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Stop the Summer Slide

Picture of a kids slide with STOP the Summer Slide! By: Kelly Mahoney, Youth Associate

Did you know that it’s common for students to lose academic progress over the summer? In fact, some students lose up to three months of growth in key academic areas. This has been documented by research studies dating back over 100 years, and it makes a lot of sense. Imagine if you tried to play

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Ohh, Origami!

By: Deanna Siegel, Youth Librarian

Have you ever seen paper cranes and wondered how they were made? Have you ever wanted to create a paper crane? A dog? A hat? Some kind of shape? Well you can through origami! Origami is the Japanese art of folding squares of paper into different shapes, symbols, and animals. There are various levels of

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Royally Good Reads

Official photo of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex families and bridal party. By: Kate Easley, Youth Librarian - Homeschool Services

In case you missed it, there was a royal wedding that took place recently. Prince Harry married Meghan Markle, or as the Chicago Tribune tweeted “Northwestern Graduate Marrying British Guy.” It was an exciting and beautiful ceremony to watch. I definitely had fun watching all the celebrities arrive, eventually followed by the bride. If you

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Passport to Adventure!

An illustrated story unfolds along the 20 stations of the new StoryWalk ® recently installed in Prairie Path Park in downtown Glen Ellyn by the Glen Ellyn Public Library. The installation is part of a joint park renovation project by the library, the Glen Ellyn Park District and the village, partially funded by the Rotary Club of Glen Ellyn.

Oh the places you’ll go — Dr. Seuss Summer is just around the corner. And that means sunshine, warm weather, and no school! It’s the perfect time for an adventure. There are many ways your child can have an adventure this summer. Here are just a few ideas to get your summer vacation off to a

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  • Family Storytime
    When: Tuesday, June 19, 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 a parent or caregiver.
  • Family Storytime
    When: Wednesday, June 20, 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 a parent or caregiver.
  • Book Babies
    When: Thursday, June 21, 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 a parent or caregiver. Limited to first 20 children to request a nametag.
  • Family Storytime
    When: Thursday, June 21, 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 a parent or caregiver.
  • From Trash to Crafts
    When: Thursday, June 21, 2018 3:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Recycle discarded household items into a bird feeder, piggy bank, or lantern. For grades 3-5.
  • Jim Gill's Family Concert of Music & Play
    When: Saturday, June 23, 2018 10:00 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Meeting Rooms A&B

    Enjoy a joyful music experience during an active sing-along, clap-along concert with Jim Gill, an award-winning musician and author. For kids of all ages.
  • Family Storytime
    When: Saturday, June 23, 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 a parent or caregiver.
  • Jim Gill's Family Concert of Music & Play
    When: Saturday, June 23, 2018 1:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Meeting Rooms A&B

    Enjoy a joyful music experience during an active sing-along, clap-along concert with Jim Gill, an award-winning musician and author. For kids of all ages.
  • Family Storytime
    When: Monday, June 25, 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 a parent or caregiver.
  • Kinder-Lab: Lunch Independence
    When: Monday, June 25, 2018 12:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library

    Practice opening your lunch and eating with your classmates during the Summer Meal Program. Lunch will be provided; no outside food allowed. For ages 4-5.