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Jungle Book Ball Will Help Library Achieve Goals, Complete Renovation

Posted: July 17, 2017
By: Glen Ellyn Public Library

The Jungle Book Ball is coming, November 4! The second floor of the library will be transformed into a lavish venue befitting a formal event. Rent your tux, get your ball gown ready and purchase tickets now, while early bird prices are still in effect. Early release tickets are available through Friday, September 8 for

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It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

It’s Kind of a Funny (Heavy) Story

Posted: July 14, 2017
By: Madeline, Teen Blogger

A year or two ago I picked up a book at Barnes & Noble because I thought it had a cool cover: a boy’s head with maps traced in his silhouette. I looked at the back, and thought, “Wow, this seems like some heavy stuff to put in a book. Perfect.” The premise was that a

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Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

Read While You Ride!

Posted: July 13, 2017
By: Angela Vahle, Youth Associate

Six Read Alouds to Make the Longest Trips Fly By Now that July has come, I dare say we have all realized summer is here to stay. What may not have set in, is that summer sometimes means road trips, and road trips often bring you to “What on earth are my kids going to

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We Need Diverse Books

What the World Needs

Posted: July 7, 2017
By: Annabel P., Teen Blogger

Your finger skims along a row of laminated young adult books. As your finger smooths over the ridges of the colorful books, it lands on one of the thicker novels that appears to be the first book in a series. Pulling out the book, you skim the cover where a beautiful teenage girl stares dramatically

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Korgi by Christian Slade

Great Graphic Novels

Posted: July 6, 2017
By: Kelly Mahoney, Youth Associate

What comes to mind when you hear the term Comics? Superheroes? Garfield, Peanuts, and other Sunday morning funnies? Pokemon and Manga? Comic books, more commonly known today as graphic novels, are becoming an increasingly important part of American literature for young people. While traditional comic book heroes, classic newspaper strips and Manga series are still

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Tidy Time

Posted: June 30, 2017
By: Josh O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

My iPhone gets cluttered quickly. Lots of apps excite me, and I think “Oh, I’ll use this all the time!” A few months pass, and I haven’t opened it in a week, which turns to weeks, and before you know it, I don’t really remember the last time I used it. There’s a way to

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The Jungle Book

Summer Kids’ Movies

Posted: June 29, 2017
By: Kate Easley, Youth Librarian

Being outside in the summer is the best. You can splash in the pool or sip lemonade while reading a book in the shade. However, sometimes the summer weather does not cooperate. If it’s stormy or just way too hot to play outside, it’s time to find an indoor activity. It’s time to go to

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Glen Ellyn Public Library To Offer Next Chapter Book Club

Posted: June 26, 2017
By: Glen Ellyn Public Library

The Glen Ellyn Public Library believes it is important to embrace and create spaces for people of all abilities. Toward that effort, the library recently joined the Next Chapter Book Club Affiliate Network and will soon be launching a local club for the community. Next Chapter Book Club is a community-based book club for individuals with

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See It Once, Do It Twice

Posted: June 23, 2017
By: Josh O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

When I think about something I have to do, I’ve noticed I have a trend: I try to envision doing it. I think about the space, about what I’ll say, about the people involved, about how it feels to do whatever it is I’m planning to do. I feel a tad bit more prepared if

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Pre through Grade 4 Reading Level Chart

The Dangers of Leveled Reading

Posted: June 22, 2017
By: Megan Stepniewski, Youth Associate

Don’t get me wrong! Leveled reading is a wonderful tool that has come into existence. For years, many kids have struggled to learn how to read just because educators did not know where a child was coming from in regards to phonetic and text awareness. Each child is so different in comprehension levels of phonics,

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