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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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Picture Books

Picture of the library's collection of picture books.

When I taught first grade, most of my students wanted to read chapter books, despite their varying abilities to do so independently, simply because, “everyone else is doing it!” It was, in a sense, the six-year-old version of Keeping Up with the Joneses. While I admired and supported their goals to improve their reading skills,

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Is It Spring Yet?

By: Amy Waters, School Liaison

The calendar may have said spring a month ago, but with snow as late as April 19 and several ball games postponed because of the weather, it’s easy to think that spring forgot to show up. The good news is that the forecast ahead is for warmer days. Even though I tell myself that snow

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We Love Storytime

Kids crawl underneath large parachute during storytime. By: Katy Almendinger, Early Literacy Librarian

Librarians at the Glen Ellyn Public Library can be pretty busy. I answer questions at the reference desk, connect books with readers, select items for you to checkout, plan developmentally appropriate programs, coordinate preschool visits, and collaborate with my coworkers. I’m constantly learning and trying new things, but one thing remains the same — Storytime is

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  • Follow the Rainbow!
    When: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 9:30 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Listen to a variety of rainbow books, including A Rainbow of My Own by Don Freeman. Make your own rainbow to take home. For ages 2-6.
  • Follow the Rainbow!
    When: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 10:30 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Listen to a variety of rainbow books, including A Rainbow of My Own by Don Freeman. Make your own rainbow to take home. For ages 2-6.
  • Inside Out Engineering
    When: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 4:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Have you ever wondered what the inside of a computer looks like? Break apart a variety of electronics and toys to see what’s inside during this STEAM program. Your challenge: putting it all back together again! For grades 3-5.
  • Follow the Rainbow!
    When: Thursday, May 24, 2018 9:30 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Listen to a variety of rainbow books, including A Rainbow of My Own by Don Freeman. Make your own rainbow to take home. For ages 2-6.
  • Follow the Rainbow!
    When: Thursday, May 24, 2018 10:30 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Listen to a variety of rainbow books, including A Rainbow of My Own by Don Freeman. Make your own rainbow to take home. For ages 2-6.
  • Bilingual Storytime (Hora de Cuentos Bilingue)
    When: Saturday, May 26, 2018 11:00 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Enjoy fun books, poems, songs, and finger plays around a different monthly theme in both English and Spanish! All ages welcome. 

    ¡Disfruta con nosotros mientras participamos con libros divertidos, poemas, canciones y toques de mano en ingles y espanol! ¡Cada mes tendra un tema diferente! Todas las edades son bienvenidas.
  • Crime Fighting Storytime
    When: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 10:30 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    A Glen Ellyn police officer will share stories about how police serve and protect our community. For kids of all ages.
  • Bilingual Storytime (Hora de Cuentos Bilingue)
    When: Saturday, June 02, 2018 11:00 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Enjoy fun books, poems, songs, and finger plays around a different monthly theme in both English and Spanish! All ages welcome. 

    ¡Disfruta con nosotros mientras participamos con libros divertidos, poemas, canciones, y toques de mano en ingles y espanol! ¡Cada mes tendra un tema diferente! Todas las edades son bienvenidas.
  • Ice Cream Social
    When: Monday, June 04, 2018 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library

    Celebrate the beginning of the Glen Ellyn Public Library’s Summer Reading program with ice cream sundaes, ice pops, and fresh fruit at the 12th annual Ice Cream Social. You can also climb aboard and explore your favorite vehicles from the Village of Glen Ellyn. Equipment on site may include a street sweeper and a fire engine.
  • Origami Fun
    When: Friday, June 08, 2018 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. Create a variety of shapes, objects, and animals to take home and share with friends and family. For grades 1-3.