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Career Paths

Careers By: Tom Malinowski, Middle School Librarian

When is the right age to start looking into careers? The answer is that it is never too early! Many people believe that children should investigate career paths around age five. Wow—it’s definitely possible. There are plenty of picture books and non-fiction books for pre- and early readers that feature careers—in medicine, law enforcement, travel,

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Full STEAM Ahead!

person sitting on bench outside looking through binoculars By: Sophie Kenney, Youth Department Assistant Director

We are so excited that we have new STEAM Kits available for checkout in the Youth Department! Each bin contains curated items like games, activities, books, and DVDs that introduce children to a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Math (STEAM) concept through fun, inquiry-based learning experiences. We hope that these kits stimulate curiosity and help

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Introduction to 3D Printing

By: GEPL Staff

Are you curious about 3D printing but not sure how to start? Watch a walkthrough of the process below or email skenney@gepl.org to schedule an introductory tutorial. Sophie Kenney, Youth Department Assistant Director, will cover the basics of 3D design and modeling using Tinkercad, a free, online 3D modeling web application. No experience necessary, but

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Learn a Language: Duolingo, Duolingo ABC, and Droplets: Drops for kids

By: GEPL Staff

Kids who are interested in learning a language or supporting their language learning can now use Duolingo, Duolingo ABC, and Droplets: Drops for kids for free! The library has iPods that are preloaded with the Duolingo, Duolingo ABC, and Droplets: Drops for kids apps that cardholders can borrow for three weeks. The apps allow kids

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Programs

  • Hanukkah (Chanukah) Menorah Kit
    Saturday, November 27, 2021 12:00 am to 12:00 am

    Design your own festive menorah. Available while supply lasts. The eight-day Jewish celebration known as Hanukkah or Chanukah commemorates the rededication during the second century B.C. of the Second Temple...
  • Smart Starts Kits
    Wednesday, December 1, 2021 12:00 am to 12:00 am

    Take engaging sensory activities home with you this winter! This activity has supplies in a special free kit available for pickup in the Youth Department or at the drive-up window...
  • GEPL Grooves
    Thursday, December 2, 2021 3:30 pm to 3:45 pm
    Virtual Program
    Get Up ‘n Groove storytime is now a weekly playlist available on Spotify and Apple Music. Previous playlists have included a trip back to the ‘60s and ‘70s with DJ...
  • Cookie Decorating Kit
    Saturday, December 4, 2021 12:00 am to 12:00 am
    Virtual Program
    Decorate your sugar cookie along with the video on the library’s YouTube page. Pick up your kit in the Youth Department or at the drive-up window on the event date....
  • Let’s Talk: Understanding Hunger
    Tuesday, December 7, 2021 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm
    Youth Program Room
    Read Lulu and the Hunger Monster by Erik Talkin and draw, share pictures, and participate in activities to help understand hunger. Activities will be moderated by Laura Glaza, Executive Director of the...
  • Smart Starts Kits
    Wednesday, December 8, 2021 12:00 am to 12:00 am

    Take engaging sensory activities home with you this winter! This activity has supplies in a special free kit available for pickup in the Youth Department or at the drive-up window...
  • GEPL Grooves
    Thursday, December 9, 2021 3:30 pm to 3:45 pm
    Virtual Program
    Get Up ‘n Groove storytime is now a weekly playlist available on Spotify and Apple Music. Previous playlists have included a trip back to the ‘60s and ‘70s with DJ...
  • Hora de Cuentos Bilingüe | Bilingual Storytime
    Friday, December 10, 2021 10:30 am to 11:00 am
    Youth Program Room
    Capacity is 20 participants. ¡Disfruta con nosotros mientras participamos con libros divertidos, poemas, canciones, y toques de mano en inglés y español! ¡Cada mes tendrá un tema diferente! Todas las...
  • Time Capsule Kit
    Tuesday, December 14, 2021 12:00 am to 12:00 am

    This do-it-yourself year-in-review will capture some of your family’s most memorable moments of 2021 for your future selves. Kits available for pick- up by registrants only in the Youth Department...
  • Smart Starts Kits
    Wednesday, December 15, 2021 12:00 am to 12:00 am

    Take engaging sensory activities home with you this winter! This activity has supplies in a special free kit available for pickup in the Youth Department or at the drive-up window...
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