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Multi-colored hands forming a heart.

Using Your Heart to See

Posted: November 2, 2017
By: Amy Waters, School Liaison

Sometimes our immediate surroundings don’t seem to reflect the diverse larger world around us. But each one of us represents a source of diversity to someone. On the outside, maybe I look like your mom, or aunt, or sister. But I’m also left-handed and blind in one eye, and sometimes these things set me apart. To

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A drawing of a book with a child walking down a bath.

Once Upon A Time…

Posted: October 26, 2017
By: Deanna Siegel, Youth Associate

“Once upon a time, there lived a library filled with magical books for children to read…” Have you ever read a fairy tale before? If the first sentence sounded familiar to you, then you probably have. However, even if you haven’t read a fairy tale before, you have probably heard of them. Here are some

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The Jungle Book Read-A-Thon

Posted: October 19, 2017
By: Katy Almendinger, Early Literacy Librarian

Have you noticed that the Youth Department is looking a little wild lately? The Glen Ellyn Public Library shares an anniversary with The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. To celebrate our mutual 110th birthday, we’re hosting a series of special jungle-themed events here at the library, including a Jungle Book Ball and a Read-A-Thon. The

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One of two 3D printers in Youth Department.

3D Printing

Posted: October 12, 2017
By: Megan Stepniewski, Youth Associate

3D Printing is slowly becoming mainstream due to the machines becoming more and more affordable and consumer friendly. It’s a beautiful fusion between science, engineering, technology, and art. So here are some things to know if you want to get into 3D printing. The Machine For the average consumer there are several affordable machines to

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Growing up Gourmet: 125 Healthy Meals for Everybody and Every Baby by Jennifer Carlson

Parenting Collection

Posted: October 5, 2017
By: Alexa Moffat, Youth Associate

When it comes to motherhood, some days I can say, “I got this!” and handle whatever comes my way. Baby threw her bottle in the toilet? No problem. Dog puked on the rug? Easy. Diaper explosion? I’ve got extra clothes and diapers in my bag. Other days, I feel like I’m flying blind. Proclamations I

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Three young kids around a computer.

What Can Online Databases Do For You?

Posted: September 28, 2017
By: Kelly Mahoney, Youth Associate

School is back in session, and that means it won’t be long before it’s time for research projects. With the internet at your fingertips, it seems like finding information should be easy. But there’s so much information out there that it can be overwhelming, and much of it is difficult for young students to read.

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Banned Books Week: Our Right to Read September 23-30, 2017

Banned Books Week

Posted: September 21, 2017
By: Deanna Siegel, Youth Librarian

Imagine going to look for Captain Underpants or Junie B. Jones on the shelf and not being able to find it, only to learn that it was taken out of the library! How would you feel? The end of September is near, which means so is Banned Books Week. Banned Books Week is from September

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Telling Stories

Posted: September 14, 2017
By: Kate Easley, Youth Librarian

While on vacation this summer, my family took a ferry boat from Hatteras Island, North Carolina to Ocracoke Island. It’s a beautiful trip, but it takes about an hour to get from island to island. Due to poor planning on my part, I found myself without my usual bag of tricks to keep my two

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Student taking a test.

Setting the Standards

Posted: September 7, 2017
By: Megan Stepniewski, Youth Associate

School is back in session, and while parents rejoice for the moment, they soon dread all the information overload of placement testing, reading levels, MAP testing, Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, STEAM based learning, the Daily 5, Lexile, Fountas and Pinnell, research based practices, response to intervention, and all this other educational

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A backpack full of school supplies sits on a table.

Summer Reading Wrap-Up

Posted: August 31, 2017
By: Melissa Hilt, Youth Department Assistant Director

Summer reading is officially over for the year and I am happy to say the Glen Ellyn community met our goals. The Youth Department passed our reading goal of 75,000 hours. Our final number was 75,179 hours read, phew! The Adult Department, also, passed their goal of 4,250 books by reading 4,306 books. Since our

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