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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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GEPL Tweens: Butterfly Feeder

By: Christina Keasler, Tween Librarian Man! How about that weather last weekend? The library’s been a lot less busy because everyone is outside. Lots of people (including myself) aren’t wearing coats or socks. Sure, it’s kind of chilly today, but

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GEPL Kids: Community Partnership helps us “Feed our Hungry Neighbors”

By: Amy Waters, School Liaison The Glen Ellyn Public Library is “so much more than books”. But you already knew that! Maybe you’ve been to our Smart Starts program, created something on our 3-D printer, used a database to learn

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GEPL Tweens: Movie Blockbusters to Welcome Spring

By: Christina Keasler, Tween Librarian If you haven’t noticed from previous blog entries, I am looking forward to spring. I am contemplating packing up my thick winter socks, and busting out the sandals. Yes, it’s early. Yes, it’s likely it’ll

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GEPL Tweens: Tween Movie Review – Ironman (Animated)

What’s your first name and school? : Arnold Logan Glencrest What are you reviewing? : Ironman (Animated) What did you review? : A movie What did you like about it? : I loves the animated series of it showing more

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GEPL Tweens: Tween Movie Review – Flushed

What’s your first name and school? : Arnold Glencrest What are you reviewing? : Flushed What did you review? : A movie What did you like about it? : I liked how it showed a rats point of view of

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GEPL Tweens: Tween Book Review – TTYL

What’s your first name and school? : Brianna Hadley Jr High What are you reviewing? : TTYL What did you review? : A book What did you like about it? : I liked that TTYL was a kind of a

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GEPL Kids: Early Readers

By: Leigh Ann Vock,  Youth Page “I’m reading! I’m reading!” This may be a familiar exclamation from your child once they reach this very exciting point on their road to reading. More than likely your child has been introduced to

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