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GEPL Tweens: April Is National Poetry Month

By: Christina Keasler, Tween Librarian It’s April, and know that April showers bring May flowers, but did you know it’s also National Poetry Month? To celebrate, I have gathered a list of stories told in verse that you should totally

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GEPL Kids: Can You Teach Your Baby to Read?

By: Carolyn Wissmiller, Youth Programming Associate Flashcards for babies! I’ve overheard parents talking about it. I’ve seen it advertised online. I’ve even seen “evidence” on YouTube videos. Can you really teach your baby to read? I have a degree in

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GEPL Tweens: Battle of the Books Winner

By: Christina Keasler, Tween Librarian School Library Journal’s Battle of the Books has found its winner, and so have we! Kiera Akines won our Tween bracket challenge with 8 correct answers. Kiera is a 7th grader at Hadley Junior High.

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GEPL Kids: Comics Support Children’s Literacy

By: Sia Paganis, Youth Programming Associate Do you feel like your child only wants to read comics? Don’t worry, comics have been shown to increase children’s engagement with reading and books. Reading comics, actually, can be difficult. Many children race

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GEPL Kids: Parent Teacher Collection

By: Katy Almendinger, GEPL Early Literacy Librarian The Youth Department doesn’t just have books for kids. We also have non-fiction books (and DVDs) for caregivers in the Parent/Teacher collection. Items in this collection focus on child development and behavior. Brain

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GEPL Tweens: When I Was Eleven

By: Christina Keasler, Tween Librarian The library is abuzz with word about Thursday’s screening of the documentary I Am Eleven and subsequent tween discussion. While the movie focuses on what it means to be eleven in different cultures, the film

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GEPL Kids: Gallant Girls

By: Courtney Moore, Youth Programming Associate Not every girl wants glitter or pink flowers. I was a girl who grew up lost and confused in the world of makeup, sequins and other girly girl things. I wanted to jump in

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GEPL Tweens: Butterfly Feeder

By: Christina Keasler, Tween Librarian Man! How about that weather last weekend? The library’s been a lot less busy because everyone is outside. Lots of people (including myself) aren’t wearing coats or socks. Sure, it’s kind of chilly today, but

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GEPL Kids: Community Partnership helps us “Feed our Hungry Neighbors”

By: Amy Waters, School Liaison The Glen Ellyn Public Library is “so much more than books”. But you already knew that! Maybe you’ve been to our Smart Starts program, created something on our 3-D printer, used a database to learn

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GEPL Tweens: Movie Blockbusters to Welcome Spring

By: Christina Keasler, Tween Librarian If you haven’t noticed from previous blog entries, I am looking forward to spring. I am contemplating packing up my thick winter socks, and busting out the sandals. Yes, it’s early. Yes, it’s likely it’ll

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