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The Jungle Book Read-A-Thon

By: Katy Almendinger, Early Literacy Librarian

Have you noticed that the Youth Department is looking a little wild lately? The Glen Ellyn Public Library shares an anniversary with The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. To celebrate our mutual 110th birthday, we’re hosting a series of special jungle-themed events here at the library, including a Jungle Book Ball and a Read-A-Thon. The

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3D Printing

One of two 3D printers in Youth Department. By: Megan Stepniewski, Youth Associate

3D Printing is slowly becoming mainstream due to the machines becoming more and more affordable and consumer friendly. It’s a beautiful fusion between science, engineering, technology, and art. So here are some things to know if you want to get into 3D printing. The Machine For the average consumer there are several affordable machines to

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Parenting Collection

Growing up Gourmet: 125 Healthy Meals for Everybody and Every Baby by Jennifer Carlson By: Alexa Moffat, Youth Associate

When it comes to motherhood, some days I can say, “I got this!” and handle whatever comes my way. Baby threw her bottle in the toilet? No problem. Dog puked on the rug? Easy. Diaper explosion? I’ve got extra clothes and diapers in my bag. Other days, I feel like I’m flying blind. Proclamations I

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What Can Online Databases Do For You?

Three young kids around a computer. By: Kelly Mahoney, Youth Associate

School is back in session, and that means it won’t be long before it’s time for research projects. With the internet at your fingertips, it seems like finding information should be easy. But there’s so much information out there that it can be overwhelming, and much of it is difficult for young students to read.

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  • Book Babies
    When: Thursday, October 19, 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, October 19, 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.
  • Spanish Speaking Countries (¡Los Paises Que Hablan Español!)
    When: Thursday, October 19, 2017 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Explore Spanish-speaking countries through their traditional food, art, music, games, and more. For grades 2-5.

    Tonight: Colombia and Bolivia
  • Family Storytime
    When: Saturday, October 21, 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.
  • Saturday Movie Matinee
    When: Saturday, October 21, 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: The Jungle Book (PG) 2016 Live Action Version
  • They Keep Us Safe: Our Local Heroes
    When: Monday, October 23, 2017 10:30 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Glen Ellyn police officers and firefighters will read books on police officers, firefighters, and safety. Kids will also get a close up look at their uniforms and equipment. For kids of all ages.
  • Ghoulish Tales
    When: Monday, October 23, 2017 5:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Decorate your own trick-or-treat bag as you listen to spooky tales Boris and Bella by Carolyn Crimi and Trick or Treat? by Bill Martin, Jr. and Michael Sampson. For grades 1-3.
  • Survivor: MineCraft Edition
    When: Monday, October 23, 2017 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Department Computers

    Are you a master at Minecraft? Do you think you can survive some of Minecraft’s harshest and toughest biomes? Test your skills of survival and see if you can outlast your teammates! Knowledge of PC version of Minecraft required. For grades 3-5. 
  • Smart Starts
    When: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 9:30 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Smart Starts is a hands-on, interactive environment where adults help children develop early reading, writing, math and science skills through play. Several crafts, games, and experiential activities focus around a weekly theme and are designed to engage children ages 2 to 6.
  • Smart Starts
    When: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Smart Starts is a hands-on, interactive environment where adults help children develop early reading, writing, math and science skills through play. Several crafts, games, and experiential activities focus around a weekly theme and are designed to engage children ages 2 to 6.