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Middle School Reviews: Fish in a Tree

What’s your name?: Elsa What school do you attend?: Glen Crest What grade are you in school?: 6th grade What are you reviewing?: A book What’s the title of what you are reviewing?: Fish in a Tree Did you like it?: Yes, Fish in

Posted in Middle School Reviews

What I Just Read – Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel

By: Hannah Rapp, Young Adult Librarian A few years ago, I read a haunting debut novel called If You Could Be Mine, and was thrilled to hear that the author had a new book coming out. Somehow though, I never got

Posted in The Teen Scene: GEPL High School

Beat the Heat with These Cool Summer Reads

By: Kate Easley, Youth Librarian It’s been so hot lately! Like Pete at the Beach hot or Amelia visiting the Grand Granyon hot. I have stacks of books waiting to be read, but I just can’t read anything set during

Posted in Where The Child Things Are: GEPL Youth

TV vs. Movies (Take Two)

By: Sean Mc., Teen Blogger TV has been a medium that has fascinated the nation since the 50’s when people really started to make their way out to the suburbs and start new lives there. With the advent of this

Posted in The Teen Scene: GEPL High School

#PokémonGO

By: Christina Keasler, Middle School Librarian Pokémon Go or Pokémon No? Are you playing? Why or why not? I was introduced to Pokémon in 6th grade. I loved Team Rocket. I thought they were hilarious. Pokémon was my gateway anime.

Posted in The Middle: GEPL Middle School

Middle School Reviews: The Unwanteds

What’s your name?: Aidan  What school do you attend?: St. Petronille What grade are you in school?: 7th grade What are you reviewing?: A book What’s the title of what you are reviewing?: The Unwanteds Did you like it?: I have mixed feelings about

Posted in Middle School Reviews

Middle School Reviews: Esperanza Rising

What’s your name?: Merry What school do you attend?: Hadley Middle School What grade are you in school?: 7th grade What are you reviewing?: A book What’s the title of what you are reviewing?: Esperanza Did you like it?: Yes, I loved this book.

Posted in Middle School Reviews

Animated Movies

By: Hannah Rapp, Young Adult Librarian Last week, I settled in to my apartment on a Friday night and watched Zootopia. Yes, very exciting night for an adult woman living in Chicago, right? Anyways, I was excited to watch the movie

Posted in The Teen Scene: GEPL High School

Pokémon Go

By: Melissa Hilt, Youth Department Assistant Director If you have gone outside at all in the past week or been on social media you have probably seen and heard a lot of people playing Pokémon GO. Groups of people of

Posted in Where The Child Things Are: GEPL Youth

Diversity in Media

By: Hannah S., Teen Blogger Diversity in media has become increasingly popular and is shining light on discussions about inclusion. Along the way, however, there has been an increase in misrepresentation in media regarding people with disabilities and how they

Posted in The Teen Scene: GEPL High School