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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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GEPL Kids: Curious Fun for Summer

By: Sia Paganis, Youth Programming Associate Summer vacation is here, and it won’t be long until many parents hear the phrase, “I’m bored.” Fortunately, the library can come to the rescue! Not only can children participate in programs and check

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GEPL Kids: Celebrate All Kinds of Families

By: Carolyn Wissmiller, Youth Programming Associate Ah . . . the 1950’s. The world was at peace (if you don’t count Korea and the Cold War), and every child was fortunate to live in a traditional family household. These perfect

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GEPL Kids: Books & Babies

By: Katy Almendinger, GEPL Early Literacy Librarian Reading to babies and young toddlers can be a really daunting task. It’s hard to keep up with the wiggles and their short attention spans. Reading to a baby might even seem silly,

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GEPL Kids: Read for Heroes

By: Melissa Hilt, Youth Department Assistant Director There are many different kinds of heroes. Some people look up to a historical figure like Abraham Lincoln or Martin Luther King Jr. Others may look up to their teachers or a family

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GEPL Kids: Summer Reading School Challenge

By: Amy Waters, School Liaison Calling all Super Readers! Can you help your Glen Ellyn elementary school be the TROPHY winner in the summer reading school challenge? We think the answer is yes! But even if your school doesn’t win

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GEPL Kids: May the Fourth Be With You

By: Courtney Moore, Youth Programming Associate Are you a Jedi? Have you dedicated your life to the light side of the Force? May 4th, May the Fourth Be With You, is a day dedicated to all things Star Wars. Are

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GEPL Kids: Screen Free Week

By: Kate Easley, GEPL Youth Librarian Next week is Screen-Free Week which is a great time to put down your phone or tablet, turn off the t.v., and enjoy time with your family and friends. Use this week to go

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