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Ode to Festivals

By: Christina Keasler, Middle School Librarian Carnival season is upon us! Unfortunately, I never get to go to the Taste of Glen Ellyn. It always coincides with my nerdy weekend. It’s a shame, because I LOVE festivals! They’re like farmers

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National Poetry Month

By: Christina Keasler, Middle School Librarian April is National Poetry Month, and I think that it’s important to respect and embrace poetry. Good poetry can be difficult to write, even if it doesn’t rhyme, but there are other ways to

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It’s Spring Break

By: Christina Keasler, Middle School Librarian IT’S SPRING BREAK!!!! While some of you might be thinking that the year has been going by too fast, others think spring break couldn’t have come quick enough. Spring break is a time to

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St. Patrick’s Day

By: Christina Keasler, Middle School Librarian Saint Patrick’s Day is coming. This holiday reminds us of the Irish, shamrock shakes and luck. I personally am a firm believer in luck. So much, in fact, that it skews my perception of

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GEPL Tweens: Technology

By: Christina Keasler, Middle School Librarian March 6-12 is Teen Tech Week. Even if your age doesn’t end in “teen,” this is a perfect time to discover and embrace new technologies that can affect your world. Technology is all around

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GEPL Tweens: Christina Check Up!

By: Christina Keasler, Middle School Librarian Hi guys. I know what you’ve all been thinking – “What’s Christina been up to these days?” You want to know what I’ve been reading and playing, and I get it! Well, this is

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GEPL Tweens: Mardi Gras

By: Christina Keasler, Middle School Librarian It’s Mardi Gras season! I spent a large portion of my childhood years in Louisiana. My grandparents live very close to a few parade routes, and my family would walk from their house to

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GEPL Tweens: The Middle

By: Christina Keasler, Middle School Librarian Have you stopped by our middle school room yet? If not, you should. We christened the room with our Middle School Room Kick-Off Week, which was a lot of fun. Mikey Reif from Glen

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GEPL Tweens: New Year’s Resolutions

By: Christina Keasler, Tween Librarian It’s a new year, and the time for resolutions. I’ll be honest, I didn’t make a resolution this year. Resolutions are about change, and I don’t want much to change. Anything that needs a little

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GEPL Tweens: The Christina Awards

By: Christina Keasler, Tween Librarian Everyone, let’s applaud the coolest Middle School Librarian you know: Me. I have officially read all of this year’s Caudill nominees. All. Twenty. Titles. I know, pretty impressive. I’m also nearly finished with the Bluestems,

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