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Events (2017)

One of two 3D printers in Youth Department.

3D Printing

Posted: October 12, 2017
By: Megan Stepniewski, Youth Associate

3D Printing is slowly becoming mainstream due to the machines becoming more and more affordable and consumer friendly. It’s a beautiful fusion between science, engineering, technology, and art. So here are some things to know if you want to get into 3D printing. The Machine For the average consumer there are several affordable machines to

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Fake News at GEPL

Navigating News

Posted: September 25, 2017
By: Ian Lashbrook, Instruction Librarian and Business Liaison

The term “fake news” is a charged and difficult one these days. It’s used almost constantly and in very different ways, but I think the one thing we can all agree on is that the proliferation of completely false news stories needs to stop. Facebook and Google have already takes steps to curb the spread

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Group of seniors standing around.

Senior Services at the Library

Posted: September 11, 2017
By: Stephanie Blackwell, Marketing Coordinator

Today, the Glen Ellyn Public Library and the B.R. Ryall YMCA kick off Healthy Aging Week. The library and the YMCA team up to provide lectures, screenings, and exercise classes to promote physical health, mobility, economic security, and online safety for older adults. Healthy Aging Week does more than offer lectures, screening, and exercise classes.

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A backpack full of school supplies sits on a table.

Summer Reading Wrap-Up

Posted: August 31, 2017
By: Melissa Hilt, Youth Department Assistant Director

Summer reading is officially over for the year and I am happy to say the Glen Ellyn community met our goals. The Youth Department passed our reading goal of 75,000 hours. Our final number was 75,179 hours read, phew! The Adult Department, also, passed their goal of 4,250 books by reading 4,306 books. Since our

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Every Child Ready to Grow

Posted: August 24, 2017
By: Katy Almendinger, Early Literacy Librarian

In the first few years of life, more than 1 million new neural connections form every second. This means that the brain is hardwired for learning in early childhood in a way that diminishes as we age. Isn’t that amazing? So, it makes sense that parents want to know when their young child should be mastering

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Summer Reading Loss Statistics

The Importance of Summer Reading

Posted: June 8, 2017
By: Melissa Hilt, Youth Assistant Director

At the end of every year we visit the schools to talk about summer reading. We tell students how important it is to continue reading during the summer so they can keep up their reading skills they worked so hard this past school year to build and avoid something called the summer slide. This is

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Posted: April 28, 2017
By: Josh O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

Sometimes, it’s good to get away. Sometimes it’s important to shift your focus away from your personal life, school life, work life, love life, or any other category you might have. It’s not possible to put these things on pause, of course, but you can shift your attention. Leaving a piece of writing after the

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Video game shelf in Youth Department.

The Library Has Video Games?!

Posted: April 27, 2017
By: Megan Stepniewski, Youth Associate

That’s right! In case you didn’t already know, the Glen Ellyn Public Library has over 400 video games that you can check out. In fact, we have video games in both the Youth and Adult collections. What’s more amazing is that we have several titles on many of the gaming platforms available today. The ability

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Silhouettes of teens holding various Nerf guns.

Nerf War

Posted: March 31, 2017
By: Josh O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

We had a blast, it was a smash hit, the event was on target, it was a bull’s eye…the Nerf War was a fantastic experience. There were only small number of us, but that almost made it better than a huge group. We got to play multiple rounds of Zombie Antidote, where we had one

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Congratulations GEPL Teen Scene Art Contest Winners!

Posted: March 17, 2017
By: Josh O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

I am very proud to announce our GEPL Teen Scene Art Contest winners! Photography and Graphic Design Winner: Jennifer Doran’s Tranquility Runner-Up: Emma Orr’s Bloom Runner-Up: Sophie Guastaferri’s Laie-Pointe Drawing and Painting Winner: Jennifer Orozco’s Dancer Runner-Up: Courtney Cosby’s Ohma Runner-Up: Karen Milroy’s Alpacan Chicken Ceramics and Sculpture Winner: Connnor Lavin’s Bird of Prey Runner-Up: Madelyn

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