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What’s On Your Happiness List?

100 Things That Make Me Happy by Amy Schwartz By: Amy Waters, School Liaison

I admit it, I am a frequent list maker. Grocery lists, to-do lists, packing lists, bucket lists, book lists…there are all kinds of reasons to make lists. Many people make lists in order to stay focused on the tasks at hand and to help them get things done. Lists can be serious “pro and con”

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Are You Listening?

By: Deanna Siegel, Youth Programming Associate

Are you a lover of audiobooks? Do you prefer holding a book in your hand? Are you indifferent? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this post is for you. I’ll admit, I joined the audiobook world hesitantly and begrudgingly. I did not want listen to a book, I wanted to physically

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Organization Tips for Middle Schoolers (And Their Parents)

Row of school lockers. By: Christina Keasler, Middle School Librarian

As we’re coming toward the end of our summer reading program, benefiting Supplies 4 Success, we’ve been thinking of other ways to help our young readers succeed, whether it be by preventing summer slide, having fun over the summer months, or prepping for the upcoming school year. Going into middle school may be the first

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Boredom Busters

Busting Boredom with Art Projects by Mary Boone 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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  • Play Day at Sensory Garden Playground in Lisle
    When: Saturday, August 19, 2017 10:00 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library

    Everyone deserves a chance to play and visitors to the completely accessible Sensory Garden Playground will play a lot! Play Day provides a chance for families to explore the playground, listen to Sensory Storytime, get their faces painted, plant flowers in the Fragrance Garden, and more. For details, visit playforalldupage.org. For kids of all ages.
  • Virtual Reality Showcase
    When: Saturday, August 19, 2017 1:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Second Floor Lounge

    Enter the revolutionary world of 3D gaming. Experience impossible scenarios, immerse yourself in your favorite game, or visit a new country. Sign up to try Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR in 15-minute sessions on a first-come, first-served basis. Parent signature required on Virtual Reality Waiver for 18 and under. Waivers available at the 2nd Floor Information Desk or gepl.org/waivers.
  • Library Board of Trustees Meeting
    When: Monday, August 21, 2017 7:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Board Room

    The Library Board of Trustees conducts regular meetings on the third Monday of each month at 7:30 pm in the Board Room.
  • LEGO® Challenge: Homeschool Program
    When: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 1:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Who can build the tallest structure? Join other homeschool families for a LEGO® building challenge. For kids of all ages.
  • Every Child Ready to Grow
    When: Monday, August 28, 2017 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Meeting Rooms A&B

    How do you get a child to try new foods? What can you do to prepare for Preschool? Learn more about developmental milestones and early childhood development from a panel of experts in fields such as nutrition, pediatrics, safety and education.
  • Rock Painting: A Simple Act of Kindness
    When: Saturday, September 02, 2017 11:00 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library

    Brighten someone’s day by painting uplifting messages on rocks and placing them around Prairie Path Park (between Park Blvd. and Forest Ave.) for others to find. While your painted messages dry, enjoy the StoryWalk® around the park featuring Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature by Joyce Sidman. Rocks and paint supplies will be provided. Please wear painting clothes. For kids of all ages.
  • Saturday Movie Matinee
    When: Saturday, September 02, 2017 1:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Bring your own snacks and watch a movie at the library. For kids of all ages.

    Today's Movie: Rock Dog (PG)
  • It's Electric!
    When: Wednesday, September 06, 2017 4:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    How does a light switch work? What makes a door bell ring? Learn how electricity flows through a circuit and create circuits that power up using littleBits Electronics and household supplies. For grades 1-3.
  • Nature-Telling: Worms
    When: Thursday, September 07, 2017 10:00 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Join a naturalist from Lincoln Marsh Natural Area to listen to a nature-themed story, Wonderful Worms by Linda Glaser, and interact with live earthworms. For kids ages 2-5.
  • Google CS First Club
    When: Thursday, September 07, 2017 6:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Join the Google CS First Club. Use computer science to play musical notes, create a music video, and build an interactive music display with Scratch, a block-based language program. For grades 4-5.