The Youth Department invites you to take advantage of the many services offered to staff in Glen Ellyn schools. The library can provide materials (books, DVDs, periodicals, etc.) and services to your classroom. In addition to providing materials, library staff are available for classroom visits, or you can bring your students to the library for a visit. Our goal is to create a positive experience every time you and your students interact with the library.
Want to partner with the library on something not listed? Contact Amy Waters, School Liaison to discuss it. We look forward to working with you.
School Library Cards
The Glen Ellyn Public Library works together with the local schools to make a school library card available for staff use. Each year school principals agree to the terms for having a library card and provide a list of staff approved to check-out materials.
Once we receive the staff list, materials may be checked out on the school library card. Picture identification must be presented at time of check out.
School card users are granted an extended check out time of four weeks. Items may be renewed for an additional four weeks as long as there are no holds on the items being renewed. Please contact Amy Waters, School Liaison, to renew your items before they are overdue. School card users are not assessed fines, but they are liable for lost or damaged items.
These privileges are only granted for items checked out on the school library card. Items checked out on the school library card are for school use only.
If you prefer not to use the school card, remember that you can always use your personal library card, from most area suburbs, to check out Glen Ellyn materials on your own. We ask that you are considerate of other library users and don’t check out all items on a topic. For any items checked out on a personal card, fines will be issued for overdue materials and the user is responsible for any lost or damaged items. Items may not be transferred from a personal library card to a school library card.
If you have questions regarding school library cards, contact Amy Waters, School Liaison.
We invite Glen Ellyn schools to arrange a visit with the Glen Ellyn Public Library. Classes may visit the Glen Ellyn Public Library for storytimes, to do research, for a tour, or for special programs on request and as scheduling allows. In order to ensure staff availability for a tour or program, it is important to call and arrange your visit at least two weeks in advance. More time may be needed for programs to be developed by staff.
If a visit to the library isn’t possible, staff may be available to visit your school. We love to participate in your Literacy Fairs, Open Houses, Community Services Fairs or other events and special programming. Our schedule for the year can fill up fast. The more notice we are given, the more likely we will be able to participate in programming. To arrange an:
- Elementary School visit contact Amy Waters, School Liaison by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 630-790-6737.
- Preschool visit contact Katy Almendinger, Early Literacy Librarian by email at email@example.com or by phone at 630-790-6739.
- Middle School visit contact Christina Keasler, Middle School Librarian by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 630-790-6736.
- High School visit contact Josh O’Shea, Young Adult Librarian by email at email@example.com or by phone at 630-790-6748.
- Homeschool visit contact Kate Easley, Youth Librarian – Homeschool Services by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 630-790-6739.