Monthly Archives: June 2012

Using Technology to Revisit Your Favorite Books

Have you had the experience of revisiting a place of your youth, feeling like a giant in your childhood kitchen perhaps?  Or have you returned to a beloved book, and asked yourself, I  liked this? Really? For years I always responded, when asked, that my

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Library Parking Lot Renovation Concludes Ahead of Schedule

This summer, the Glen Ellyn Library removed and replaced its parking lot. A new entrance at the far west end of the lot was added, and the flow of traffic around the center island has been reversed. Patrons may now

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Every Child Ready to Read® @ your library® is a parent education initiative.

Traditionally, early literacy programs at libraries have focused on children. Storytimes and other programs might model strategies that parents can use to develop early literacy skills, but parent education is not typically the primary intent. The Public Library Association (PLA)

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BookFest is this Saturday: Find out what our librarians think of the authors’ books

In a recent post, we shared the program for our upcoming festival, BookFest, which is this Saturday. For those of you who have never heard of BookFest, it’s annual festival of books in Downtown Glen Ellyn featuring emerging, local, and

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Friends of the Library Donates Books to Local Children

Families served by the Glen Ellyn Children’s Resource Center attended four orientation visits at the Glen Ellyn Public Library in May. In addition to learning about library services, participants were able to take home used books of their choice. Staff

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BookFest is Saturday, June 23!

BookFest is just one week from Saturday. This year, there are dozens of emerging authors, great featured authors, two luncheons, and a New York Times-bestselling keynote speaker. Check out the program and visit bookfest.org for full details. Program 8-9:30 Breakfast

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Thank you to our Summer Reading sponsors!

Thank you to the following local businesses for making summer reading SO delicious this year! To learn more about summer reading or to sign up online, visit gepl.org/summer. Children/Tween Summer Reading Sponsors Community Bank 10,000 Villages 2 Toots Alfie’s Inn

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Choosing the Right Reading for NOW

Do you have a brand new kindergartner or 3rd grader or middle school student in need of summer reading? Glen Ellyn Public Library has 100,000 books. Where to start? Start with the smiling faces at the Desk as you enter

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Parking Lot Renovation

This summer, the Glen Ellyn Library will be removing and replacing its parking lot. In the process, GEPL will be making some changes. The library will be adding a new entrance at the far west end of the lot and

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Attention, DVD Borrowers!

Dear Movie Fans, As you’ve noticed, the second floor of the library looks quite different from the way it looked just a little while ago.   One of the major changes is the new shelving for DVDs.  The slanted displays offer

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