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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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Three Times Lucky

Snuggle Up with These Series

Posted: November 3, 2016
By: Deanna Siegel, Youth Programming Associate

As we all know, winter is just around the corner. While some may be dreading winter, it happens to be one of my favorite seasons! The time is coming for hot chocolate, mittens, ice skating, and yes, that’s right, Christmas! But I am getting ahead of myself. The chilly air and sprinkling snow presents several

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Picture of four preschool aged kids with arms around each other's shoulder.

Preschool Fair

Posted: October 27, 2016
By: Katy Almendinger, Early Literacy Librarian

Do you have a preschooler at home? Or maybe you have an almost preschooler? We know that thinking about sending little children to preschool for the first time can be intimidating. Believe it or not, now is the time to start thinking about preschool enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year. Don’t know where to start?

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