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Tween Spotlight: Kyle Drexler

This is Kyle Drexler, an eighth grader at Hadley Middle School. A very busy kid, who still finds time to volunteer with the Middle School Volunteers program. In his spare time, he enjoys running, acting, singing, playing guitar, but most

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Hurrah for Gamers!

Football isn’t the only “big game” around here. Test your gaming skills against the best in Glen Ellyn and sign up for our Super Smash Brothers competition! Participants will play Super Smash Brothers Brawl on the Wii for a chance

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Tween Read Week is October 12-18

Read any good books lately?  4th-8th graders are invited to send us reviews of books during Teen/Tween Read Week, October 12-18. Share your opinions on books you’ve read and submit a review online or in person. You could help someone

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Check out what’s NEW at GEPL!

You may have noticed we are now giving out 1-hour passes to use the computers. We are doing this so that more kids have a chance to use the computers. Simply ask us for a pass at the desk, or

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Become a Tween Volunteer!

The youth department is looking for middle school volunteers! You can help make our library better from 4-6pm each Wednesday in October (the 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th). Our last session will be a volunteer party to thank you

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Are You a Maze Runner?

Before you see the movie this fall, come to the library Thursday and participate in activities related to the story.  The event is from 4-6pm on Thursday, September 4th and only for tweens (6th-8th grade). Will you be a runner

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Tween Summer Reading Profile: Shikha

Shikha, 7th grader at Hadley Middle School Current Reading Hours: 115 This is Shikha Adhikari. Of course she likes to read, but she also enjoys writing and drawing. She mainly writes fantasies and poems. Her writing has been featured in

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First Tween Reaches 100 Summer Reading Hours!

Dylan, 7th grader at Hadley Middle School Current Summer Reading Hours: 127 This is Dylan, the first tween to reach 100 hours! While waiting for school to start, Dylan likes to make gaming videos for YouTube, learn more about web

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Tween Profile: Cheyenne

    Cheyenne, 8th Grader at Glen Crest Middle School Current summer reading hours: 112 Meet Cheyenne. You might find her in one of her favorite places: 2Toots Train Whistle Grill, or the Yorktown Mall. She loves tacos and pizza.

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Tweens Blog: New Summer Reading Prizes and Online Scavenger Hunt

Summer Reading is in full swing here at Glen Ellyn Public Library and Tweens have already read over 700 hours! Tweens checking in each day receive a drawing slip they can enter for a chance to win their choice of

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