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GEPL Tweens: Make Recycled Seed Paper

By: Christina Keasler, Tween Librarian   I don’t know about you, but I am counting down the days until spring (52 days). Here’s another “green” craft you can do to fight the incoming Spring Fever. Today I’ll show you how

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GEPL Tweens: Tween Movie Review – The Faults In Our Stars

What’s your first name and school?: Hadley Jr. High What are you reviewing?: The Faults In Our Stars What did you review? : A movie What did you like about it? : I like the faults in all stars because its about

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GEPL Tweens: Being Green

By: Christina Keasler, Tween Librarian I’ve been thinking about “being green” lately. I was pleased to find out that studies have shown that kids today are more interested in the environment than ever before. Have you done anything lately that’s

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GEPL Tweens: Share Your Experience With Others

Have you ever experienced something so awesome that you just needed to share it with everyone? Whether it be music, video game, movie or book? The tween website has a place where your opinions can be heard. Submit an online

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GEPL Tweens: Looking For A New Book to Read?

Choose your next story based on this neat flowchart from Harper Collins! Identify with Gamer, Dreamer, TV Addict, and more to help lead you to another great book. After you’re done, write a review for other tweens.

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What Are You Doing For Holiday Break?

An unintentional poem: The holidays are near. School is out for the year. The library is always here. What are you doing for holiday break? Coming in and visiting your favorite librarians, I assume. A few of you joined us

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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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