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Plots n’ Pizza

Stacks of books surrounding a doorway leading to a forest. By: Deanna Siegel, Youth Associate

The new year has begun, which means goals are being set, lists are being made, and books are ready to be read! Here at the library, we have a really cool parent/child book club called Plots n’ Pizza, where you get to work on your reading goals while also enjoying delicious pizza. Because who can

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Podcasts for Kids

Kids listening to something on headphones. By: Kate Easley, Youth Librarian

Recently, I attended a workshop that was all about podcasts for kids. While I know many people who listen to Serial or other popular podcasts, I didn’t know a lot about podcasts just for kids. However, the idea of podcasts for kids makes so much sense because they are a great way to enjoy some

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10 Toys a Century Later

Picture of both an old set and a new set of Lionel Trains . By: Megan Stepniewski, Youth Associate

Hello and Happy New Year from the Glen Ellyn Public Library! The new year is a great time to plan a head, set goals, and look to the future, but it’s also a great time for reflection and looking back into the past; 100 years into the past, to be exact. The year was 1918.

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2018 Reading Goals

Keira Knightley in Pride and Prejudice 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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  • Family Storytime
    When: Saturday, January 20, 2018 11:00 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Drop-in for books, music, storytelling, and more. For kids of all ages with parent/caregiver.
  • Book Babies
    When: Monday, January 22, 2018 9:30 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    It's never too early to start reading to your baby! This interactive program features stories, songs, bubbles, and playtime. For kids from birth to 24 months old with parent/caregiver. Limited to first 20 children to request a nametag.
  • Toddler Tales
    When: Monday, January 22, 2018 10:30 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Enjoy stories, songs, movement, and activities designed just for toddlers. For kids from 18 - 36 months old with parent/caregiver. Limited to first 25 children to request a nametag.
  • Toddler Tales
    When: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 9:30 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Enjoy stories, songs, movement, and activities designed just for toddlers. For kids from 18 - 36 months old with parent/caregiver. Limited to first 25 children to request a nametag.
  • Preschool Pages
    When: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 10:30 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Combining learning and play, preschoolers will have fun while developing early literacy skills. Enjoy longer books with more advanced concepts, games, and activities related to an academic theme. For kids ages 3-5. Limited to first 20 children to request a nametag.
  • Butterfly Painting Workshop
    When: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 1:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Draw a butterfly on watercolor paper and then learn to use watercolor pencils to add vibrant color to your painting with help from art teacher Christine Thornton. For grades 1-5.
  • Minecraft Selfies
    When: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 4:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Art teacher Christine Thornton will teach you how to make Minecraft-themed portraits. Simulate pixels using scissors, paper, and glue to create your unique look. For grades 2-5.
  • Family Storytime
    When: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Drop-in for books, music, storytelling, and more. For kids of all ages with parent/caregiver.
  • Preschool Pages
    When: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 9:30 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Combining learning and play, preschoolers will have fun while developing early literacy skills. Enjoy longer books with more advanced concepts, games, and activities related to an academic theme. For kids ages 3-5. Limited to first 20 children to request a nametag.
  • Family Storytime
    When: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 10:30 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Drop-in for books, music, storytelling, and more. For kids of all ages with parent/caregiver.