Yearly Archives: 2011

Library Now Offers Text Alerts

The Glen Ellyn Public Library is excited to offer text message alerts for library cardholders. These text alerts allow you to receive notices about holds that are available on your account, items that are due soon, overdue or that can

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Gift Book Sale & Holiday Book Drive

This year, the Friends of the Glen Ellyn Library are sponsoring an ongoing gift book sale in the library lobby from November 25 through December 23. The selection of titles includes holiday reads, like-new gift books, and even some books

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Gift-giving Opportunities at the Glen Ellyn Library

Think of the library when shopping for friends and family this holiday season. The Glen Ellyn Public Library Foundation offers unique opportunities for gift-giving. The Glen Ellyn Public Library Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, facilitates a program that allows you

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Homeschooling and the Library

Are you homeschooling the children in your family? You are hardly alone! Consider these facts from the National Center for Educational Statistics. In 2007, the number of homeschooled students was about 1.5 million, an increase from 850,000 in 1999 and

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Library Offers Technology Petting Zoo & Laptop Checkout

Times are changing at the Glen Ellyn Public Library. Patrons will soon be able to check out laptops for in-library use, as well as visit our new Technology Petting Zoo on the second floor of the library. For some time

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Handling Your Children’s Fears

  “I’m scared!” Monsters under the bed? Darkness or loud dogs? Trains, swimming pools, being alone? Children do not need to know about falling stock prices to be afraid! Child fears are like adult fears, essentially of the unknown. We

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Spend Black Friday at the Library!

The Glen Ellyn Public Library and the Friends of the Glen Ellyn Library invite you to spend Black Friday, Nov. 25, at the library. With a variety of free activities for all ages and a used book sale, you can

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Library Offers School Year Reading Program

    Libraries are famous for their annual summer reading programs, and the Glen Ellyn Public Library is no exception. Did you know we also offer something called the Reading Patch Club during the school year? Think of it as

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Teen Read Week at the Glen Ellyn Library

The Glen Ellyn Public Library will celebrate Teen Read Week (October 16-22, 2011) with special events and programs aimed at encouraging area teens to read for the fun of it. Thousands of libraries, schools and bookstores across the country will

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Kindle Books Have Arrived at the Library!

On September 21, 2011, Amazon announced that public libraries would now be able to offer Kindle-compatible e-books for the first time. Glen Ellyn is one of the 11,000 libraries that have been waiting, along with millions of library patrons across

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