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GEPL Kids: Comics Support Children’s Literacy

By: Sia Paganis, Youth Programming Associate Do you feel like your child only wants to read comics? Don’t worry, comics have been shown to increase children’s engagement with reading and books. Reading comics, actually, can be difficult. Many children race

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GEPL Kids: Parent Teacher Collection

By: Katy Almendinger, GEPL Early Literacy Librarian The Youth Department doesn’t just have books for kids. We also have non-fiction books (and DVDs) for caregivers in the Parent/Teacher collection. Items in this collection focus on child development and behavior. Brain

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GEPL Kids: Gallant Girls

By: Courtney Moore, Youth Programming Associate Not every girl wants glitter or pink flowers. I was a girl who grew up lost and confused in the world of makeup, sequins and other girly girl things. I wanted to jump in

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GEPL Kids: Community Partnership helps us “Feed our Hungry Neighbors”

By: Amy Waters, School Liaison The Glen Ellyn Public Library is “so much more than books”. But you already knew that! Maybe you’ve been to our Smart Starts program, created something on our 3-D printer, used a database to learn

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GEPL Kids: Early Readers

By: Leigh Ann Vock,  Youth Page “I’m reading! I’m reading!” This may be a familiar exclamation from your child once they reach this very exciting point on their road to reading. More than likely your child has been introduced to

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GEPL Kids: Playaways

By: Bari Ericson, Youth Programming Associate “Once upon a time there was a librarian who didn’t like to read.”  That was me.  I found sitting with a book confining, uninspiring and overly time-consuming.  And then I discovered Playaways! A Playaway

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GEPL Kids: Play Math

By: Carolyn Wissmiller, Youth Programming Associate Most parents/caregivers understand the importance of helping their child acquire early literacy skills, but some of us aren’t sure what to do to get our children started on the road to math literacy. If

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GEPL Kids: Youth Media Awards

By: Melissa Hilt, Youth Department Assistant Director It’s award season!  Most people are talking about the Oscars and Grammys, and while it’s fun to watch celebrities walk the red carpet and discuss movies and music with friends, family, and co-workers,

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GEPL Kids: STEAM Ahead with Library Resources

By: Sia Paganis, GEPL Youth Programming Associate Have you been hearing about STEAM lately? No, we are not talking about the vapor into which water is converted when heated, forming a white mist of minute water droplets in the air,

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GEPL Kids: Great Read-Alouds for Elementary Aged Children

By: Kate Easley, GEPL Youth Librarian Think your child is too old to be read aloud to? Think again! In Scholastic’s recent Kids & Family Reading Report 40% of children ages 6-11 said they wished their parents still read aloud

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