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Katy Almendinger as a child. By: Katy Almendinger, Early Literacy Librarian

Despite the photographic evidence, I wasn’t always an avid reader. I liked books — how could I not? I had a full bookshelf, I was surrounded by adults that liked reading, and I liked listening to stories. But when given the choice I would have rather played outside or watched TV instead of reading independently.

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Celebrating Mom

Mom and Me Cookbook: Have Fun in the Kitchen by Annabel Karmel By: Stephanie Rivera, Youth Director

Mother’s Day is just around the corner — and here at the library, we’d like to help you celebrate that special bond. Making a homemade present for your mom is a great way to show her how much you care. Our 3D printer can print original designs, and mom will appreciate the hard work you’ve

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May the Fourth Be with You!

Goodnight Darth Vader by Jeffrey Brown [ebook] By: Alexa Moffat, Youth Associate

The month of May is here, and that means one thing in my household: celebrations! Between birthdays, wedding anniversaries and graduations, our calendar is filled with happy events lauding the milestones and accomplishments of our family and friends. May also holds many holidays, ranging from those that are well known (ahem, Mother’s Day!) to those

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The Library Has Video Games?!

Video game shelf in Youth Department. By: Megan Stepniewski, Youth Associate

That’s right! In case you didn’t already know, the Glen Ellyn Public Library has over 400 video games that you can check out. In fact, we have video games in both the Youth and Adult collections. What’s more amazing is that we have several titles on many of the gaming platforms available today. The ability

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  • Make Your Own Drawstring Backpack
    When: Saturday, June 03, 2017 11:00 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Upcycle an old t-shirt into a drawstring backpack. No sewing required. Bring any t-shirt of your choosing to the program. For kids in grades 4-5.
  • Saturday Movie Matinee
    When: Saturday, June 03, 2017 1:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Bring your own snacks and watch a movie at the library. For kids of all ages. Today's movie: Moana (PG).
  • Ice Cream Social
    When: Monday, June 05, 2017 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Second Floor of the Library

    Celebrate the beginning of the library's summer reading program with an ice cream sundae, ice pop or fresh fruit at the 11th Annual Ice Cream Social. 

    Join the fun at 7:15 pm on the 2nd floor of the library where kids and adults will be wowed as various objects fly through the air during Jason Kollum’s Comedy Variety Juggling & Balancing Show.
  • Origami Fun
    When: Thursday, June 08, 2017 3:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Learn the art of origami, a traditional Japanese art form of folding paper into decorative shapes and figures. Start off with an easy design, working your way up to the more difficult designs. For grades 1-3.
  • 3D Printing Open Lab
    When: Thursday, June 08, 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.
  • Sensory Saturdays
    When: Saturday, June 10, 2017 9:30 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Engage your senses with a variety of sensory art projects and sensory play at this inclusive play group for children who receive therapy. For birth through 5 years.
  • Virtual Reaility Showcase
    When: Saturday, June 10, 2017 1:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Second Floor Lounge

    Enter the revolutionary world of 3D gaming. Experience impossible scenarios, immerse yourself 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. Parent signature required on Virtual Reality Waiver for 18 and under. Waivers available at the 2nd Floor Information Desk or gepl.org/waivers.
  • Family Storytime
    When: Monday, June 12, 2017 10:30 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Drop-in for books, music, storytelling and more.
  • Ready, Set, Kindergarten
    When: Tuesday, June 13, 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, June 13, 2017 10:30 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

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