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Compost Stew by Mary McKenna Siddals By: Kate Easley, Youth Librarian

This Saturday is Earth Day, a great day to spend outdoors enjoying the nature surrounding us. It’s also a good day to re-commit to helping preserve and protect our environment. There are lots of ways to help the environment and Earth Day is a good time to try out some new ones. Plant a vegetable

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And the Nominees Are…

Pink is for Blobfish by Jess Keating By: Kelly Mahoney, Youth Associate

This is the best time of year to start reading the books nominated for the 2018 Illinois reader’s choice awards: The Monarch, Bluestem, and Caudill Awards. There are 20 books nominated in each category, and they are some very exciting choices. The Monarch Award is given each year to a great book written especially for

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Ways to Enhance Reading Skills

B is for Baking 50 Yummy Dishes to Make Together by Susan McQuillan By: Amy Waters, School Liaison

If you are looking for some new ways to encourage your child to practice their reading skills, check out this list of activities for kids of all ages. Play Board Games: While not all games require reading to play, you can start with the box. Ask your child how many people are needed to play. Can

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April Fool’s: Making the Day Enjoyable for All

Pranklopedia by Julie Winterbottom By: Angela Vahle, Youth Associate

Beware, young and old: April 1st is quickly approaching and people all around the world are getting their prank supplies ready to pull off some of the best practical jokes ever. Everyone loves a good laugh, but for some children, April 1st is a day that is more full of anxiety and humiliation than humor.

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  • Book Babies
    When: Thursday, April 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. For kids from birth to 24 months old. Limited to first 20 children to request a nametag.
  • Book Babies
    When: Thursday, April 27, 2017 10:30 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. Limited to first 20 children to request a nametag.
  • Family Storytime
    When: Saturday, April 29, 2017 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.
  • Virtual Reality Showcase
    When: Saturday, April 29, 2017 1:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Enter the revolutionary world of 3D gaming. Experience impossible scenarios, be immersed 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. Parents will need to sign a Virtual Reality Release Waiver for children under 18.
  • Toddler Tales
    When: Monday, May 01, 2017 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.
  • Family Storytime
    When: Monday, May 01, 2017 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.
  • Toddler Tales
    When: Tuesday, May 02, 2017 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, May 02, 2017 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.
  • Family Storytime
    When: Tuesday, May 02, 2017 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, May 03, 2017 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.