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GEPL Teens: Women’s History Month

By: Hannah Rapp, Teen Librarian Yes, we understand – you get history all the time in classes, on TV, and even these days, on Broadway (see a previous blog entry on the smash hit Hamilton.) But there’s a reason for

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GEPL Teens: Abe Lincoln Awards

By: Hannah Rapp, Teen Librarian If you’re a reader, you may remember voting for the Bluestem and Caudill awards as an elementary or middle school student. If you don’t remember, here’s a quick primer: these awards are given by the

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GEPL Teens: What I Just Read – None of the Above

By: Hannah Rapp, Teen Librarian I’m going to indulge myself a little today and talk about one more of my wonderful vacation reads from earlier this winter. There were so many good ones, I have to talk about at least

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GEPL Teens: African American History Month

By: Hannah Rapp, Teen Librarian As you almost certainly know already, from school if nothing else, February is African American History Month. Now, if you’re anything like me, you know this month celebrates interesting, important, and often overlooked people and

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GEPL Teens: What I Just Read – Ink and Ashes

By: Hannah Rapp, Teen Librarian I only just returned from a vacation, and being the book nerd I am, that means I read a lot over the past couple of weeks. I got through many great books, so you may

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GEPL Teens: What I Just Read – See No Color

By: Hannah Rapp, Teen Librarian I seem to be on a kick lately of reading books featuring baseball, which is strange, since I don’t really like watching baseball all that much. Lately though, it seems to be an indicator of

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GEPL Teens: Morris Awards 2016

By: Hannah Rapp, Teen Librarian As you may or may not know, earlier this month, the American Library Association announced the winners of their Youth Media Awards – famous awards like the Newberry and Caldecott, or the Printz award for

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GEPL Teens: What To Do With Your Four Day Weekend

By: Hannah Rapp, Teen Librarian If you go to Glenbard West or Glenbard South, by the time you read this, you’ll be done with your finals. Congratulations! Before you go back to face your second semester, you have a glorious

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GEPL Teens: Great Character Alert – Adelina Amouteru

By: Hannah Rapp, Teen Librarian Once again, it’s time for a great character alert! Today’s great character appears in some equally great books, but I really want to focus just on her wonderful, relatable, anti-hero/villain awesomeness. This will come as

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GEPL Teens: 2016 Reading Resolutions

By: Hannah Rapp, Teen Librarian Once again, it’s the end of the year and time to look forward to something new. As you may recall, I made three reading resolutions for 2015: Diversify my reading, don’t waste time on books

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