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Happy Hispanic Heritage Month/Feliz Mes de la Herencia Hispana

By: Heather McCammond-Watts, Youth Department Director

Want to raise your kids to be kind and respectful global citizens? Start this school year off by celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 through October 15. Hispanic Heritage Month recognizes the important contributions and cultural influences of Hispanic Americans. Celebrating culture through food, art, music, travel, and books is a great way

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Library Card Sign-Up Month

By: Amy Waters, School Liaison

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month! Every year in September, just as kids are getting back in the swing of school, the American Library Association (ALA) promotes the importance of having a library card among your back-to-school supplies! This year may look different at school and in the library, but your library card can still

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Netflix Introduces Original Show About Diverse Books

By: Katy Almendinger, Early Literacy Librarian

I often find myself looking for any excitement in this new normal. Whether it’s a new recipe, a new book, or a new pair of shoes…I’m into it. Currently, I am really excited about a brand new show on Netflix called Bookmarks.   Do you remember a teen activist named Marley Dias? Marley is famous for

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Apt for Apps!

By: Christina Keasler, Youth Department Assistant Director and Youth Technology Librarian

School is back, and whether you’re in-person or virtual learning, it’s difficult. It’s hard for parents, teachers, and students. Try as I might (well, given the circumstances, effort was slightly reduced), summer slide still happened at our house (does that make me a terrible librarian?). My son totally backslid in reading especially, but he improved

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Programs

  • Kindness Club: eCookbook
    Tuesday, September 1, 2020 12:00 am to 12:00 am
    Virtual Program
    Email your favorite kid-friendly recipe to reference@gepl.org and contribute to GEPL’s downloadable Kindness Club eCookbook! Please include the following with your typed recipe: Name of Item, Category (Appetizer, Main Entrée,...
  • Together Time
    Wednesday, September 23, 2020 10:30 am to 10:45 am
    Virtual Program
    Create your own Community Helper hat at home and wear it to this storytime session! Download a free template of your choice under the "Attachments" section.   Dynamic session promoting...
  • STEAM Club: Kitchen Science
    Thursday, September 24, 2020 4:00 pm to 4:15 pm
    Virtual Program
    Kid Chef? Kid Scientist? You can be both! Try these simple kitchen science experiments using supplies you already have. For grades k-2.
  • Book Babies
    Monday, September 28, 2020 10:30 am to 10:45 am
    Virtual Program
    This class features stories, rhymes, and songs. For birth to 18 months and their grownups.
  • Toddler Tales
    Tuesday, September 29, 2020 10:30 am to 10:45 am
    Virtual Program
    Interactive class with songs, movement, and activities designed just for toddlers. For ages 18-36 months.
  • Together Time
    Wednesday, September 30, 2020 10:30 am to 10:45 am
    Virtual Program
    Dynamic session promoting child and grownup bonding through creating, singing, playing, and sharing stories together. For kids of all ages and their grownups.
  • STEAM Club: Kitchen Science
    Thursday, October 1, 2020 4:00 pm to 4:15 pm
    Virtual Program
    Kid Chef? Kid Scientist? You can be both! Try these simple kitchen science experiments using supplies you already have. For grades k-2.
  • Paint Halloween Pumpkins
    Saturday, October 3, 2020 10:00 am to 10:15 am
    Virtual Program
    Paint a pumpkin using your own materials and technique. Email a photo of your creation to reference@gepl.org to be shared on the library’s website or social media. Extra credit for...
  • Book Babies
    Monday, October 5, 2020 10:30 am to 10:45 am
    Virtual Program
    This class features stories, rhymes, and songs. For birth to 18 months and their grownups.
  • Creepy Story Writing Contest
    Tuesday, October 6, 2020 12:00 am to 12:00 am
    Virtual Program
    Do you love scary stories? Write and submit a creepy story or poem to reference@gepl.org and library staff will choose winners from grades 3-5 and grades 6-8 to receive prizes....
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