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Katy Almendinger as a child.

Beginning Chapter Books

Posted: May 18, 2017
By: Katy Almendinger, Early Literacy Librarian

Despite the photographic evidence, I wasn’t always an avid reader. I liked books — how could I not? I had a full bookshelf, I was surrounded by adults that liked reading, and I liked listening to stories. But when given the choice I would have rather played outside or watched TV instead of reading independently.

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Mom and Me Cookbook: Have Fun in the Kitchen by Annabel Karmel

Celebrating Mom

Posted: May 11, 2017
By: Stephanie Rivera, Youth Director

Mother’s Day is just around the corner — and here at the library, we’d like to help you celebrate that special bond. Making a homemade present for your mom is a great way to show her how much you care. Our 3D printer can print original designs, and mom will appreciate the hard work you’ve

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Goodnight Darth Vader by Jeffrey Brown [ebook]

May the Fourth Be with You!

Posted: May 4, 2017
By: Alexa Moffat, Youth Associate

The month of May is here, and that means one thing in my household: celebrations! Between birthdays, wedding anniversaries and graduations, our calendar is filled with happy events lauding the milestones and accomplishments of our family and friends. May also holds many holidays, ranging from those that are well known (ahem, Mother’s Day!) to those

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Video game shelf in Youth Department.

The Library Has Video Games?!

Posted: April 27, 2017
By: Megan Stepniewski, Youth Associate

That’s right! In case you didn’t already know, the Glen Ellyn Public Library has over 400 video games that you can check out. In fact, we have video games in both the Youth and Adult collections. What’s more amazing is that we have several titles on many of the gaming platforms available today. The ability

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Compost Stew by Mary McKenna Siddals

Earth Day

Posted: April 20, 2017
By: Kate Easley, Youth Librarian

This Saturday is Earth Day, a great day to spend outdoors enjoying the nature surrounding us. It’s also a good day to re-commit to helping preserve and protect our environment. There are lots of ways to help the environment and Earth Day is a good time to try out some new ones. Plant a vegetable

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Pink is for Blobfish by Jess Keating

And the Nominees Are…

Posted: April 13, 2017
By: Kelly Mahoney, Youth Associate

This is the best time of year to start reading the books nominated for the 2018 Illinois reader’s choice awards: The Monarch, Bluestem, and Caudill Awards. There are 20 books nominated in each category, and they are some very exciting choices. The Monarch Award is given each year to a great book written especially for

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B is for Baking 50 Yummy Dishes to Make Together by Susan McQuillan

Ways to Enhance Reading Skills

Posted: April 6, 2017
By: Amy Waters, School Liaison

If you are looking for some new ways to encourage your child to practice their reading skills, check out this list of activities for kids of all ages. Play Board Games: While not all games require reading to play, you can start with the box. Ask your child how many people are needed to play. Can

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Pranklopedia by Julie Winterbottom

April Fool’s: Making the Day Enjoyable for All

Posted: March 30, 2017
By: Angela Vahle, Youth Associate

Beware, young and old: April 1st is quickly approaching and people all around the world are getting their prank supplies ready to pull off some of the best practical jokes ever. Everyone loves a good laugh, but for some children, April 1st is a day that is more full of anxiety and humiliation than humor.

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And Then It's Spring by Julie Fogliano

Spring is in the Air: Best Books for the Season

Posted: March 16, 2017
By: Stephanie Rivera, Youth Department Director

Warmer weather is just on the horizon, and with it comes the renewed request for seasonal reads. Spring is full of new beginnings, as well as perennial favorites such as the start of baseball, kite season, and gardening. If you’re looking for seasonal books to put a little “spring” in your step, you’ll want to

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I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World by Malala Yousafzai

Women’s History Month

Posted: March 9, 2017
By: Kate Easley, Youth Librarian

March is Women’s History Month, a month to celebrate all the accomplishments of women throughout history.  It’s also a great month to check out a biography about some of these amazing women.  I love reading biographies, they can be heartbreaking and uplifting at the same time.  It’s so inspiring to read about women who have

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