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New Ways to Search!

To make using the new even easier, we’ve changed up how our searching works. Look at the top right of to see the new search bar. To use this new tool, just click the tab you’d like to

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Getting Started with Twitter

I was listening to WBEZ, Chicago’s public radio station, the other day, and I heard a story I thought many of our computer class patrons would love to hear. I often teach Facebook, Twitter and blogging classes at GEPL. The

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The eBook Debate

eBooks are the one of the newest trends in library technology. GEPL is keeping up with this trend by providing eBooks through our digital download service, eMediaLibrary. We’re constantly providing several opportunities to learn how to use our digital downloads.

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Library Now Offers Text Alerts

The Glen Ellyn Public Library is excited to offer text message alerts for library cardholders. These text alerts allow you to receive notices about holds that are available on your account, items that are due soon, overdue or that can

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Library Offers Technology Petting Zoo & Laptop Checkout

Times are changing at the Glen Ellyn Public Library. Patrons will soon be able to check out laptops for in-library use, as well as visit our new Technology Petting Zoo on the second floor of the library. For some time

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Kindle Books Have Arrived at the Library!

On September 21, 2011, Amazon announced that public libraries would now be able to offer Kindle-compatible e-books for the first time. Glen Ellyn is one of the 11,000 libraries that have been waiting, along with millions of library patrons across

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