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Downward spiral of books.

Knowing Only Halfway

Posted: May 18, 2018
By: Josh O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

I have a tendency to get anxious or even paralyzed when I feel I don’t know everything about something I feel I should. In college, I’d look for so many different sources to understand exactly what each author was saying I left little time to make my own argument. As a librarian, I feel silly when

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An illustrated story unfolds along the 20 stations of the new StoryWalk ® recently installed in Prairie Path Park in downtown Glen Ellyn by the Glen Ellyn Public Library. The installation is part of a joint park renovation project by the library, the Glen Ellyn Park District and the village, partially funded by the Rotary Club of Glen Ellyn.

Passport to Adventure!

Posted: May 17, 2018

Oh the places you’ll go — Dr. Seuss Summer is just around the corner. And that means sunshine, warm weather, and no school! It’s the perfect time for an adventure. There are many ways your child can have an adventure this summer. Here are just a few ideas to get your summer vacation off to a

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Picture of the library's collection of picture books.

Picture Books

Posted: May 10, 2018

When I taught first grade, most of my students wanted to read chapter books, despite their varying abilities to do so independently, simply because, “everyone else is doing it!” It was, in a sense, the six-year-old version of Keeping Up with the Joneses. While I admired and supported their goals to improve their reading skills,

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The 1K Club — 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten — is a new book challenge for young readers (and their parents). The goal is to read 1,000 books to your infant, toddler, or pre-K child.

Underused Services at the Library

Posted: May 7, 2018
By: Kim Lashbrook, Marketing and Graphics Production Clerk

The 1K Club The library offers many services and resources that you may not even be aware of. This is the first in a series of posts highlighting some of those underused services. Our goal is to raise awareness for our members and the community that these services exist and to explain what they are

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Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

What I Just Read: Children of Blood and Bone

Posted: May 4, 2018
By: Josh O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

What I Just Read: Children of Blood and Bone Summary: Seventeen-year-old Zélie, her older brother Tzain, and rogue princess Amari fight to restore magic to the land and activate a new generation of magi, but they are ruthlessly pursued by the crown prince, who believes the return of magic will mean the end of the monarchy.

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Is It Spring Yet?

Posted: May 3, 2018
By: Amy Waters, School Liaison

The calendar may have said spring a month ago, but with snow as late as April 19 and several ball games postponed because of the weather, it’s easy to think that spring forgot to show up. The good news is that the forecast ahead is for warmer days. Even though I tell myself that snow

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Donations from Kiwanis Club of Central DuPage and Glen Ellyn Infant Welfare Society Help Fund Bus to Books Program

Posted: April 23, 2018
By: Stephanie Blackwell, Marketing Coordinator

Glen Ellyn Public Library’s Bus to Books program is a summer time partnership with schools and agencies serving children who live in or attend school or programs in Glen Ellyn. In 2018, the library will run three Bus to Books programs serving approximately 135 Glen Ellyn students. The Kiwanis Club of Central DuPage donated $1,000,

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College kids walking down path.

Preparing for College

Posted: April 20, 2018
By: Josh O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

Preparing for college — it is something many of you have to look forward to and something many of the adults around you have already been through. It’s one of those things were the more you do, the more you find you need to do to feel ready. Want to know a secret? There’s no

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Kids crawl underneath large parachute during storytime.

We Love Storytime

Posted: April 19, 2018
By: Katy Almendinger, Early Literacy Librarian

Librarians at the Glen Ellyn Public Library can be pretty busy. I answer questions at the reference desk, connect books with readers, select items for you to checkout, plan developmentally appropriate programs, coordinate preschool visits, and collaborate with my coworkers. I’m constantly learning and trying new things, but one thing remains the same — Storytime is

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One of two 3D printers in Youth Department.

3D Printing at GEPL

Posted: April 12, 2018
By: Christina Keasler, Youth Technology Librarian

If you’ve been to the library since the Youth Department remodel, you might have noticed our two 3D printers are featured in a fancy display case. If you haven’t, I’d like to introduce you to the library’s two 3D printers: Eugene and Gertrude. Eugene Gertrude Eugene has been at the library since 2012. He’s older,

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