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How GEPL Serves Kids of All Abilities

Posted: February 12, 2018
By: Katy Almendinger, Early Literacy Librarian

Libraries are more accessible than ever before. The Glen Ellyn Public Library offers innovative programs, services, and materials to make the library a friendly place for individuals of all abilities. Adaptable resources are beneficial to the entire community because they ensure that everyone can utilize the same spaces and services equally, regardless of physical, intellectual,

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Accessibility and the Library

Posted: January 29, 2018
By: Kim Lashbrook, Marketing and Graphics Production Clerk

Making the Library Accessible to People of All Abilities Libraries play an important role in making books, technology, and services universally accessible to people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities, including those who may have visual or hearing impairments, or who have sensory issues or other challenges. With increasing reliance on digital technology, it is

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A Magical Night in the Jungle Raised Over $40,000 for the Glen Ellyn Library Foundation

Posted: November 27, 2017
By: Stephanie Blackwell, Marketing Coordinator

Guests, dressed to the nines, enjoyed a magical night out on the town in support of a worthy cause at the Glen Ellyn Library Foundation’s Jungle Book Ball. The Glen Ellyn Public Library’s second floor was transformed into an elegant jungle, with anthills covered in giant, glittering ants, a menacing snake hanging from a light,

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Talk to Area Experts from Thirteen Local Preschool Programs During GEPL’s Preschool Fair

Posted: November 6, 2017
By: Katy Almendinger, Early Literacy Librarian

There’s a growing demand for quality Pre-K programs in this country. The Glen Ellyn Public Library is holding a Preschool Fair on Wednesday, November 8 to help you find the best preschool for your child. A whopping 1.5 million 4-year-olds entered preschool last fall. The Pre-K landscape, due to political support and cutting-edge research, has changed

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Navigating News

Posted: September 25, 2017
By: Ian Lashbrook, Instruction Librarian and Business Liaison

The term “fake news” is a charged and difficult one these days. It’s used almost constantly and in very different ways, but I think the one thing we can all agree on is that the proliferation of completely false news stories needs to stop. Facebook and Google have already takes steps to curb the spread

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Senior Services at the Library

Posted: September 11, 2017
By: Stephanie Blackwell, Marketing Coordinator

Today, the Glen Ellyn Public Library and the B.R. Ryall YMCA kick off Healthy Aging Week. The library and the YMCA team up to provide lectures, screenings, and exercise classes to promote physical health, mobility, economic security, and online safety for older adults. Healthy Aging Week does more than offer lectures, screening, and exercise classes.

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Glen Ellyn Public Library Serves Up Summer Meals for Hungry Kids

Posted: July 24, 2017
By: Ann Piccininni, Marketing and Graphics Production Clerk

Every weekday at noon during the summer, the first-floor meeting rooms at the Glen Ellyn Public Library turn into a café of sorts. That’s where the Summer Meals program provides free boxed lunches for anyone 18 and under, helping to ensure that children who rely on the free or reduced-price lunch programs during the school

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Jungle Book Ball Will Help Library Achieve Goals, Complete Renovation

Posted: July 17, 2017
By: Ann Piccininni, Marketing and Graphics Production Clerk

The Jungle Book Ball is coming, November 4! The second floor of the library will be transformed into a lavish venue befitting a formal event. Rent your tux, get your ball gown ready and purchase tickets now, while early bird prices are still in effect. Early release tickets are available through Friday, September 8 for

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Glen Ellyn Public Library To Offer Next Chapter Book Club

Posted: June 26, 2017
By: Sarah Kleiva, Outreach Librarian and Stephanie Blackwell, Marketing Coordinator

The Glen Ellyn Public Library believes it is important to embrace and create spaces for people of all abilities. Toward that effort, the library recently joined the Next Chapter Book Club Affiliate Network and will soon be launching a local club for the community. Next Chapter Book Club is a community-based book club for individuals with

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Friends of the Library Donate $33,000 to Glen Ellyn Public Library

Posted: June 5, 2017
By: Ann Piccininni, Marketing and Graphics Production Clerk

Those used book sales down in the basement of the Glen Ellyn Public Library do more than recycle classics and great literary finds. They generate funds that come back to the Library and make it better, thanks to the Friends of the Library. “I don’t think people realize how much the Friends do for us,”

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