., Teen Blogger I recently read an interview of Cassie Clare and Maggie Stiefvater about the darker side of their fandoms through the internet. Explaining that some of their “fans” on social media made them feel dehumanized. The

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GEPL Teens: Great Character Alert – Willowdean Dickson

By: Hannah Rapp, Teen Librarian You guys, if you haven’t already heard of this book, it is officially time to get super excited about Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy. This book has been getting a lot of buzz, and I was

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GEPL Kids: Digital Resources

By: Bari Ericson, Youth Programming Associate During the GEPL Youth Department remodel, check out these digital resources, available 24/7! BookFlix This site provides video versions of popular picturebooks. Each of the over 110 stories is paired with a simple non-fiction

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GEPL Teens: What I Just Read – All The Bright Places

By: Allison G. What I Just Read: All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven Jacket Description: An exhilarating and heart-wrenching love story about a girl who learns to live from a boy who intends to die. Theodore Finch is fascinated

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GEPL Tweens: Top Middle School Reader

By: Christina Keasler, Tween Librarian Meet our top middle school reader, Jeff Johnston! He’s an eighth grader at Hadley Junior High and finished up the summer reading program with 171 hours and 45 minutes! Wow! His secret: listening to Playaways

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GEPL Kids: Back to School Basics

By:  Sia Paganis – Youth Department Programing Associate Every year at this time I marvel at how fast time flies in the summer. As a parent, I always seem to be rushing around filling out those last minute forms for

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GEPL Kids: What Is Your Phone Number?

By: Carolyn Wissmiller – Youth Department Programing Associate   For the past 11 years, I’ve been registering kids for our Summer Reading program. Here’s one major cultural shift that’s occurred during that time: children no longer know their phone numbers. Here

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GEPL Tweens: Tween Book Review – The Maze Runner

What’s your first name and school?: Joey; Glen Crest. What are you reviewing?: Maze Runner What did you review?: A book. What did you like about it?: I like that when there was a calm part James Dashner always makes it exiting.

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GEPL Tweens: Tween Movie Review – Dark Knight Rises

What’s your first name and school?: Andrew; Hadley What are you reviewing?: Dark Knight Rises What did you review?: A movie. What did you like about it?: The Dark Knight is about Batman hen is hated for being the bad guy

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