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The 1K Club — 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten — is a new book challenge for young readers (and their parents). The goal is to read 1,000 books to your infant, toddler, or pre-K child.

Underused Services at the Library

Posted: May 7, 2018
By: Kim Lashbrook, Marketing and Graphics Production Clerk

The 1K Club The library offers many services and resources that you may not even be aware of. This is the first in a series of posts highlighting some of those underused services. Our goal is to raise awareness for our members and the community that these services exist and to explain what they are

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Donations from Kiwanis Club of Central DuPage and Glen Ellyn Infant Welfare Society Help Fund Bus to Books Program

Posted: April 23, 2018
By: Stephanie Blackwell, Marketing Coordinator

Glen Ellyn Public Library’s Bus to Books program is a summer time partnership with schools and agencies serving children who live in or attend school or programs in Glen Ellyn. In 2018, the library will run three Bus to Books programs serving approximately 135 Glen Ellyn students. The Kiwanis Club of Central DuPage donated $1,000,

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Kids and their grown-up listen to songs and stories about Miss Jamie's Farm.

What Our Members Have To Say

Posted: April 9, 2018
By: Kim Lashbrook, Marketing and Graphics Production Clerk

“We love our library. It’s an incredible resource. So very grateful for the time, thought, and intentionality that goes into the programming and resources that are available there. Thank you for your hard work!” – Survey Respondent The Glen Ellyn Public Library — our librarians and staff — strive to listen to the community and

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Foundation Board Treasurer Merrill Rajeck presents a check for $50,000 to Library Board President Chris Crawford

Library Foundation Donates $50,000 to Library for New Cafe

Posted: March 26, 2018
By: Stephanie Blackwell, Marketing Coordinator

The Glen Ellyn Library Foundation presented a check for $50,000 to the Glen Ellyn Public Library Board of Trustees at Monday night’s library board meeting. “We are grateful to all of the community members who supported our 2017 fundraising efforts to bring this library donation goal into reality,” said Kelley Kalinich, Glen Ellyn Library Foundation

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Kathy Hollahan and Dawn Bussey.

Congratulations Kathy Hollahan!

Posted: March 12, 2018
By: Dawn Bussey, Library Director

Kathy Hollahan is one of those library employees whose work and talent occur behind the scenes. Yet her work impacts every person walking through the doors of the library, as she is responsible for all the signage both inside and outside the building. Kathy has created a brand that the community recognizes, particularly through The

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A Picture of Mary Shelley and her monster.

Why Frankenstein Still Connects with Us 200 Years Later

Posted: March 5, 2018
By: Kim Lashbrook, Marketing and Graphics Production Clerk

In 2018, the world is celebrating the creation of Dr. Victor Frankenstein’s monster. Thanks to the movies, many of us have a picture of Frankenstein’s monster in our heads as a giant, green-hued goliath marked with stitches and held together with bolts. But the vision in Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein: Or, The Modern Prometheus was

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Picture of GEPL Youth Department from Youth Entrance.

How GEPL Serves Kids of All Abilities

Posted: February 12, 2018
By: Katy Almendinger, Early Literacy Librarian

Libraries are more accessible than ever before. The Glen Ellyn Public Library offers innovative programs, services, and materials to make the library a friendly place for individuals of all abilities. Adaptable resources are beneficial to the entire community because they ensure that everyone can utilize the same spaces and services equally, regardless of physical, intellectual,

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Tiles with different types of ability symbols on them.

Accessibility and the Library

Posted: January 29, 2018
By: Kim Lashbrook, Marketing and Graphics Production Clerk

Making the Library Accessible to People of All Abilities Libraries play an important role in making books, technology, and services universally accessible to people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities, including those who may have visual or hearing impairments, or who have sensory issues or other challenges. With increasing reliance on digital technology, it is

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A Magical Night in the Jungle Raised Over $40,000 for the Glen Ellyn Library Foundation

Posted: November 27, 2017
By: Stephanie Blackwell, Marketing Coordinator

Guests, dressed to the nines, enjoyed a magical night out on the town in support of a worthy cause at the Glen Ellyn Library Foundation’s Jungle Book Ball. The Glen Ellyn Public Library’s second floor was transformed into an elegant jungle, with anthills covered in giant, glittering ants, a menacing snake hanging from a light,

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Talk to Area Experts from Thirteen Local Preschool Programs During GEPL’s Preschool Fair

Posted: November 6, 2017
By: Katy Almendinger, Early Literacy Librarian

There’s a growing demand for quality Pre-K programs in this country. The Glen Ellyn Public Library is holding a Preschool Fair on Wednesday, November 8 to help you find the best preschool for your child. A whopping 1.5 million 4-year-olds entered preschool last fall. The Pre-K landscape, due to political support and cutting-edge research, has changed

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