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summer reading

Picture of a kids slide with STOP the Summer Slide!

Stop the Summer Slide

Posted: June 15, 2018
By: Kelly Mahoney, Youth Associate

Did you know that it’s common for students to lose academic progress over the summer? In fact, some students lose up to three months of growth in key academic areas. This has been documented by research studies dating back over 100 years, and it makes a lot of sense. Imagine if you tried to play

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GEPL Reads for SCARCE | May 29 through September 2

Glen Ellyn Public Library Partners with SCARCE for Summer Reading

Posted: June 4, 2018
By: Stephanie Blackwell, Marketing Coordinator

GEPL Reads for SCARCE Runs Now Through September 2, 2018 For the past five years, the Glen Ellyn Public Library has tied the Summer Reading program to a philanthropic cause – embracing the volunteer spirit of the community – and challenging members to not just read, but to read for a benevolent purpose. And this summer

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GEPL Reads for SCARCE | May 29 through September 2

Summer Reading is Back!

Posted: May 24, 2018
By: Melissa Hilt, Youth Assistant Director

It’s that time of year again! The weather is finally getting warmer; flowers are blooming; school is ending. And you know what that means — summer break! I know as a kid I always enjoyed summer. It meant staying up late, playing outside, ice cream, and summer reading. Yes, even as a kid I was

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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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Busting Boredom with Art Projects by Mary Boone

Boredom Busters

Posted: July 27, 2017
By: Stephanie Rivera, Youth Department Director

With summer vacation more than halfway over, you may be feeling restless and a little bored. You’ve likely tackled the summer with gusto and visited some of your favorite local places to pass the time. If you’ve exhausted all of your regular activities and are still looking for things to do, we have you covered!

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Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

Read While You Ride!

Posted: July 13, 2017
By: Angela Vahle, Youth Associate

Six Read Alouds to Make the Longest Trips Fly By Now that July has come, I dare say we have all realized summer is here to stay. What may not have set in, is that summer sometimes means road trips, and road trips often bring you to “What on earth are my kids going to

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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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