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El Deafo by Cece Bell

My Vote for the Monarch, Bluestem and Caudill Awards

Posted: March 5, 2017
By: By: Katy Almendinger, Early Literacy Librarian

You’ve probably seen our Monarch Award, Bluestem Award, and Rebecca Caudill Award displays in the library. These lists feature titles that children are encouraged to read and then they can vote on their favorite at school. If I could vote, these would be my favorites! Monarch: Summary: A young aspiring engineer must first conquer her

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The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

Youth Media Award Winners

Posted: February 16, 2017
By: Melissa Hilt, Youth Assistant Director

It’s that time of year again, award season!  I’m not talking about movies awards, although it’s true those were on recently. On Monday, January 23, I was at home streaming the Youth Media Awards on my iPad. The YMAs include the Newbery, Caldecott, Geisel and Coretta Scott King awards as well as many others. Each

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Ten Grouchy Groundhogs by Kathryn Heling

Groundhog Day

Posted: February 9, 2017
By: Christina Keasler, Middle School Librarian

Groundhog’s Day has come and gone, and for the life of me I can’t understand the appeal. This seems very anti-children’s librarian of me, I know, and I know I’m in the minority on this one, as hotels in Punxsutawney cost more than hotels for the Super Bowl this year. I am a big believer

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Glen Ellyn Public Library

My Library History

Posted: January 26, 2017
By: Leigh Ann Vock

Farewell wonderful Glen Ellyn Public Library! I am relocating to Denver Colorado (to work in yet another library) after living in Glen Ellyn and Wheaton my entire 56 years. I would like to take you on a trip down memory lane to my library life. As a young child, weekly trips to the library were

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Baseball Saved Us by Ken Mochizuki

Baseball is Coming!

Posted: January 19, 2017
By: Amy Waters, School Liaison

It may seem like baseball season just ended, however, at this writing, it’s been 78 long days since the Chicago Cubs won the World Series. I still get goosebumps saying that! But because this last season was so exciting for me, I am even more anxious for the new season to start. Here’s a quick countdown

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Hildafolk by Luke Pearson

Resolutions for Reading

Posted: January 11, 2017
By: Deanna Siegel, Youth Programming Associate

As it goes, with each start of the new year comes new resolutions. People vow to go to the gym, to eat healthier, to travel more, to work less, and my personal favorite, to read more books. It can be hard getting back into the swing of things after a busy holiday season, so my

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Jazz Day The Making of a Famous Photograph by Roxane Orgill

Judge a Book by Its Cover

Posted: January 5, 2017
By: Katy Almendinger, Early Literacy Librarian

Let’s talk about book covers. There are usually two teams when it comes to book covers. Some readers say book covers are a key element to what draws readers to the book. Other readers firmly believe that the synopsis is the best way to decide whether or not a book is for you. I’m with

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Play is All Around

Posted: December 29, 2016
By: Stephanie Rivera, Youth Director

Play is an essential literacy skill and an important part of how children learn. Allowing time for your child to play can help to build confidence, problem-solving skills, and a stronger imagination. If you’re looking for ways to entertain your young children over winter break, try checking out a Playpack at the library. Our new

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Winter Break at GEPL

Posted: December 22, 2016
By: Emily Richardson, Youth Programming Associate

Ah, winter break. The time for snowball fights, sledding, and hot cocoa with marshmallows. But then the boredom hits. And suddenly, it’s “what are we going to do today? There’s nothing to do.” Good thing the library has some great resources to keep you busy, learning, and having fun during your winter break. If you’re in

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Gluten Free Baking by Rebecca Reilly

National Gluten-free Baking Week December 17-23

Posted: December 15, 2016
By: Megan Stepniewski, Youth Programming Associate

So you poured your sweat and tears into making batches upon batches of cookies to give as a loving gift to family, friends, and coworkers. You go around handing them out basking in the glory of your own handiwork getting praise from everyone around you until you get to that one person who looks up

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