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Open Books Open Doors Program

Recognizing the need to provide library card assistance to families and individuals with demonstrable economic hardship living in unincorporated areas, the Glen Ellyn Public Library created the Open Books Open Doors Program.

Open Books Open Doors is for low income families who live in unincorporated Glen Ellyn or in unincorporated towns other than Glen Ellyn who have a student attending school in District 41, District 89 or High School District 87 (Glenbard South or Glenbard West only). Criteria for qualifying for a card include having a child who participates in the Federal Free and Reduced-Price Meal Program through their school (verified by a school representative) or an Illinois LINK card (state issued food assistance).

Individuals living in unincorporated Glen Ellyn who have an Illinois LINK card also qualify for assistance.

The Library has issued over 100 library cards since the creation of the program in 2002. Application forms and additional information are available for download or through a participating school’s principal. For more information contact Maria Tachna, Business Manager, at 630-469-0879, ext. 6761.

Additional Information

Applicant Brochure
Contributor Brochure


Assistance Application with Illinois Link Card
Assistance Application with School Verification