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GEPL Kids: Digital Resources

By: Bari Ericson, Youth Programming Associate During the GEPL Youth Department remodel, check out these digital resources, available 24/7! BookFlix This site provides video versions of popular picturebooks. Each of the over 110 stories is paired with a simple non-fiction

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GEPL Kids: Back to School Basics

By:  Sia Paganis – Youth Department Programing Associate Every year at this time I marvel at how fast time flies in the summer. As a parent, I always seem to be rushing around filling out those last minute forms for

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GEPL Kids: What Is Your Phone Number?

By: Carolyn Wissmiller – Youth Department Programing Associate   For the past 11 years, I’ve been registering kids for our Summer Reading program. Here’s one major cultural shift that’s occurred during that time: children no longer know their phone numbers. Here

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GEPL Kids: Who Are Your Heroes?

By:  Katy Almendinger – Youth Department Early Literacy Librarian At our Read for Heroes events I heard Glen Ellyn police officers and firefighters tell stories about their jobs. They talked about the importance of teamwork, what it means to be

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GEPL Kids – Deja Vu

By: Leigh Ann Vock – Youth Department Page When I was given the happy news that I was to become a grandparent, the first purchase I made was a book. And then another and another. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise

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GEPL Kids: July Birthdays

By: Melissa Hilt, Youth Department Assistant Director July is birthday season for the girls in my family. Within eleven days, four of us will have a birthday and this week is my birthday! When you get to be an adult,

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GEPL Kids: America’s Story for Kids

By: Sia Paganis, Youth Programming Associate The Fourth of July is such an iconic celebration of America with fireworks and parades, sometimes kids forget the history behind the hoopla. I am a middle school teacher and I had to prompt

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GEPL Kids: Beach Reads

By: Kate Easley, GEPL Youth Librarian Next week I will be visiting the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina. I am excited to sit on the beach, swim in the pool, and bask in the sun. I will also be

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GEPL Kids: Neighborhood Story Club

By: Bari Ericson, Youth Programming Associate For several summers my porch became the destination for our neighborhood kids. Twice a week my children and I made popcorn and juice, and then set out scratch paper and markers or colored pencils.

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GEPL Kids: CultureGrams: Travel the Globe with Your Library Card!

By: Renee Grassi, GEPL Youth Department Director Do you have an exciting overseas vacation booked this summer? Are you getting ready to load up your car for a cross-country road trip? Maybe your family really enjoys learning about different cultures

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