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First Tween Reaches 100 Summer Reading Hours!

Dylan, 7th grader at Hadley Middle School Current Summer Reading Hours: 127 This is Dylan, the first tween to reach 100 hours! While waiting for school to start, Dylan likes to make gaming videos for YouTube, learn more about web

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Tween Profile: Cheyenne

    Cheyenne, 8th Grader at Glen Crest Middle School Current summer reading hours: 112 Meet Cheyenne. You might find her in one of her favorite places: 2Toots Train Whistle Grill, or the Yorktown Mall. She loves tacos and pizza.

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New SelfCheck Machine Added to Youth Department

For your convenience, a new SelfCheck machine has been added to the Youth Department! Now, GEPL members can gather materials and check them out immediately using the SelfCheck machine. Next time you visit the Youth Department, be sure to ask

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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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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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Tweens: Earn Fabulous Prizes & Help the Willowbrook Wildlife Center Through Summer Reading

Brace yourself. Summer is coming and with summer comes the Glen Ellyn Public Library’s Summer Reading Program: Read to Rescue. This year, the library is helping the Willowbrook Wildlife Center. The more you read, the more you help us reach our

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Sign Up for GEPL’s Read to Rescue Summer Reading Program

Starting Monday, May 12 you can help the Glen Ellyn Public Library provide 60 weeks of care to an injured or orphaned animal at the Willowbrook Wildlife Center by signing up for our Read to Rescue Summer Reading Program!   The Glen

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Tweens: Help GEPL Build a Sculpture During “Canapalooza”

Middle school students! Make a name for yourselves! The Glen Ellyn Public Library has been invited to participate in Canapalooza, a food drive organized by the junior high class of Grace Lutheran Church. From now until May 30th, we are

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Tweens Blog: Comic Books and Star Wars Day

We have quite the week coming up for tweens in the Youth Department. This Saturday is Free Comic Book Day, where comic book stores, libraries and other organizations around North America and across the globe give out free comics to

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Visit with Twenty Local Organizations During GEPL’s Volunteer Fair

The Glen Ellyn Public Library will host a Volunteer Fair on Saturday, April 26 from 1pm to 4pm intended to connect Glen Ellyn residents with organizations that inspire them. The Volunteer Fair will be held on the library’s second floor

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