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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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The Gift of Books

By: Amy Waters, School Liaison February is a month of celebration. In addition to Valentine’s Day, February is a month of birthdays. Yes, we celebrate the births of Presidents, but for me, it’s a time to celebrate the births of

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GEPL Teens: What I Just Read – Ink and Ashes

By: Hannah Rapp, Teen Librarian I only just returned from a vacation, and being the book nerd I am, that means I read a lot over the past couple of weeks. I got through many great books, so you may

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Congratulations, Patch Club Contest Winners!

By: Deanna Siegel, Youth Programming Associate One of our fun reading programs at the Glen Ellyn Library is Patch Club. Patch Club is for children in kindergarten through 8th grade. For every 5 hours of reading, kids will receive a

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GEPL Tweens: Mardi Gras

By: Christina Keasler, Middle School Librarian It’s Mardi Gras season! I spent a large portion of my childhood years in Louisiana. My grandparents live very close to a few parade routes, and my family would walk from their house to

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GEPL Teens: What I Just Read – See No Color

By: Hannah Rapp, Teen Librarian I seem to be on a kick lately of reading books featuring baseball, which is strange, since I don’t really like watching baseball all that much. Lately though, it seems to be an indicator of

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GEPL Teens: Morris Awards 2016

By: Hannah Rapp, Teen Librarian As you may or may not know, earlier this month, the American Library Association announced the winners of their Youth Media Awards – famous awards like the Newberry and Caldecott, or the Printz award for

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Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King Jr.

By: Emily Richardson, Youth Programming Associate This year, we celebrate what would have been Martin Luther King Jr.’s 87th birthday. Such a celebration offers the perfect opportunity to begin a discussion with children of any age on civil rights issues,

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GEPL Tweens: The Middle

By: Christina Keasler, Middle School Librarian Have you stopped by our middle school room yet? If not, you should. We christened the room with our Middle School Room Kick-Off Week, which was a lot of fun. Mikey Reif from Glen

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GEPL Teens: What To Do With Your Four Day Weekend

By: Hannah Rapp, Teen Librarian If you go to Glenbard West or Glenbard South, by the time you read this, you’ll be done with your finals. Congratulations! Before you go back to face your second semester, you have a glorious

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