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GEPL Tweens: Geekway to the West

By: Christina Keasler, Tween Librarian The Taste of Glen Ellyn was last weekend. GEPL staff was there to help register anyone interested for summer reading. I was dreaming of funnel cake, my favorite. I didn’t attend this year. Instead, I

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GEPL Tweens: Read for Heroes

By: Christina Keasler, Tween Librarian Summer reading is upon us! You can even register online. Students entering grades 6-8 will be stylish all summer in their GEPL sunglasses that they will receive by registering for our summer reading program. The

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GEPL Tweens: Tween Programming This Week

By: Christina Keasler, Tween Librarian   Man! We have a lot of middle school programming happening this week! Monday was National Star Wars Day.     Kids from 4th through 8th grade were able to make edible R2D2s and fold

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GEPL Tweens: Kites

By: Christina Keasler, Tween Librarian It’s certainly been windy outside lately. This is the perfect weather for kite flying. Now, you’re probably saying, “Miss Christina, why in the world would I want to fly a kite? That’s dumb.” To which,

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GEPL Tweens: Money Smart Week

By: Christina Keasler, Tween Librarian This week is Money Smart Week. The library is hosting a lot of programs to help people make and save money, so I decided to go along with this by thinking of some new jobs

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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 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 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 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 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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