Kids Reading Programs

Reading Patch Program | Summer Reading | 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Reading Patch Program (September 1st – April 30)

Join the GEPL Reading Patch Club! For every five hours you read or have someone read to you, you earn a patch. You can earn up to 16 patches during the Patch Club season.

The Reading Patch Club is open to Glen Ellyn residents(from birth through 8th grade) or those attending Glen Ellyn schools. 

1000 Books Before Kindergarten (2014)

Children begin developing reading skills at birth. 1000 Books before Kindergarten is a national program designed to promote reading to babies, infants and toddlers with the goal of having 1,000 books read before Kindergarten.


To help your child acquire these early literacy skills, join the Glen Ellyn Public Library’s 1000 Books before Kindergarten program. Set goals, track books and earn prizes along the way. Beginning January 2, 2014, visit the Youth Department Information Desk, and we’ll help you get started.

Suggested Reading

Summer Reading (May 12 -August 11)

Stay tuned for further Sumer Reading 2014 information!