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Ticket to Ride First Journey Board Game

Keeping Your Kids Occupied On A Rainy Day (Or A Long Trip)

Posted: June 21, 2018
By: Christina Keasler, Youth Technology Librarian

Summer vacation is here! School is out; GEPL’s summer reading program is underway (have you signed up?); and parents are thinking of plans, or survival skills, to make sure the kids don’t drive the parents, or themselves, crazy with the idle time. We know the importance of outside play, but there are times when that’s

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An illustrated story unfolds along the 20 stations of the new StoryWalk ® recently installed in Prairie Path Park in downtown Glen Ellyn by the Glen Ellyn Public Library. The installation is part of a joint park renovation project by the library, the Glen Ellyn Park District and the village, partially funded by the Rotary Club of Glen Ellyn.

Passport to Adventure!

Posted: May 17, 2018

Oh the places you’ll go — Dr. Seuss Summer is just around the corner. And that means sunshine, warm weather, and no school! It’s the perfect time for an adventure. There are many ways your child can have an adventure this summer. Here are just a few ideas to get your summer vacation off to a

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Picture of the library's collection of picture books.

Picture Books

Posted: May 10, 2018

When I taught first grade, most of my students wanted to read chapter books, despite their varying abilities to do so independently, simply because, “everyone else is doing it!” It was, in a sense, the six-year-old version of Keeping Up with the Joneses. While I admired and supported their goals to improve their reading skills,

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Keira Knightley in Pride and Prejudice

2018 Reading Goals

Posted: December 28, 2017
By: Katy Almendinger, Early Literacy Librarian

One of my favorite things about the end of a year is the opportunity to start fresh and set new resolutions. These new goals can be things like eat more vegetables, be more organized, say I love you more, or get a full eight hours of sleep. As a book-lover and librarian, my goals usually

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Glen Ellyn Public Library To Offer Next Chapter Book Club

Posted: June 26, 2017
By: Sarah Kleiva, Outreach Librarian and Stephanie Blackwell, Marketing Coordinator

The Glen Ellyn Public Library believes it is important to embrace and create spaces for people of all abilities. Toward that effort, the library recently joined the Next Chapter Book Club Affiliate Network and will soon be launching a local club for the community. Next Chapter Book Club is a community-based book club for individuals with

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Pre through Grade 4 Reading Level Chart

The Dangers of Leveled Reading

Posted: June 22, 2017
By: Megan Stepniewski, Youth Associate

Don’t get me wrong! Leveled reading is a wonderful tool that has come into existence. For years, many kids have struggled to learn how to read just because educators did not know where a child was coming from in regards to phonetic and text awareness. Each child is so different in comprehension levels of phonics,

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