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Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales

By: Kate Easley, Homeschool Librarian

The other day, I walked into my son’s room to see him reading a book titled The Donner Dinner Party. I laughed out loud at the absurdity of this title, and then took a closer look to make sure it was something I was okay with my 4th grader reading. This book is part of

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Bust Boredom with Board Games

By: Christina Keasler, Youth Department Director

Winter is always tough with cabin fever and kids’ pent up energy. Add in the fact that many children now get more screen time than parents prefer, and you have a perfect disaster of both adults and kids going crazy at home. The pandemic has allowed us to spend more time as a family, but

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The Rebecca Caudill Journey

By: Tom Malinowski, Middle School Librarian

Last year, Youth Department Director Christina Keasler and I received news that we were chosen to be evaluators for the Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award. Huzzah! Here’s the committee in a nutshell: A rotating committee of between seventy and eighty members meets annually in late January or early February to create the list of

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Coming Soon: Large Print Materials in Youth

By: Melissa Hilt, Community Engagement Librarian

For as long as I can remember, we have had a large print collection in the Adult Department at GEPL, and I am excited to share that we are starting to purchase large print fiction books for the Youth Department! As we work on making sure the library is diverse, equitable, and inclusive for all, I knew this personal goal of mine had to be

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Programs

  • STEAM Club: The Wonders of Weather
    Thursday, March 4, 2021 12:00 am to 12:00 am
    No Space
    Take STEAM Club home with you in March and April! Each self-led activity will focus on a different weather-related concept. Experiments include making a barometer and rain gauge, plus learning...
  • Sticky Fingers: Cooks + Books
    Tuesday, March 9, 2021 4:00 pm to 5:15 pm
    Virtual Program
    Who doesn’t love food? Share a story to warm up those tastebuds, then head to the kitchen and put your chef skills to the test! Presented by Sticky Fingers Cooking....
  • STEAM Club: The Wonders of Weather
    Thursday, March 11, 2021 12:00 am to 12:00 am

    Take STEAM Club home with you in March and April! Each self-led activity will focus on a different weather-related concept. Experiments include making a barometer and rain gauge, plus learning...
  • BYOB Book Chat Junior
    Wednesday, March 17, 2021 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm
    Virtual Program
    Through imagination, you can be anyone or go anywhere! Explore the world through books with Youth staff and share what you’re reading. For grades 4-5.
  • STEAM Club: The Wonders of Weather
    Thursday, March 18, 2021 12:00 am to 12:00 am

    Take STEAM Club home with you in March and April! Each self-led activity will focus on a different weather-related concept. Experiments include making a barometer and rain gauge, plus learning...
  • Friends Used Book Sale
    Saturday, March 20, 2021 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
    Basement - Friends Area
    Limited Admission: 10 people at a time. Attendees may line up in the lobby and can be texted when it’s their turn. Purchase "Media (DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, and games) by...
  • STEAM Club: The Wonders of Weather
    Thursday, March 25, 2021 12:00 am to 12:00 am

    Take STEAM Club home with you in March and April! Each self-led activity will focus on a different weather-related concept. Experiments include making a barometer and rain gauge, plus learning...
  • Animals Around the World
    Tuesday, March 30, 2021 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm
    Virtual Program
    Where can you find a coati? What do veiled chameleons eat? Eyes of the Wild, an exotic animal rescue that provides forever homes to over 175 animals and 60 different...
  • April Art Gallery: Submission Deadline
    Wednesday, March 31, 2021 12:00 am to 12:00 am
    No Space
    Display your child’s original masterpiece on the bulletin board in the Youth Department! Register and drop off paper-based submissions in the Youth Department during the month of March. Please include...
  • Friendship Necklaces
    Wednesday, March 31, 2021 1:00 pm to 1:15 pm
    Virtual Program
    Create clay charm necklaces to share with friends. for grades 5-8.
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