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What I Learned: Teens Reflect on Their Customer Service Leadership Training

A man points to the smiley face. By: Josh O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

In June, the library, in partnership with B.R. Ryall YMCA, held Customer Service Leadership Training for high school students. This program provided seminar-style courses and practicum-style experiences to teens who wanted to be leaders in customer service. Participants learned skills and ideas they could apply in any setting. The training focused on values such as respect,

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Knowing Only Halfway

Downward spiral of books. By: Josh O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

I have a tendency to get anxious or even paralyzed when I feel I don’t know everything about something I feel I should. In college, I’d look for so many different sources to understand exactly what each author was saying I left little time to make my own argument. As a librarian, I feel silly when

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What I Just Read: Children of Blood and Bone

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi By: Josh O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

What I Just Read: Children of Blood and Bone Summary: Seventeen-year-old Zélie, her older brother Tzain, and rogue princess Amari fight to restore magic to the land and activate a new generation of magi, but they are ruthlessly pursued by the crown prince, who believes the return of magic will mean the end of the monarchy.

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Preparing for College

College kids walking down path. By: Josh O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

Preparing for college — it is something many of you have to look forward to and something many of the adults around you have already been through. It’s one of those things were the more you do, the more you find you need to do to feel ready. Want to know a secret? There’s no

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  • Prep for College Series: ACT Practice Test
    When: Saturday, July 07, 2018 11:00 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Meeting Rooms A&B

    Conquer test day jitters by taking the ACT practice test facilitated by C2 Education. Contact C2 Education for your score. For grades 9-12
  • Storm Drain Medallions: An Environmental Project for Teens
    When: Saturday, July 14, 2018 2:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at High School Room

    Learn the impact you have on your local watersheds and tips you can implement to become a better steward of the environment. Take action by applying medallions on nearby storm drains to help further educate residents on the importance of preventing pollution. For grades 9-12.
  • Prep for College Series: Start Early, Start Smart
    When: Monday, July 23, 2018 6:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Meeting Rooms A&B

    Understanding what type of majors to look for will help students prepare for their career options. Georgia Koch from Career Vision discusses the use of aptitude-based career planning to improve your college planning and decision-making processes. For parents and their teens in grades 9-12.
  • Prep for College Series: Don't Pay the College Sticker Price
    When: Thursday, July 26, 2018 6:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Meeting Rooms A&B

    Discover ways to make a college education more affordable and less of a financial burden with help from Joe Orsolini of College Aid Planners. Orsolini focuses on strategies for finding money through scholarships, student loans, grants, and tax-saving opportunities. For parents and their teens in grades 9-12.
  • Prep for College Series: SAT Practice Test
    When: Saturday, July 28, 2018 11:00 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Meeting Rooms A&B

    Practice makes perfect, so take an SAT practice test facilitated by C2 Education. Contact C2 Education for your score. For grades 9-12.
  • Volunteer Day at SCARCE
    When: Saturday, August 04, 2018 10:00 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library

    Assist SCARCE with their best-known rescue program, The Super Crayon Project. Peel and sort donated crayons that will be melted down and turned into adaptive crayons for students with special needs. All ages welcome to volunteer; age 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Signed waivers are required for all volunteers (available at gepl.org/waivers).