Search Our Catalog
The front entrance of the library is temporarily closed due to construction. Please follow the signs to the temporary entrance at the rear of the building.

High School Home

News

Knowing Only Halfway

Downward spiral of books. By: Josh O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

I have a tendency to get anxious or even paralyzed when I feel I don’t know everything about something I feel I should. In college, I’d look for so many different sources to understand exactly what each author was saying I left little time to make my own argument. As a librarian, I feel silly when

Read More

What I Just Read: Children of Blood and Bone

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi By: Josh O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

What I Just Read: Children of Blood and Bone Summary: Seventeen-year-old Zélie, her older brother Tzain, and rogue princess Amari fight to restore magic to the land and activate a new generation of magi, but they are ruthlessly pursued by the crown prince, who believes the return of magic will mean the end of the monarchy.

Read More

Preparing for College

College kids walking down path. By: Josh O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

Preparing for college — it is something many of you have to look forward to and something many of the adults around you have already been through. It’s one of those things were the more you do, the more you find you need to do to feel ready. Want to know a secret? There’s no

Read More

What I Just Read: Denton Little’s Deathdate

Denton Little's Death Date by Lance Rubin By: Josh O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

What I Just Read: Denton Little’s Deathdate by Lance Rubin Summary: In a world where everyone knows the day they will die, a teenage boy is determined to outlive his upcoming expiration date. Thoughts: I just finished this one. In the near future, bio-science enables people to know when they’ll die — down to the day. People don’t know

Read More
View more posts from The Teen Scene
  • Late Night Study
    When: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 5:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Second Floor of the Library

    Enjoy pizza, beverages, and extended hours while hitting the books and studying for high school final exams at the library. Take a break and relax with trained therapy dogs between 6 pm and 8 pm. For grades 9-12.
  • Late Night Study
    When: Thursday, May 24, 2018 5:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Second Floor of the Library

    Enjoy pizza, beverages, and extended hours while hitting the books and studying for high school final exams at the library. Take a break and relax with trained therapy dogs between 6 pm and 8 pm. For grades 9-12.
  • After-Hours Nerf Wars (High School)
    When: Friday, June 01, 2018 6:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library

    Battle it out on the 2nd floor of the library with other high school students at this fun after-hours event with Nerf games and pizza. Bring your own Nerf gun and darts as a limited supply is available. Permission slips are required for entry and are available at gepl.org/waivers. For grades 9-12.
  • Ice Cream Social
    When: Monday, June 04, 2018 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library

    Celebrate the beginning of the Glen Ellyn Public Library’s Summer Reading program with ice cream sundaes, ice pops, and fresh fruit at the 12th annual Ice Cream Social. You can also climb aboard and explore your favorite vehicles from the Village of Glen Ellyn. Equipment on site may include a street sweeper and a fire engine.
  • Customer Service Leadership Training
    When: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 2:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Shakespeare Room

    Customer Service Leadership Training, a partnership with the B.R. Ryall YMCA and the Glen Ellyn Public Library, provides seminar-style courses and practicum-style experiences to teens who want to be leaders in customer service. Participants will learn skills and ideas that apply in any setting. Training focuses on values such as respect, care, professionalism, and flexibility, with an opportunity for teens to put their training into action at the 'Y.' For grades 9-12. Participants must attend both sessions.
  • Draw a Story to Write a Story
    When: Thursday, June 07, 2018 6:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Meeting Rooms A&B

    Local artist Cecelia Lad Smith will help you create your own personal, multimedia story with inspiration from Lynda Barry’s cartoons, graphic novels, and memory exercises. For grades 9-12.
  • Customer Service Leadership Training
    When: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 2:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Shakespeare Room

    Customer Service Leadership Training, a partnership with the B.R. Ryall YMCA and the Glen Ellyn Public Library, provides seminar-style courses and practicum-style experiences to teens who want to be leaders in customer service. Participants will learn skills and ideas that apply in any setting. Training focuses on values such as respect, care, professionalism, and flexibility, with an opportunity for teens to put their training into action at the 'Y.' For grades 9-12. Participants must attend both sessions.
  • Library Board of Trustees Meeting
    When: Monday, June 18, 2018 7:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Board Room

    The Library Board of Trustees conducts regular meetings on the third Monday of each month at 7:30 pm in the Board Room.
  • Jim Gill's Family Concert of Music & Play
    When: Saturday, June 23, 2018 10:00 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Meeting Rooms A&B

    Enjoy a joyful music experience during an active sing-along, clap-along concert with Jim Gill, an award-winning musician and author. For kids of all ages.
  • Jim Gill's Family Concert of Music & Play
    When: Saturday, June 23, 2018 1:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Meeting Rooms A&B

    Enjoy a joyful music experience during an active sing-along, clap-along concert with Jim Gill, an award-winning musician and author. For kids of all ages.