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Reading in Nature

By: Megan Stepniewski, Youth Associate

Right now, we are in the peak of autumn. Leaves are golden yellow, bright orange, fiery red, and crunchy brown. Early in the morning, frost ices the edges of leaves, grass, and flowers. The cool crisp air brightens our eyes and refreshes our lungs. Although we may need some extra layers and a warm drink,

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Museum Adventure Pass

Museum Adventure Pass Logo By: Melissa Hilt, Youth Assistant Director

It’s officially November, and you know what that means. The weather is chilly, and soon you will be looking for things to do indoors because it’s too cold to send the kids outside and you are tired of being cooped up in the house. Of course, the library is a wonderful place to come and

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Using Your Heart to See

Multi-colored hands forming a heart. By: Amy Waters, School Liaison

Sometimes our immediate surroundings don’t seem to reflect the diverse larger world around us. But each one of us represents a source of diversity to someone. On the outside, maybe I look like your mom, or aunt, or sister. But I’m also left-handed and blind in one eye, and sometimes these things set me apart. To

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Once Upon A Time…

A drawing of a book with a child walking down a bath. By: Deanna Siegel, Youth Associate

“Once upon a time, there lived a library filled with magical books for children to read…” Have you ever read a fairy tale before? If the first sentence sounded familiar to you, then you probably have. However, even if you haven’t read a fairy tale before, you have probably heard of them. Here are some

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  • Corner Bookmarks
    When: Saturday, November 18, 2017 12:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Create corner bookmarks in the shape of emojis or your favorite character or monster. For grades 3-5.
  • Nature-Telling: Migration
    When: Monday, November 20, 2017 10:00 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Join a naturalist from Lincoln Marsh Natural Area to listen to a nature-themed story, Bird, Butterfly, Eel by James Prosek. Create your own pinecone bird feeder to take home. For kids ages 2-5.
  • Library Board of Trustees Meeting
    When: Monday, November 20, 2017 7:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Board Room

    The Library Board of Trustees conducts regular meetings on the third Monday of each month at 7:30 pm in the Board Room.
  • Holiday Walk at the Library
    When: Friday, November 24, 2017 1:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Second Floor of the Library

    Celebrate the season with the library before heading to downtown Glen Ellyn for the Village’s annual tree lighting ceremony. Enjoy crafts, a holiday game show from Sparkles Entertainment, and music from Vivaldi Strings, One Voice Choir, and the Glenbard South Madrigal Singers. 

    Twenty-five local kids and adults put their maker skills to use in a 3D Design Competition and created original ornaments celebrating the library's 110th anniversary. All designs were printed and library staff voted for their favorite ornament. 

    The top three favorite ornaments will be available to purchase for $5 each during Holiday Walk. Don't miss this unique keepsake, only a limited number of ornaments will be printed. Proceeds will benefit the Glen Ellyn Library Foundation.
  • Saturday Movie Matinee
    When: Saturday, December 02, 2017 1:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Bring your own snacks and watch a movie at the library.

    Today's Movie: Everyone's Hero (G)


  • Nature Telling: Hibernation
    When: Monday, December 04, 2017 10:00 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Join a naturalist from Lincoln Marsh Natural Area to listen to the nature-themed story A Bed for Winter by Karen Wallace. Learn how animals prepare for winter and create your own sleeping critter to take home. For ages 2-5.
  • Plots n' Pizza
    When: Monday, December 04, 2017 6:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Kids and their parents will enjoy delicious pizza, friendly conversation, and fun activities at this monthly book club. Copies of book discussion titles available at the Youth Information Desk. For grades 3-5.
  • Minecraft: Gingerbread House Challenge
    When: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 6:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Department Computers

    Collaborate with fellow Minecrafters to replicate an epic Minecraft Gingerbread House. Participants must know how to play the PC version of Minecraft. For grades 3-5.
  • Sensory Saturdays
    When: Saturday, December 09, 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.
  • Stories with Santa at the Glen Ellyn Fire Station
    When: Saturday, December 09, 2017 1:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library

    Santa is making a special trip from the North Pole to hear your Christmas wish list and to take a picture with you! While you wait your turn to sit on Santa’s lap, enjoy stories read by librarians from the Glen Ellyn Public Library and carols sung by the Glenbard South Madrigals. For kids of all ages.