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If It’s Worth Doing…

By: Josh O’Shea, Young Adult Librarian “Something worth doing is worth being done well.” “Something worth doing is worth being done badly.” These ideas, seemingly contradictory, are both important. We need to work hard at what we do. We need to

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Meet Your New Librarian!

By: Josh O’Shea, Young Adult Librarian This is my first post for the Teen Scene blog, and my first little essay as a Young Adult Librarian. There are few places where I talk about myself in general, in the spring newsletter,

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Best YA of 2016 On Display

By: Hannah Rapp With another year gone by, many journals and awards have posted lists and chosen winners, trying to seek out the best books of 2016. Any judgment on a book is relative, but the journals and award committees

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Kindness

By: Saaniyah S., Teen Blogger “Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.” — George Sand Without a doubt, an act of kindness may mean

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Art Contest

By: Hannah Rapp This year marks the third year in a row of GEPL’s Teen Art Contest! Whether you’re an artist, a friend of an artist, an art fan, or just into fun events and good food, listen up. You

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Picking a College

By: Hafsa A., Teen Blogger School. Not many people want to think about education especially when everyone is on vacation. But unfortunately, school is not going to get off anyone’s mind, especially for juniors and seniors who need to start

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Finals Are Over!

By: Hannah Rapp, Young Adult Librarian You did it!  You made it through finals! If you’re a senior at West or South, you’ve made it through your last ever high school finals. Congratulations! You’ve probably been too busy studying for the

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Saying Goodbye

By: Hannah Rapp, Young Adult Librarian As a rule, I’m not adept at saying goodbye. I mean, sure, I can give my parents a hug before I leave, or fist bump my brothers when they’re heading back to their out of

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Speech and Debate

By: Saaniyah S., Teen Blogger Efficient communication is the backbone of success in our society today. It lets us form connections, influence change, and express our ideas and viewpoints. Through sharing with others our thoughts on how to benefit the

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This Year’s Book Gifts

By: Hannah Rapp, Young Adult Librarian It’s that time of year! Many of us are thinking about gifts, and as you may recall from previous holiday seasons, I am a big fan of giving books. I’ve already covered why books make

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