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The Dog Days of Summer

City Dog, Country Frog by Mo Willems By: Alexa Moffat, Youth Associate

The end of July has arrived, and in my house, that signals the arrival of a few things. Our favorite blueberries from Michigan have arrived at the Farmer’s Market in full force and in the coming weeks, local sweet corn will start trickling in from farms surrounding our area. As a former teacher, I traditionally

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Read While You Ride!

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke 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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Great Graphic Novels

Korgi by Christian Slade By: Kelly Mahoney, Youth Associate

What comes to mind when you hear the term Comics? Superheroes? Garfield, Peanuts, and other Sunday morning funnies? Pokemon and Manga? Comic books, more commonly known today as graphic novels, are becoming an increasingly important part of American literature for young people. While traditional comic book heroes, classic newspaper strips and Manga series are still

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Summer Kids’ Movies

The Jungle Book By: Kate Easley, Youth Librarian

Being outside in the summer is the best. You can splash in the pool or sip lemonade while reading a book in the shade. However, sometimes the summer weather does not cooperate. If it’s stormy or just way too hot to play outside, it’s time to find an indoor activity. It’s time to go to

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  • Ready, Set, Kindergarten
    When: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 9:30 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Enjoy activities, books, songs and movement games that help prepare children for kindergarten.

    For children entering Kindergarten in the Fall
  • Family Storytime
    When: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 10:30 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Drop-in for books, music, storytelling and more.
  • Family Storytime
    When: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Drop-in for books, music, storytelling and more.
  • Family Storytime
    When: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 10:30 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Drop-in for books, music, storytelling and more.
  • Family Storytime
    When: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 4:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Drop-in for books, music, storytelling and more.
  • Ping Pong Palooza
    When: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 6:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library

    Come see what all the buzz is about at the new and improved Prairie Path Park! Sign up to go paddle to paddle with other pong lovers within the community. Paddles and balls will be provided. Participants will also be given a commemorative ping pong ball (while supplies last). All ages.
  • Book Babies
    When: Thursday, July 27, 2017 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. 

    Limited to first 20 children to request a nametag.
  • Family Storytime
    When: Thursday, July 27, 2017 10:30 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Drop-in for books, music, storytelling and more.
  • Google CS First Club
    When: Thursday, July 27, 2017 4:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Join the Google CS First Club. Use computer science to tell fun, interactive stories using Scratch, a block-based language program that helps kids to think creatively, reason systematically and work collaboratively. Club members will tell a unique story each session. For grades 4-6.
  • Family Storytime
    When: Saturday, July 29, 2017 11:00 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Drop-in for books, music, storytelling and more.