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Podcasts for Kids

Posted: January 11, 2018
By: Kate Easley, Youth Librarian

Recently, I attended a workshop that was all about podcasts for kids. While I know many people who listen to Serial or other popular podcasts, I didn’t know a lot about podcasts just for kids. However, the idea of podcasts for kids makes so much sense because they are a great way to enjoy some

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Picture of both an old set and a new set of Lionel Trains .

10 Toys a Century Later

Posted: January 5, 2018
By: Megan Stepniewski, Youth Associate

Hello and Happy New Year from the Glen Ellyn Public Library! The new year is a great time to plan a head, set goals, and look to the future, but it’s also a great time for reflection and looking back into the past; 100 years into the past, to be exact. The year was 1918.

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Keira Knightley in Pride and Prejudice

2018 Reading Goals

Posted: December 28, 2017
By: Katy Almendinger, Early Literacy Librarian

One of my favorite things about the end of a year is the opportunity to start fresh and set new resolutions. These new goals can be things like eat more vegetables, be more organized, say I love you more, or get a full eight hours of sleep. As a book-lover and librarian, my goals usually

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DIY Gift Ideas

Posted: December 21, 2017
By: Stephanie Rivera, Youth Department Director

With the holidays in full swing, you may need help with gift-giving ideas. Many people, parents included, appreciate handmade gifts that come from the heart rather than something that can be bought at the store. Handmade gifts can be cherished over the years and bring back memories of past holidays. The library has plenty of

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Mango, Abuela, and Me by Meg Medina

Diversity in Children’s Literature

Posted: December 14, 2017
By: Alexa Moffat, Youth Associate

As I sat in a hotel conference room recently, a school librarian related a humorous story detailing a young boy’s exuberant outburst while listening to a story featuring a young Indian child, just like him! After sharing the anecdote, she paused before saying: “They [children of color] don’t see themselves in books very often.” Wow.

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Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate

Reads for the Road

Posted: December 7, 2017
By: Kelly Mahoney, Youth Associate

Headed out of town this holiday season? Looking for a fun way to pass the time on your road trip to Grandma’s house? Why pop in yet another movie when you could listen your way over the river and through the woods. Audiobooks come in many formats to suit your family’s travel needs. If the

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Arts and crafts remnants on a table.

Let’s Get CRAFTY!

Posted: November 30, 2017
By: Cristina Bueno, Youth Associate

“Creativity is imagination and imagination is for everyone.” — Paul Arden As the days get colder, we’re constantly looking for things to do indoors. Why not get crafty? Crafting is a great and easy way to entertain children of all ages. Most projects can be adjusted for different ability levels and access to supplies. The

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Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted: November 23, 2017
By: Kate Easley, Youth Librarian - Homeschool Services

It’s Thanksgiving time! Time to eat some delicious food and visit family and friends. Time for warm, cozy sweaters and cute scarves. It’s also time to be thankful for all the wonderful people in our lives. I have a lot of people to be grateful for. I have a wonderful family, great friends, and amazing

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Reading in Nature

Posted: November 16, 2017
By: Megan Stepniewski, Youth Associate

Right now, we are in the peak of autumn. Leaves are golden yellow, bright orange, fiery red, and crunchy brown. Early in the morning, frost ices the edges of leaves, grass, and flowers. The cool crisp air brightens our eyes and refreshes our lungs. Although we may need some extra layers and a warm drink,

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Museum Adventure Pass

Posted: November 9, 2017
By: Melissa Hilt, Youth Assistant Director

It’s officially November, and you know what that means. The weather is chilly, and soon you will be looking for things to do indoors because it’s too cold to send the kids outside and you are tired of being cooped up in the house. Of course, the library is a wonderful place to come and

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