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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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El Deafo by Cece Bell

My Vote for the Monarch, Bluestem and Caudill Awards

Posted: March 5, 2017
By: By: Katy Almendinger, Early Literacy Librarian

You’ve probably seen our Monarch Award, Bluestem Award, and Rebecca Caudill Award displays in the library. These lists feature titles that children are encouraged to read and then they can vote on their favorite at school. If I could vote, these would be my favorites! Monarch: Summary: A young aspiring engineer must first conquer her

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The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

Youth Media Award Winners

Posted: February 16, 2017
By: Melissa Hilt, Youth Assistant Director

It’s that time of year again, award season!  I’m not talking about movies awards, although it’s true those were on recently. On Monday, January 23, I was at home streaming the Youth Media Awards on my iPad. The YMAs include the Newbery, Caldecott, Geisel and Coretta Scott King awards as well as many others. Each

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Ten Grouchy Groundhogs by Kathryn Heling

Groundhog Day

Posted: February 9, 2017
By: Christina Keasler, Middle School Librarian

Groundhog’s Day has come and gone, and for the life of me I can’t understand the appeal. This seems very anti-children’s librarian of me, I know, and I know I’m in the minority on this one, as hotels in Punxsutawney cost more than hotels for the Super Bowl this year. I am a big believer

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Glen Ellyn Public Library

My Library History

Posted: January 26, 2017
By: Leigh Ann Vock

Farewell wonderful Glen Ellyn Public Library! I am relocating to Denver Colorado (to work in yet another library) after living in Glen Ellyn and Wheaton my entire 56 years. I would like to take you on a trip down memory lane to my library life. As a young child, weekly trips to the library were

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Baseball Saved Us by Ken Mochizuki

Baseball is Coming!

Posted: January 19, 2017
By: Amy Waters, School Liaison

It may seem like baseball season just ended, however, at this writing, it’s been 78 long days since the Chicago Cubs won the World Series. I still get goosebumps saying that! But because this last season was so exciting for me, I am even more anxious for the new season to start. Here’s a quick countdown

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