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Hildafolk by Luke Pearson

Resolutions for Reading

Posted: January 11, 2017
By: Deanna Siegel, Youth Programming Associate

As it goes, with each start of the new year comes new resolutions. People vow to go to the gym, to eat healthier, to travel more, to work less, and my personal favorite, to read more books. It can be hard getting back into the swing of things after a busy holiday season, so my

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Jazz Day The Making of a Famous Photograph by Roxane Orgill

Judge a Book by Its Cover

Posted: January 5, 2017
By: Katy Almendinger, Early Literacy Librarian

Let’s talk about book covers. There are usually two teams when it comes to book covers. Some readers say book covers are a key element to what draws readers to the book. Other readers firmly believe that the synopsis is the best way to decide whether or not a book is for you. I’m with

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Play is All Around

Posted: December 29, 2016
By: Stephanie Rivera, Youth Director

Play is an essential literacy skill and an important part of how children learn. Allowing time for your child to play can help to build confidence, problem-solving skills, and a stronger imagination. If you’re looking for ways to entertain your young children over winter break, try checking out a Playpack at the library. Our new

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Winter Break at GEPL

Posted: December 22, 2016
By: Emily Richardson, Youth Programming Associate

Ah, winter break. The time for snowball fights, sledding, and hot cocoa with marshmallows. But then the boredom hits. And suddenly, it’s “what are we going to do today? There’s nothing to do.” Good thing the library has some great resources to keep you busy, learning, and having fun during your winter break. If you’re in

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Gluten Free Baking by Rebecca Reilly

National Gluten-free Baking Week December 17-23

Posted: December 15, 2016
By: Megan Stepniewski, Youth Programming Associate

So you poured your sweat and tears into making batches upon batches of cookies to give as a loving gift to family, friends, and coworkers. You go around handing them out basking in the glory of your own handiwork getting praise from everyone around you until you get to that one person who looks up

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If You Give A Mouse a Brownie by Laura Joffe Numeroff

Great Books for Gifting

Posted: December 8, 2016
By: Kate Easley, Youth Librarian

It’s the season of giving!  Books always make a great gift — they are easy to wrap and the choices are endless. If you’re struggling to think of some good titles to give, we’ve got you covered. You can preview all of these titles before you buy at the library. For the wimpy kid lover in

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Cozmo Robot Toy by Anki

Technology and Kids

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

By:  Technology is taking over the world! But that’s not a bad thing. Technology is supposed to enhance our lives, making them better and easier. Why not embrace it? Some may think kids these days are born with a mouse in one hand, and a touchscreen in another, but just because middle schoolers were born

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Picture Books – Categorized for Easy Selection

Posted: November 24, 2016
By: Melissa Hilt, Youth Assistant Director

We have been in our newly remodeled Youth Department for almost a year and the excitement is still alive as we hear our members express how much they love the new play area, the layout, the colors, the 3D printers and the picture book categories to just name a few. In the beginning we had

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Funny Books

Posted: November 17, 2016
By: Leigh Ann Vock, Youth Page

“The book ends?!” Elephant – We Are in a Book by Mo Willems We Are in a Book by Mo Willems is a story about best friends that discover they are in a book that a reader is reading! They go along in this delightfully funny story until one of the characters discovers that the book

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Who We Are All About Being the Same and Being Different by Robie H. Harris

Speak Your Mind, But Keep It Civil

Posted: November 10, 2016
By: Amy Waters, School Liaison

There was an election this week. If you’ve listened to radio or TV, or if you have spent any time on social media, you know that people are stressed out, angry and anxious. And if adults are feeling this way, kids are going to be worried and anxious, too. As I write this, I do

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