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Middle School Reviews – The Maze Runner

What’s your name?: Alex Orozco What school do you attend?: Hadley Jr. High What grade are you in school?: 6th grade What are you reviewing?: A book What’s the title of what you are reviewing?: The Maze Runner Did you like it?: I really

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Summer Reads for Summer Reading

By: Hannah Rapp, Young Adult Librarian Last week we talked about all the reasons our summer reading program is awesome. Now let’s talk about all the reasons reading in the summer is awesome! Summer in general, and on vacation in

Posted in The Teen Scene: GEPL High School

Because Cats

By: Renee Grassi, Youth Department Director “There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.” – Albert Schweitzer I happily embrace the cat-loving librarian stereotype. If I happen to see a cat book on display

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Glen Crest Middle School Battle of the Books Winners!

By: Christina Keasler, Middle School Librarian This spring, GEPL and Glen Crest Middle School joined forces to offer Glen Crest students a challenge. We provided a list of books, and faced them against each other in a battle… of the

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Middle School Reviews – Tangerine

What’s your name?: Anna What school do you attend?: Hadley What grade are you in school?: 6th What are you reviewing?: A book. What’s the title of what you are reviewing?: Tangerine Did you like it?: I loved this book. In this book, a boy

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Summer Reading

By: Hannah Rapp, Young Adult Librarian First things first, the school year is over, finals are over, and congratulations to you all! And with the end of the school year comes the start of summer reading! Yeah, I know.  Most

Posted in The Teen Scene: GEPL High School

Summer Weather

By: Deanna Siegel, Youth Programming Associate We’re so close to summer I can almost taste it! And with summer, comes lots of changes in climate. Here are some books that you can take home in order to prepare for the

Posted in Where The Child Things Are: GEPL Youth

#WNDB Contemporary Realistic Edition

By: Hannah Rapp, Young Adult Librarian The last couple of weeks, we’ve been focusing on some exciting, adventurous, or straight-up fantastical books for #WeNeedDiverseBooks. But those aren’t the right reads for every person or every time – sometimes you just

Posted in The Teen Scene: GEPL High School

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

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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

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