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A Magical Night in the Jungle Raised Over $40,000 for the Glen Ellyn Library Foundation

Posted: November 27, 2017
By: Stephanie Blackwell, Marketing Coordinator

Guests, dressed to the nines, enjoyed a magical night out on the town in support of a worthy cause at the Glen Ellyn Library Foundation’s Jungle Book Ball. The Glen Ellyn Public Library’s second floor was transformed into an elegant jungle, with anthills covered in giant, glittering ants, a menacing snake hanging from a light,

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Picture of four preschool aged kids with arms around each other's shoulder.

Talk to Area Experts from Thirteen Local Preschool Programs During GEPL’s Preschool Fair

Posted: November 6, 2017
By: Katy Almendinger, Early Literacy Librarian

There’s a growing demand for quality Pre-K programs in this country. The Glen Ellyn Public Library is holding a Preschool Fair on Wednesday, November 8 to help you find the best preschool for your child. A whopping 1.5 million 4-year-olds entered preschool last fall. The Pre-K landscape, due to political support and cutting-edge research, has changed

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Fake News at GEPL

Navigating News

Posted: September 25, 2017
By: Ian Lashbrook, Instruction Librarian and Business Liaison

The term “fake news” is a charged and difficult one these days. It’s used almost constantly and in very different ways, but I think the one thing we can all agree on is that the proliferation of completely false news stories needs to stop. Facebook and Google have already takes steps to curb the spread

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Group of seniors standing around.

Senior Services at the Library

Posted: September 11, 2017
By: Stephanie Blackwell, Marketing Coordinator

Today, the Glen Ellyn Public Library and the B.R. Ryall YMCA kick off Healthy Aging Week. The library and the YMCA team up to provide lectures, screenings, and exercise classes to promote physical health, mobility, economic security, and online safety for older adults. Healthy Aging Week does more than offer lectures, screening, and exercise classes.

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Susan DeRonne and Maria Dapkus serve prepackaged meals to children.

Glen Ellyn Public Library Serves Up Summer Meals for Hungry Kids

Posted: July 24, 2017
By: Ann Piccininni, Marketing and Graphics Production Clerk

Every weekday at noon during the summer, the first-floor meeting rooms at the Glen Ellyn Public Library turn into a café of sorts. That’s where the Summer Meals program provides free boxed lunches for anyone 18 and under, helping to ensure that children who rely on the free or reduced-price lunch programs during the school

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Jungle Book Ball Will Help Library Achieve Goals, Complete Renovation

Posted: July 17, 2017
By: Ann Piccininni, Marketing and Graphics Production Clerk

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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Glen Ellyn Public Library To Offer Next Chapter Book Club

Posted: June 26, 2017
By: Sarah Kleiva, Outreach Librarian and Stephanie Blackwell, Marketing Coordinator

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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Friends of the Library Donate $33,000 to Glen Ellyn Public Library

Posted: June 5, 2017
By: Ann Piccininni, Marketing and Graphics Production Clerk

Those used book sales down in the basement of the Glen Ellyn Public Library do more than recycle classics and great literary finds. They generate funds that come back to the Library and make it better, thanks to the Friends of the Library. “I don’t think people realize how much the Friends do for us,”

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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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Dawn Bussey, Library Director, Laurie Gornik, Award Recipient, and Carrie Jefferies, Circulation Department Director

Congratulations Laurie Gornik!

Posted: March 15, 2017
By: Dawn Bussey, Library Director

Laurie Gornik began her work at the old Glen Ellyn Library, which now houses District 87 offices, in the Adult Services Department until she decided to stay home with her growing family. She returned to work in the Circulation Department in a part-time capacity in October of 2002 and became a full-time employee in April

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