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The Middle

Christina standing next to a Pokémon character.

#PokémonGO

Posted: July 26, 2016
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. After that, I watched Dragon Ball Z, Cowboy Bebop, Fuli Culi, and a few more. But I never forgot my Pokémon

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Battle of the Books bracket at Glen Crest Middle School.

Glen Crest Middle School Battle of the Books Winners!

Posted: June 7, 2016
By: Christina Keasler, Middle School Librarian

This spring, GEPL and Glen Crest Middle School joined forces to offer Glen Crest students a challenge. We provided a list of books, and faced them against each other in a battle… of the books! The contenders: The Astounding Broccoli Boy by Frank Cottrell Boyce Sunny Side Up by Jennifer Holm The Nest by Kenneth

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Overlooking a carnival at night.

Ode to Festivals

Posted: May 24, 2016
By: Christina Keasler, Middle School Librarian

Carnival season is upon us! Unfortunately, I never get to go to the Taste of Glen Ellyn. It always coincides with my nerdy weekend. It’s a shame, because I LOVE festivals! They’re like farmers markets with rides. I enjoy seeing the shows and just soaking in the carnival culture. Funnel cake is a must. Growing

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Books stacked on a shelf so titles create a poem.

National Poetry Month

Posted: April 12, 2016
By: Christina Keasler, Middle School Librarian

By: April is National Poetry Month, and I think that it’s important to respect and embrace poetry. Good poetry can be difficult to write, even if it doesn’t rhyme, but there are other ways to reflect your creativity. Now, I’m not saying I’m good by any means, but I did try to get my poetic

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Spring break written in sand with red sunglasses

It’s Spring Break

Posted: March 29, 2016
By: Christina Keasler, Middle School Librarian

IT’S SPRING BREAK!!!! While some of you might be thinking that the year has been going by too fast, others think spring break couldn’t have come quick enough. Spring break is a time to set down the textbooks and catch up on a little R&R. If you’d like, you should totally take advantage of the

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Ship out of Luck by Neal Shusterman

St. Patrick’s Day

Posted: March 15, 2016
By: Christina Keasler, Middle School Librarian

Saint Patrick’s Day is coming. This holiday reminds us of the Irish, shamrock shakes and luck. I personally am a firm believer in luck. So much, in fact, that it skews my perception of statistics. I focus less on the science of what’s likely to happen, and more about all the possibilities that could happen.

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Roku 3 with Remote

GEPL Tweens: Technology

Posted: March 1, 2016
By: Christina Keasler, Middle School Librarian

March 6-12 is Teen Tech Week. Even if your age doesn’t end in “teen,” this is a perfect time to discover and embrace new technologies that can affect your world. Technology is all around us. For starters, you’re using tech to read this blog post right now! If you’re looking to learn about a new

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Star Realms Game Poster

Christina Check Up!

Posted: February 16, 2016
By: Christina Keasler, Middle School Librarian

Hi guys. I know what you’ve all been thinking – “What’s Christina been up to these days?” You want to know what I’ve been reading and playing, and I get it! Well, this is your chance to get a sneak peek at Christina behind the scenes. What I’m Reading I have quite a few books

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Mardi Gras parade with Christina's head attached to a float.

Mardi Gras

Posted: February 2, 2016
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 see the parades. Up until a few years ago, I had giant garbage bags filled with all the beads I collected

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Mikey Reif, Middle School Room Name Contest Winner

The Middle

Posted: January 19, 2016
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 Crest Middle School stopped by too. Mikey came up with the winning name suggestion for our room, now named The Middle.

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