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Finally!

Posted: July 7, 2020
By: Tom Malinowski, Middle School Librarian

On Monday July 6, much to my delight and the delight of Glen Ellyn residents, the library reopened! For now, our Grab ‘n Go hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 am – 2 pm. Why only four hours per day? We want to take all of the precautions necessary to ensure safe interactions as

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When Stars Are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed

Posted: July 7, 2020
By: Goodreads.com

Heartbreak and hope exist together in this remarkable graphic novel about growing up in a refugee camp, as told by a Somali refugee to the Newbery Honor-winning creator of Roller Girl. Omar and his younger brother, Hassan, have spent most of their lives in Dadaab, a refugee camp in Kenya. Life is hard there: never

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The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

Posted: June 10, 2020
By: Tom Malinowski, Middle School Librarian

I was floored when I found out this was coming out a few months ago, and I quickly read it, as I enjoyed the Hunger Games trilogy immensely. Place a hold right now, because more than 100 readers are waiting for it! from Goodreads… It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the

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The Middle Squad – Summer 2020

Posted: June 3, 2020
By: Tom Malinowski, Middle School Librarian

Hello Middle Schoolers! The Middle Squad was the name of our group of awesome middle school volunteers who helped out at the Glen Ellyn Public Library. Quite a bit has changed since the library building closed in March. Until we determine how to best conduct volunteering safely, we’re going to keep that awesome middle school spirit going

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Write a Review!

Posted: May 17, 2020

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Series Available Digitally

Posted: May 11, 2020
By: Tom Malinowski, Middle School Librarian

    The Hunger Games trilogy is available on eMedia Library – OverDrive, Axis 360, and Hoopla.                 The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series is available on eMedia Library – OverDrive.

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Patience

Posted: May 7, 2020
By: Tom Malinowski, Middle School Librarian

I want to go to the park and play with friends, go to a restaurant, and get back to work and see you all. But as of now, I can’t do those things just yet. My patience is surely being tested, and I’m sure yours is too. So if we’re being tested, how do we

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The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

Posted: May 5, 2020
By: Homeschooled 7th grader

I am a homeschooled 7th grader and I am reviewing The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings (a three-book series: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King).  I loved them!  J.R.R. Tolkein knows how to add the right amount of adventure.  In each book, there is a great

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Superstitions

Posted: March 11, 2020
By: Tom Malinowski, Middle School Librarian

When you take a test, do you keep a lucky quarter in your pocket? Do you avoid stepping on cracks in the sidewalk? Back luck happens in threes right? Wikipedia defines superstition as any belief or practice that is considered irrational or supernatural: for example, if it arises from ignorance, a misunderstanding of science or causality,

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