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Sensory Storytime at the Library

By: Katy Almendinger, Early Literacy Librarian Check out our new services and programs for children with special needs and their families! Sensory Storytime The Youth Department is excited to offer a new storytime! It’s called Sensory Storytime. Sensory Storytime features

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Mortal Instruments Has Returned to the Screen – Time to Cringe or Fangirl?

By: Ashley H., Teen Blogger Your favorite book is being turned into a movie or TV show. Your reaction will probably be between 😭 and 😡. Most of us in a book fandom haven’t found a movie adaption that has

Posted in The Teen Scene: GEPL High School

Full STEAM Ahead

By: Hannah Rapp, Teen Librarian If you’ve been by the library recently, you may have heard or seen something about our 3rd annual S.T.E.A.M. Fair, going on tomorrow. If you haven’t, or aren’t sure what that is, here’s the quick

Posted in The Teen Scene: GEPL High School

Spring Break Books and Day Trips

By: Bari Ericson, Youth Programming Associate Spring Break in Chicagoland can be a challenge. We have to travel quite far to get somewhere that actually looks like spring, and when we get there, we discover everyone else had the same

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Pros and Cons of AP Classes

By: Britta J., Teen Blogger It’s that time of year! AP test registration time! I know that most of us AP students are pretty pumped about taking multiple 3-hour long tests, which could decide our future academic paths, in the

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St. Patrick’s Day

By: Christina Keasler, Middle School Librarian Saint Patrick’s Day is coming. This holiday reminds us of the Irish, shamrock shakes and luck. I personally am a firm believer in luck. So much, in fact, that it skews my perception of

Posted in The Middle: GEPL Middle School

YA Audiobooks

By: Hannah Rapp, Teen Librarian As many of you already know, I have a long commute. I spend at least an hour, often more, each way to and from work here at the library. A lot of times when people

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Bizarre Holidays in March

By: Emily Richardson, Youth Programming Associate There’s some pretty bizarre holidays out there. Whether they’re official or not, it can still be a fun way to spend an afternoon. Here’s a few for March, paired with books to add to

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GEPL Teens: Women’s History Month

By: Hannah Rapp, Teen Librarian Yes, we understand – you get history all the time in classes, on TV, and even these days, on Broadway (see a previous blog entry on the smash hit Hamilton.) But there’s a reason for

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National Reading Awareness Month

By: Melissa Hilt, Youth Department Assistant Director “There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.” – Jackie Kennedy Did you know that March is National Reading Awareness Month? It is

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