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Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar

This story covers racism, discrimination, and finding love all in one. This is one of the newer books focused on representing bisexuals as well as Bengalis while realistically attempting to portray the hate and assumptions that come alongside coming out. It's an entertaining piece revolving around the only two brown girls in the entire school… Read More

Heartless by Marissa Meyer

BookTok Series Do you enjoy sad twists on classic fairy tales? If so, this book was made for you! Heartless is one of our all-time favorite novels. It provides a heartbreakingly beautiful villain origin story for the Queen of Hearts. The author intricately weaves astonishing twists into this tragic backstory. It’s a story full of… Read More


Are you as obsessed with TikTok as we are??? This past year, TikTok has blown up as a social media platform. This highly addictive app has risen to popularity due to its variation in content. The FYP (For You Page) provides videos that tailor to the interests of viewers, thus creating different divisions. BookTok, DanceTok,… Read More

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by New York Times best-selling author V.E. Schwab, is a captivating novel that follows a young woman who bargained to live forever but is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets. The book begins in France in 1714, and centers around the mystical Addie LaRue, dreamer and artist,… Read More

Born A Crime by Trevor Noah

In the novel Born A Crime, Daily Show host Trevor Noah tells the hilarious, sometimes sorrowful, and often heartwarming story of his life growing up under apartheid in South Africa. Born to a black mother and white father, Noah was a mixed-race child in a country and time where the conception of such children was… Read More

Art Contest Winner

The 2021 Glen Ellyn Public Library High School Art Contest was an extra choice assignment for Jack's teacher, who is a Glen Ellyn Public Library cardholder. Jack drew a total of five pictures, and to their surprise, they won! “I never thought my art would be good enough to win an art contest!” Jack said. They decided… Read More

Shadow and Bone: A New Netflix Adaptation

If you are looking for a new and captivating Netflix show to binge, look no further. Shadow and Bone is a gripping book trilogy published in 2012 that is the latest young adult series to be brought to life on the screen. Books in the ‘Grishaverse’, as nicknamed by the acclaimed author Leigh Bardugo, have sold… Read More

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

I definitely recommend Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. This book is the first installment of the Grisha Trilogy, and after reading it I’m so excited to continue on to the next one. The story follows a girl named Alina, a solider in Ravka, who learns after an attack on her regiment that she is… Read More

Young Adult Fiction in Braille

Young adult fiction is available in a new format - Braille! There are 36 new titles in Braille and each title has one to six volumes. Titles include The Golden Compass, The Hunger Games, and Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.   The Young Adult Braille collection is located on the 2nd floor. You can search the catalog… Read More

Mary and the Witch’s Flower

I’m a big fan of Studio Ghibli films, and an even bigger fan of Miyazaki’s works. However, I couldn’t seem to find time to watch this movie, even with it coming out in 2017. However, I’m now able to watch it.  “Mary And The Witch’s Flower” is a 2017 film released by Studio Ponoc based… Read More

High School Art Contest

Submission Dates March 1-May 31, 2021 Winners selected by Wednesday, June 30 Artists between the ages of 14-18 who attend high school or live in Glen Ellyn, share your masterpiece(s) for the chance to win a gift certificate from Blick Art Supplies! Categories Digital/Film Photography or Graphic Art Ceramics and Sculpture Painting or Drawing Assembly,… Read More

Everyone Counts! Understanding the Census

The 2020 Census helps us understand our nation and the people who live in it. If young people or new citizens don’t take part in the census, their values and concerns are less likely to be addressed in laws and policies. For me, Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land” conveys the sentiment that everyone… Read More

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