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Tweens Blog: New Summer Reading Prizes and Online Scavenger Hunt

Summer Reading is in full swing here at Glen Ellyn Public Library and Tweens have already read over 700 hours! Tweens checking in each day receive a drawing slip they can enter for a chance to win their choice of

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GEPL Celebrates New Harry Potter Exhibit with Ice Cream Social on June 9th

Six weeks of wizarding wonder are coming to Glen Ellyn and Muggles of all ages are invited to experience the magic of Harry Potter as the Glen Ellyn Public Library hosts the National Library of Medicine’s touring exhibit: “Harry Potter’s

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Tweens: Summer Reading, Gifs and Canapalooza!

Summer Reading registration is in full swing here at the Glen Ellyn Public Library. As of 5/20, 62 middle schoolers have signed up to help Willowbrook Wildlife Center and recieved their registration prize. If you haven’t signed up yet, there’s

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Tweens: Earn Fabulous Prizes & Help the Willowbrook Wildlife Center Through Summer Reading

Brace yourself. Summer is coming and with summer comes the Glen Ellyn Public Library’s Summer Reading Program: Read to Rescue. This year, the library is helping the Willowbrook Wildlife Center. The more you read, the more you help us reach our

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Sign Up for GEPL’s Read to Rescue Summer Reading Program

Starting Monday, May 12 you can help the Glen Ellyn Public Library provide 60 weeks of care to an injured or orphaned animal at the Willowbrook Wildlife Center by signing up for our Read to Rescue Summer Reading Program!   The Glen

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Tweens: Help GEPL Build a Sculpture During “Canapalooza”

Middle school students! Make a name for yourselves! The Glen Ellyn Public Library has been invited to participate in Canapalooza, a food drive organized by the junior high class of Grace Lutheran Church. From now until May 30th, we are

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Tweens Blog: Comic Books and Star Wars Day

We have quite the week coming up for tweens in the Youth Department. This Saturday is Free Comic Book Day, where comic book stores, libraries and other organizations around North America and across the globe give out free comics to

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Visit with Twenty Local Organizations During GEPL’s Volunteer Fair

The Glen Ellyn Public Library will host a Volunteer Fair on Saturday, April 26 from 1pm to 4pm intended to connect Glen Ellyn residents with organizations that inspire them. The Volunteer Fair will be held on the library’s second floor

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Tweens Blog: Learn How to Help Your Community during Saturday’s Volunteer Fair

The Glen Ellyn Public Library has had a League of Middle School Volunteers for quite some time, but it has evolved over the years. Middle schoolers now enjoy weekly snacks, as well as a party at the end of each

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Tween Week in Review

Last week the tweens really got involved at the library. Wednesday was the first meeting of the current volunteer session. Volunteers who came in enjoyed fruit snacks and batman impressions while mending (and playing with) bean bags and cleaning toys.

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