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GEPL Kids: Great Read-Alouds for Elementary Aged Children

By: Kate Easley, GEPL Youth Librarian Think your child is too old to be read aloud to? Think again! In Scholastic’s recent Kids & Family Reading Report 40% of children ages 6-11 said they wished their parents still read aloud

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GEPL Tweens: Make Recycled Seed Paper

By: Christina Keasler, Tween Librarian   I don’t know about you, but I am counting down the days until spring (52 days). Here’s another “green” craft you can do to fight the incoming Spring Fever. Today I’ll show you how

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GEPL Tweens: Tween Movie Review – The Faults In Our Stars

What’s your first name and school?: Hadley Jr. High What are you reviewing?: The Faults In Our Stars What did you review? : A movie What did you like about it? : I like the faults in all stars because its about

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GEPL Kids: A New Year’s Resolution for Language Learners

By: Renee Grassi, GEPL Youth Department Director If your New Year’s resolution is to learn a new language or pass on your native language, why not get the kids involved and include the whole family? There are a variety of

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GEPL Tweens: Being Green

By: Christina Keasler, Tween Librarian I’ve been thinking about “being green” lately. I was pleased to find out that studies have shown that kids today are more interested in the environment than ever before. Have you done anything lately that’s

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GEPL Kids: Favorite New Books

By: Katy Almendinger, GEPL Early Literacy Librarian Since it’s the beginning of a new year, I’ve been thinking a lot about the really great books that were published in 2014. I thought now would be a great time to share

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GEPL Tweens: Share Your Experience With Others

Have you ever experienced something so awesome that you just needed to share it with everyone? Whether it be music, video game, movie or book? The tween website has a place where your opinions can be heard. Submit an online

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GEPL Tweens: Looking For A New Book to Read?

Choose your next story based on this neat flowchart from Harper Collins! Identify with Gamer, Dreamer, TV Addict, and more to help lead you to another great book. After you’re done, write a review for other tweens.

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What Are You Doing For Holiday Break?

An unintentional poem: The holidays are near. School is out for the year. The library is always here. What are you doing for holiday break? Coming in and visiting your favorite librarians, I assume. A few of you joined us

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Tween Spotlight: Kyle Drexler

This is Kyle Drexler, an eighth grader at Hadley Middle School. A very busy kid, who still finds time to volunteer with the Middle School Volunteers program. In his spare time, he enjoys running, acting, singing, playing guitar, but most

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