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Ten Grouchy Groundhogs by Kathryn Heling

Groundhog Day

Posted: February 9, 2017
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 this one, as hotels in Punxsutawney cost more than hotels for the Super Bowl this year. I am a big believer

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Book display outside Teen Scene room.

Best YA of 2016 On Display

Posted: February 8, 2017
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 this year have compiled some pretty amazing selections of great young adult books from 2016. The review journal

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Stacks of books waiting for book club members to pick them up.

Readers’ Advisory Corner

Posted: February 8, 2017
By: Alex Herzberg, Readers’ Advisory Librarian

Are you interested in starting a book club? Maybe you’re already in one but aren’t sure what to read next. The Glen Ellyn Public Library serves over 60 private book clubs in Glen Ellyn, and with advance notice, we can provide your group with books (including audiobooks) and discussion toolkits to help inspire great discussions!

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You will never regret being kind

Kindness

Posted: February 1, 2017
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 little to you, but could mean the world to someone else. I, for one, believe that kindness is among the

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My Library History

Posted: January 26, 2017
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 a trip down memory lane to my library life. As a young child, weekly trips to the library were

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Art Contest

Art Contest

Posted: January 25, 2017
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 can get all the rules and details about the art contest on our website here, so today we’ll

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Baseball Saved Us by Ken Mochizuki

Baseball is Coming!

Posted: January 19, 2017
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 was so exciting for me, I am even more anxious for the new season to start. Here’s a quick countdown

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Road sign saying College Just Ahead.

Picking a College

Posted: January 18, 2017
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 thinking about which college they are going to. Finding the perfect college that will meet all your needs will be

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A pile of sleeping dogs.

Finals Are Over!

Posted: January 13, 2017
By: Hannah Rapp, Young Adult Librarian

You did it!  You made it through finals! If you’re a senior at West or South, you’ve made it through your last ever high school finals. Congratulations! You’ve probably been too busy studying for the last couple of weeks to think about anything else, so now that you’re done, we wanted to remind you of

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Hildafolk by Luke Pearson

Resolutions for Reading

Posted: January 11, 2017
By: Deanna Siegel, Youth Programming Associate

As it goes, with each start of the new year comes new resolutions. People vow to go to the gym, to eat healthier, to travel more, to work less, and my personal favorite, to read more books. It can be hard getting back into the swing of things after a busy holiday season, so my

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