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Spring is in the Air: Best Books for the Season

And Then It's Spring by Julie Fogliano By: Stephanie Rivera, Youth Department Director

Warmer weather is just on the horizon, and with it comes the renewed request for seasonal reads. Spring is full of new beginnings, as well as perennial favorites such as the start of baseball, kite season, and gardening. If you’re looking for seasonal books to put a little “spring” in your step, you’ll want to

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Women’s History Month

I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World by Malala Yousafzai By: Kate Easley, Youth Librarian

March is Women’s History Month, a month to celebrate all the accomplishments of women throughout history.  It’s also a great month to check out a biography about some of these amazing women.  I love reading biographies, they can be heartbreaking and uplifting at the same time.  It’s so inspiring to read about women who have

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My Vote for the Monarch, Bluestem and Caudill Awards

El Deafo by Cece Bell By: By: Katy Almendinger, Early Literacy Librarian

You’ve probably seen our Monarch Award, Bluestem Award, and Rebecca Caudill Award displays in the library. These lists feature titles that children are encouraged to read and then they can vote on their favorite at school. If I could vote, these would be my favorites! Monarch: Summary: A young aspiring engineer must first conquer her

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Youth Media Award Winners

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill By: Melissa Hilt, Youth Assistant Director

It’s that time of year again, award season!  I’m not talking about movies awards, although it’s true those were on recently. On Monday, January 23, I was at home streaming the Youth Media Awards on my iPad. The YMAs include the Newbery, Caldecott, Geisel and Coretta Scott King awards as well as many others. Each

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  • Smart Starts
    When: Thursday, March 23, 2017 9:30 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Smart Starts is a hands-on, interactive environment where adults help children develop early reading, writing, math and science skills through play. Several crafts, games, and experiential activities focus around a weekly theme and are designed to engage children ages 2 to 6. 

    This week's theme: Sort Count.
  • Exploring Engineering
    When: Thursday, March 23, 2017 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Meeting Rooms A&B

    Learn about the various types of engineering (mechanical, electrical, civil, etc.), what each type of engineer does, and recent innovative happenings in the field from Dr. Alyssa Pasquale, Assistant Professor of Engineering and Physics at the College of DuPage.

    For more STEAM programs, visit gepl.org/STEAM
  • 3D Printing: Open Lab
    When: Thursday, March 23, 2017 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Computer Lab

    Learn about 3D printing at this all-ages open lab and then work to create your own project. Use of 3D software is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Projects will be available for pick up at a later date.

    For more STEAM programs, visit gepl.org/STEAM
  • Baby Play Group
    When: Friday, March 24, 2017 9:30 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Join us for an open play group featuring educational and social play. Baby Play Group features a variety of toys and sensory play activities to help babies discover the world around them and to build early reading skills. For ages birth to 24 months.
  • Tech Architects
    When: Monday, March 27, 2017 10:30 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Combine a love of technology with a love of building when you create a LEGO® town. Practice coding skills with an Ozobot or use an iPad to navigate a Sphero through a maze of your own creation. For kids ages 4-8.

    For more STEAM programs, visit gepl.org/STEAM
  • Tech Architects
    When: Monday, March 27, 2017 4:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Combine a love of technology with a love of building when you create a LEGO® town. Practice coding skills with an Ozobot or use an iPad to navigate a Sphero through a maze of your own creation. For kids ages 4-8.

    For more STEAM programs, visit gepl.org/STEAM
  • Minecraft Masters Series
    When: Monday, March 27, 2017 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Computer Lab

    Are you a master at Minecraft? Dive deeper into the world of Minecraft in this weekly series where you will take an in-depth look at some of the great features Minecraft offers. For grades 1-5.

    For more STEAM programs, visit gepl.org/STEAM
  • Robotics with LEGO® Education WeDo Construction Sets (For Kindergarten-Grade 2)
    When: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 10:00 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Meeting Rooms A&B

    Explore the principles of engineering and programming when you build a robot using LEGO® Education WeDo Construction Sets. Construct an alligator, bird or soccer player with working motors and sensors. Experienced users can try designing their own robot. For kids in Kindergarten-Grade 2.

    For more STEAM programs, visit gepl.org/STEAM
  • Robotics with LEGO® Education WeDo Construction Sets (Grades 3-4)
    When: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 11:15 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Meeting Rooms A&B

    Explore the principles of engineering and programming when you build a robot using LEGO® Education WeDo Construction Sets. Construct an alligator, bird or soccer player with working motors and sensors. Experienced users can try designing their own robot. For kids in grades 3-4.

    For more STEAM programs, visit gepl.org/STEAM
  • Robots with LEGO® Mindstorms
    When: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 1:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Meeting Rooms A&B

    Tackle engineering challenges while constructing a customizable, programmable robot using LEGO® Mindstorms. Bring your own innovative ideas and be prepared to experiment. For grades 3-5.

    For more STEAM programs, visit gepl.org/STEAM