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Middle School Reviews – Tangerine

What’s your name?: Anna What school do you attend?: Hadley What grade are you in school?: 6th What are you reviewing?: A book. What’s the title of what you are reviewing?: Tangerine Did you like it?: I loved this book. In this book, a boy

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Summer Reading

By: Hannah Rapp, Young Adult Librarian First things first, the school year is over, finals are over, and congratulations to you all! And with the end of the school year comes the start of summer reading! Yeah, I know.  Most

Posted in The Teen Scene: GEPL High School

Summer Weather

By: Deanna Siegel, Youth Programming Associate We’re so close to summer I can almost taste it! And with summer, comes lots of changes in climate. Here are some books that you can take home in order to prepare for the

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#WNDB Contemporary Realistic Edition

By: Hannah Rapp, Young Adult Librarian The last couple of weeks, we’ve been focusing on some exciting, adventurous, or straight-up fantastical books for #WeNeedDiverseBooks. But those aren’t the right reads for every person or every time – sometimes you just

Posted in The Teen Scene: GEPL High School

Road Trip Books and Media

By: Kate Easley, Youth Librarian I’m about to embark on a 10 hour car trip to Alabama with my husband and our two kids (ages 4 and 1). To say I’m nervous is putting it lightly. This could all go

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Ode to Festivals

By: Christina Keasler, Middle School Librarian Carnival season is upon us! Unfortunately, I never get to go to the Taste of Glen Ellyn. It always coincides with my nerdy weekend. It’s a shame, because I LOVE festivals! They’re like farmers

Posted in The Middle: GEPL Middle School

#WNDB Fantasy and Sci-Fi Edition

By: Hannah Rapp, Young Adult Librarian This week we have our second #WeNeedDiverseBooks booklist, and it’s made up of two genres that have always been near and dear to me: fantasy and sci-fi! I’m a huge fan of anything speculative

Posted in The Teen Scene: GEPL High School

Five Senses Science

By: Bari Ericson, Youth Programming Associate Astronomer Edwin Powell Hubble said, “Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.” Children use their five senses every day to gather data about their world.

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#WNDB Action and Adventure Edition

By: Hannah Rapp, Young Adult Librarian As We Need Diverse Books celebrates two years of doing good work this spring, I thought we’d go one step further than just a display. After all, a display doesn’t tell you how to

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Happy Birthday!

By: Emily Richardson, Youth Programming Associate   It’s my birthday month! Cue celebratory balloons! This year I became curious about who shares a birthday with me, and thought I’d do a little research. Check out the list below to find

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