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Welcome Back!

By: Bari Ericson, Youth Programming Associate It’s finally done, and you are going to be delighted with the results! After months of squealing drills and banging hammers, the dust has cleared, and we have opened our newly remodeled Youth Department!

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GEPL Tweens: New Year’s Resolutions

By: Christina Keasler, Tween Librarian It’s a new year, and the time for resolutions. I’ll be honest, I didn’t make a resolution this year. Resolutions are about change, and I don’t want much to change. Anything that needs a little

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Miss Deanna’s Favorite Things

By: Deanna Siegel, Youth Programming Associate Hi there! My name is Miss Deanna and I’m new to the Youth Department. These are a few of my favorite things that I would like to share with you. Maybe these are some

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GEPL Teens: 2016 Reading Resolutions

By: Hannah Rapp, Teen Librarian Once again, it’s the end of the year and time to look forward to something new. As you may recall, I made three reading resolutions for 2015: Diversify my reading, don’t waste time on books

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Memories of the Glen Ellyn Public Library

By: Carolyn Wissmiller, Youth Programming Associate I’m retiring at the end of this year. Yikes! That’s not so very far away. While I’m looking forward to more free time to pursue a variety of activities, it’s also a great time

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GEPL Teens: Teens Write – Straaange Comic Book Characters

By: Justin A., Teen Blogger We all know that comic books are the one of the largest sources of weird and unexplainable events. While that is very true, comic books host even weirder characters. Both DC and Marvel have characters

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GEPL Tweens: The Christina Awards

By: Christina Keasler, Tween Librarian Everyone, let’s applaud the coolest Middle School Librarian you know: Me. I have officially read all of this year’s Caudill nominees. All. Twenty. Titles. I know, pretty impressive. I’m also nearly finished with the Bluestems,

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GEPL Teens: Book Gifts

By: Hannah Rapp, Teen Librarian I don’t know about you, but I love to give people books. After all, what can be better than sharing my love of books with others, and finding the perfect gift for someone? But it

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GEPL Kids: Book Babies

By: Katy Almendinger, Early Literacy Librarian Have you been to Book Babies? It’s a half hour of fun designed especially for you and baby. We know it probably feels silly to bring a baby to storytime. A quiet library is

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GEPL Teens: Teens Write – Hamilton

By: Britta J., Teen Blogger If you ever want to sound well cultured and slightly pretentious all you have to do is mention one of Braodway’s most successful original musicals: Hamilton. I personally am completely fangirling over this musical, and

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