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What I Just Read – Girl Mans Up

By: Hannah Rapp, Young Adult Librarian Once again, I’ve found a great audiobook to talk about in this edition of What I Just Read. Solid contemporary, with relatable (if sometimes infuriating) characters, with my favorite elements of family, friendship, and a

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Great Books for Gifting

By: Kate Easley, Youth Librarian It’s the season of giving!  Books always make a great gift — they are easy to wrap and the choices are endless. If you’re struggling to think of some good titles to give, we’ve got you

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Posted in Where The Child Things Are: GEPL Youth

Trigun

By: Kaitlyn L., Teen Blogger Hello, my name is Kaitlyn (buddies, and maybe future fans?, call me Kat). I’m 17 years old and I live with my mom, dad and my two year old sister. I’m not scared to say

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Rebels With a Cause

By: Hannah Rapp, Young Adult Librarian Teenage rebels – it’s a cliché almost as old as time, and personified in pop culture with books like The Catcher in the Rye or movies like Rebel Without a Cause. But nowadays, there’s more

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Technology and Kids

By: Christina Keasler, Middle School Librarian Technology is taking over the world! But that’s not a bad thing. Technology is supposed to enhance our lives, making them better and easier. Why not embrace it? Some may think kids these days

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On the Topic of “Based On” Movies

By: James M., Teen Blogger In the world of entertainment, one problem which has irked me for quite some time is the increasing number of non-original “based on” movies which reach theaters. These are movies that pride themselves on being

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Happy Thanksgiving!

By: Hannah Rapp, Young Adult Librarian Happy Thanksgiving everyone! As I’ve mentioned before, this is my favorite holiday. Part of this is because it’s my mom’s favorite holiday, plus I always celebrate with my extended family at my parents’ house, and part

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Picture Books – Categorized for Easy Selection

By: Melissa Hilt, Youth Assistant Director We have been in our newly remodeled Youth Department for almost a year and the excitement is still alive as we hear our members express how much they love the new play area, the

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Allegiant Review

By: Melissa G., Teen Blogger *Spoiler Alert: Includes Spoilers for Allegiant – Read with Caution* October 22, 2013. The day the world of literature went into shock after the release of Allegiant, the final book in the Divergent trilogy. Readers

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Immigration Stories

By: Hannah Rapp, Young Adult Librarian Back in a past life (as in, pre-library days) I spent a few years working in immigration law, both private practices and non-profit. Perhaps partially because of that, I’ve always found myself interested in reading

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