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Katy Almendinger as a child.

Beginning Chapter Books

Posted: May 18, 2017
By: Katy Almendinger, Early Literacy Librarian

Despite the photographic evidence, I wasn’t always an avid reader. I liked books — how could I not? I had a full bookshelf, I was surrounded by adults that liked reading, and I liked listening to stories. But when given the choice I would have rather played outside or watched TV instead of reading independently.

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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.

Prairie Path Park in Downtown Glen Ellyn Gets New Look

Posted: May 15, 2017
By: Ann Piccininni, Marketing and Graphics Production Clerk

Prairie Path Park in downtown Glen Ellyn is blooming in more ways than one. The park, located adjacent to the Illinois Prairie Path just south of the railroad tracks, is enjoying a sort of renaissance courtesy of a joint effort by several public and nonprofit agencies. The Rotary Club of Glen Ellyn is partnering with

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Woman sitting on the grass writing in a notebook.

“They” As Singular (Part One)

Posted: May 12, 2017
By: Josh O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

Grammar Girl reports Chicago Manual Style and Associated Press Stylebook say “they/them” can be used to refer to individual people. Feminism and queer theory have been saying for a while that “he” shouldn’t refer to women or men, and that we need words that don’t out the subject in a way that would bias the

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Mom and Me Cookbook: Have Fun in the Kitchen by Annabel Karmel

Celebrating Mom

Posted: May 11, 2017
By: Stephanie Rivera, Youth Director

Mother’s Day is just around the corner — and here at the library, we’d like to help you celebrate that special bond. Making a homemade present for your mom is a great way to show her how much you care. Our 3D printer can print original designs, and mom will appreciate the hard work you’ve

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Take care of your body, and your body will take care of you.

Taking Care of Your Body

Posted: May 5, 2017
By: Saaniyah S., Teen Blogger

“Your body is precious. It is our vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care.” ~ Buddha Our bodies are our temples. Without a doubt, they are a wonder and a reason for us to appreciate our lives. Every jump, every thought, every action we take is at their expense. With all this exertion, however, we

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Goodnight Darth Vader by Jeffrey Brown [ebook]

May the Fourth Be with You!

Posted: May 4, 2017
By: Alexa Moffat, Youth Associate

The month of May is here, and that means one thing in my household: celebrations! Between birthdays, wedding anniversaries and graduations, our calendar is filled with happy events lauding the milestones and accomplishments of our family and friends. May also holds many holidays, ranging from those that are well known (ahem, Mother’s Day!) to those

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Woman with small images floating around her head.


Posted: April 28, 2017
By: Josh O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

Sometimes, it’s good to get away. Sometimes it’s important to shift your focus away from your personal life, school life, work life, love life, or any other category you might have. It’s not possible to put these things on pause, of course, but you can shift your attention. Leaving a piece of writing after the

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Video game shelf in Youth Department.

The Library Has Video Games?!

Posted: April 27, 2017
By: Megan Stepniewski, Youth Associate

That’s right! In case you didn’t already know, the Glen Ellyn Public Library has over 400 video games that you can check out. In fact, we have video games in both the Youth and Adult collections. What’s more amazing is that we have several titles on many of the gaming platforms available today. The ability

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Picture of space.

Space, The Final Frontier

Posted: April 21, 2017
By: Josh O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

I love the universe. That’s big claim, isn’t it? No pun intended. Well, pun was kind of intended. I knew what I was writing, and I could’ve change it if I wanted. But I digress. I love the universe. I love space. I love planets, mysterious black holes, nebulae (especially the Crab), and huge asteroids

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Compost Stew by Mary McKenna Siddals

Earth Day

Posted: April 20, 2017
By: Kate Easley, Youth Librarian

This Saturday is Earth Day, a great day to spend outdoors enjoying the nature surrounding us. It’s also a good day to re-commit to helping preserve and protect our environment. There are lots of ways to help the environment and Earth Day is a good time to try out some new ones. Plant a vegetable

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