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GEPL Kids: Celebrate All Kinds of Families

By: Carolyn Wissmiller, Youth Programming Associate Ah . . . the 1950’s. The world was at peace (if you don’t count Korea and the Cold War), and every child was fortunate to live in a traditional family household. These perfect

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GEPL Tweens: Summer Books To Get In The Summer Spirit

By: Christina Keasler, Tween Librarian Summer is practically here and I’ve been visiting students to get them pumped for summer reading. Long story short: you should totally be pumped. I hope you are all reading this in your new GEPL

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GEPL Kids: Books & Babies

By: Katy Almendinger, GEPL Early Literacy Librarian Reading to babies and young toddlers can be a really daunting task. It’s hard to keep up with the wiggles and their short attention spans. Reading to a baby might even seem silly,

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GEPL Tweens: Apps

By: Christina Keasler, Tween Librarian Now that school’s almost out, your brain is probably searching for a break. I’m sure you’ve already signed up for summer reading and look great in your new GEPL sunglasses, you might be looking for

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GEPL Kids: Read for Heroes

By: Melissa Hilt, Youth Department Assistant Director There are many different kinds of heroes. Some people look up to a historical figure like Abraham Lincoln or Martin Luther King Jr. Others may look up to their teachers or a family

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GEPL Tweens: Geekway to the West

By: Christina Keasler, Tween Librarian The Taste of Glen Ellyn was last weekend. GEPL staff was there to help register anyone interested for summer reading. I was dreaming of funnel cake, my favorite. I didn’t attend this year. Instead, I

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GEPL Kids: Summer Reading School Challenge

By: Amy Waters, School Liaison Calling all Super Readers! Can you help your Glen Ellyn elementary school be the TROPHY winner in the summer reading school challenge? We think the answer is yes! But even if your school doesn’t win

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GEPL Tweens: Read for Heroes

By: Christina Keasler, Tween Librarian Summer reading is upon us! You can even register online. Students entering grades 6-8 will be stylish all summer in their GEPL sunglasses that they will receive by registering for our summer reading program. The

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GEPL Tweens: Tween Programming This Week

By: Christina Keasler, Tween Librarian   Man! We have a lot of middle school programming happening this week! Monday was National Star Wars Day.     Kids from 4th through 8th grade were able to make edible R2D2s and fold

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GEPL Kids: May the Fourth Be With You

By: Courtney Moore, Youth Programming Associate Are you a Jedi? Have you dedicated your life to the light side of the Force? May 4th, May the Fourth Be With You, is a day dedicated to all things Star Wars. Are

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