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Telling Stories

By: Kate Easley, Youth Librarian

While on vacation this summer, my family took a ferry boat from Hatteras Island, North Carolina to Ocracoke Island. It’s a beautiful trip, but it takes about an hour to get from island to island. Due to poor planning on my part, I found myself without my usual bag of tricks to keep my two

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Setting the Standards

Student taking a test. By: Megan Stepniewski, Youth Associate

School is back in session, and while parents rejoice for the moment, they soon dread all the information overload of placement testing, reading levels, MAP testing, Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, STEAM based learning, the Daily 5, Lexile, Fountas and Pinnell, research based practices, response to intervention, and all this other educational

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Summer Reading Wrap-Up

A backpack full of school supplies sits on a table. By: Melissa Hilt, Youth Department Assistant Director

Summer reading is officially over for the year and I am happy to say the Glen Ellyn community met our goals. The Youth Department passed our reading goal of 75,000 hours. Our final number was 75,179 hours read, phew! The Adult Department, also, passed their goal of 4,250 books by reading 4,306 books. Since our

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Every Child Ready to Grow

By: Katy Almendinger, Early Literacy Librarian

In the first few years of life, more than 1 million new neural connections form every second. This means that the brain is hardwired for learning in early childhood in a way that diminishes as we age. Isn’t that amazing? So, it makes sense that parents want to know when their young child should be mastering

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  • Preschool Pages
    When: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 9:30 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Combining learning and play, preschoolers will have fun while developing early literacy skills. Enjoy longer books with more advanced concepts, games, and activities related to an academic theme. For kids ages 3-5. Limited to first 20 children to request a nametag.
  • Family Storytime
    When: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 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 parent/caregiver.
  • Homeschool Program: West Suburban Homeschool Band
    When: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 1:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Hear a performance from the West Suburban Homeschool Band, a band founded to provide an opportunity for homeschooled students to develop their musical talents. After the performance, try the different instruments for yourself! For kids of all ages.
  • After School Stories
    When: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 4:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Children are invited to explore, create, and listen to stories. Books and activities will be paired around a specific theme that changes each week. For kids ages 4-8. Limited to first 25 children to request a nametag.
  • Book Babies
    When: Thursday, September 21, 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, September 21, 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.
  • Google CS First Club
    When: Thursday, September 21, 2017 6:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Join the Google CS First Club. Use computer science to play musical notes, create a music video, and build an interactive music display with Scratch, a block-based language program. For grades 4-5.
  • 3D Printing Open Lab
    When: Thursday, September 21, 2017 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Computer Lab

    Learn about 3D printing at this all-ages open lab and 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.
  • Family Storytime
    When: Saturday, September 23, 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.
  • Toddler Tales
    When: Monday, September 25, 2017 9:30 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Enjoy stories, songs, movement, and activities designed just for toddlers. For kids from 18 - 36 months old with parent/caregiver. Limited to first 25 children to request a nametag.