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GEPL Kids: Playaways

By: Bari Ericson, Youth Programming Associate “Once upon a time there was a librarian who didn’t like to read.”  That was me.  I found sitting with a book confining, uninspiring and overly time-consuming.  And then I discovered Playaways! A Playaway

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GEPL Kids: Play Math

By: Carolyn Wissmiller, Youth Programming Associate Most parents/caregivers understand the importance of helping their child acquire early literacy skills, but some of us aren’t sure what to do to get our children started on the road to math literacy. If

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GEPL Kids: Youth Media Awards

By: Melissa Hilt, Youth Department Assistant Director It’s award season!  Most people are talking about the Oscars and Grammys, and while it’s fun to watch celebrities walk the red carpet and discuss movies and music with friends, family, and co-workers,

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GEPL Kids: STEAM Ahead with Library Resources

By: Sia Paganis, GEPL Youth Programming Associate Have you been hearing about STEAM lately? No, we are not talking about the vapor into which water is converted when heated, forming a white mist of minute water droplets in the air,

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GEPL Kids: Great Read-Alouds for Elementary Aged Children

By: Kate Easley, GEPL Youth Librarian Think your child is too old to be read aloud to? Think again! In Scholastic’s recent Kids & Family Reading Report 40% of children ages 6-11 said they wished their parents still read aloud

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GEPL Kids: A New Year’s Resolution for Language Learners

By: Renee Grassi, GEPL Youth Department Director If your New Year’s resolution is to learn a new language or pass on your native language, why not get the kids involved and include the whole family? There are a variety of

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GEPL Kids: Favorite New Books

By: Katy Almendinger, GEPL Early Literacy Librarian Since it’s the beginning of a new year, I’ve been thinking a lot about the really great books that were published in 2014. I thought now would be a great time to share

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Marshmallow Engineering For Kids!

  Does your child like to build?  We have a program for that!  Children age 6-8 are invited to the Youth Department Thursday, July 17th from 4-4:30 for our Marshmallow Engineering program. Using mini marshmallows and toothpicks, children will be

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Curious George Themed StoryTime at Meatheads

Meatheads (549 Roosevelt Road) is hosting a special Curious George Themed StoryTime on Saturday, July 5th from 10am to 11am.

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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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