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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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GEPL Tweens: Technology

By: Christina Keasler, Middle School Librarian March 6-12 is Teen Tech Week. Even if your age doesn’t end in “teen,” this is a perfect time to discover and embrace new technologies that can affect your world. Technology is all around

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GEPL Teens: Abe Lincoln Awards

By: Hannah Rapp, Teen Librarian If you’re a reader, you may remember voting for the Bluestem and Caudill awards as an elementary or middle school student. If you don’t remember, here’s a quick primer: these awards are given by the

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Homeschool Programs

By: Kate Easley, Youth Librarian Did you know we offer homeschool programs at the library? They are a great way to meet other homeschooling families, and get some extracurricular work into your curriculum. It’s hard enough to fit all the

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GEPL Teens: What I Just Read – None of the Above

By: Hannah Rapp, Teen Librarian I’m going to indulge myself a little today and talk about one more of my wonderful vacation reads from earlier this winter. There were so many good ones, I have to talk about at least

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Presidents Day

By: Leigh Ann Vock, Youth Department Page When I was growing up in Glen Ellyn we had both Lincoln’s birthday, February 12, and Washington’s Birthday, February 22, off of school. I recall very specific learning activities celebrating each renowned president.

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GEPL Tweens: Christina Check Up!

By: Christina Keasler, Middle School Librarian Hi guys. I know what you’ve all been thinking – “What’s Christina been up to these days?” You want to know what I’ve been reading and playing, and I get it! Well, this is

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GEPL Teens: African American History Month

By: Hannah Rapp, Teen Librarian As you almost certainly know already, from school if nothing else, February is African American History Month. Now, if you’re anything like me, you know this month celebrates interesting, important, and often overlooked people and

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