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Online Books for Little Readers

With all the news about e-books, it’s easy to overlook an online reading resource always available with any internet connection – no downloading necessary! Through the Glen Ellyn Public Library Kids webpage, we have a few alternative ways for your

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Transitions…

Change is good when you look back at it. Transitions from playing with toys to diaper changing, preschool to all day Kindergarten, college to work, staying to going, are hard. As hopeful as the future is, it is hard for

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Reading is Boring!

Is that a familiar cry at your place as summer vaults on and swimming, baseball and TV have more appeal for the relaxing mind? Here are some tips to keep Summer Reluctant Readers in top form for next fall! Check

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Every Child Ready to Read® @ your library® is a parent education initiative.

Traditionally, early literacy programs at libraries have focused on children. Storytimes and other programs might model strategies that parents can use to develop early literacy skills, but parent education is not typically the primary intent. The Public Library Association (PLA)

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Choosing the Right Reading for NOW

Do you have a brand new kindergartner or 3rd grader or middle school student in need of summer reading? Glen Ellyn Public Library has 100,000 books. Where to start? Start with the smiling faces at the Desk as you enter

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Book Buddies Benefits Both Readers!

Pam Withers at keenreaders.org writes: “Here’s the best-kept secret about reading buddy programs: The teens who saunter into a room wary of reading to some restless youngster, typically end up gaining as much as their “little reading buddy.” They gain self-confidence, reading

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Parents, Get Your Kids Reading this Summer!

If your child reads while eating or eats while reading, this summer is for you! The Glen Ellyn Public Library’s summer reading theme is Reading Is So Delicious! Here are some ideas on how your family can embrace our summer

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Children’s Book Week: May 7-13, 2012

What do Curious George, Frog and Toad, Hardy Boys, and Peter Pan have in common? If you recognize those characters and your children do as well, that is your answer! These books have been read and loved and passed on

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Moving from Picture Books to Early Readers

It seems like a small step across the library from the picture books surrounded by toys and trains to the emergent or easy reader section, but for children making the move it is a big step and an exciting one.

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