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Why Read to My Baby?

You may wonder about the benefits of reading to your baby. An infant won’t understand everything you’re doing or why. But you wouldn’t wait until your child could understand what you were saying before you started speaking to him or

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Role Models for Kids

Children idolize their parents, but we all long for people to look up to, good role models. We admire and emulate sports players, politicians, business tycoons only to be disappointed later. Locally there are countless good role models for kids,

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Isabella or Jacob?: Balancing A New Baby and Older Children

No matter what you name the second baby in the family, the life of #1 will be dramatically changed. It is not good or bad, but it is a big transition. Even adults don’t do well with transitions! There are

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Square dance with live band at Glen Ellyn Library!

The Glen Ellyn Library invites people of all ages to the library for a free evening of family-friendly fun. On Thursday February 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, the Golden Horse Square Dance Band will guide attendees through basic square

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Homeschooling and the Library

Are you homeschooling the children in your family? You are hardly alone! Consider these facts from the National Center for Educational Statistics. In 2007, the number of homeschooled students was about 1.5 million, an increase from 850,000 in 1999 and

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Handling Your Children’s Fears

  “I’m scared!” Monsters under the bed? Darkness or loud dogs? Trains, swimming pools, being alone? Children do not need to know about falling stock prices to be afraid! Child fears are like adult fears, essentially of the unknown. We

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Library Offers School Year Reading Program

    Libraries are famous for their annual summer reading programs, and the Glen Ellyn Public Library is no exception. Did you know we also offer something called the Reading Patch Club during the school year? Think of it as

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