The library’s mission to serve the community means that we are always changing
and evolving to meet the community’s needs.
Inside the Library Building
In January, you may notice some shifting of the spaces on the 2nd floor of the library.
The highly-anticipated makerspace will be created in the area that is currently the
High School Room, and the Internet Lab will become the new High School Room.
The 2nd Floor Information Desk will also be reconfigured to better serve visitors
using the library’s passport services. We hope that the disruption caused by
the reconfiguration will be minimal, and that all of the areas will be ready for use
in April 2024.
Later in 2024, we will add three additional 2nd floor study spaces and update some
of the 2nd floor lighting and furniture.
Outside of the building, staff have been using the outreach van to take storytime to
the parks, complete with music, scarves, and shakers! Some storytime sessions
include up to 150 attendees—many more than would fit into the program rooms at
Staff are also out in the van at Little Free Library locations and visiting schools and
assisted living facilities. The Short Story Dispenser is currently “on tour,” and staff
use the van to deliver the machine to schools where it dispenses curated stories
and short-story contest-winning student writing!
Several times each week, staff deliver materials to the 65 S Park Lockers located at
the Glen Ellyn Police Department for 24/7 pickup. You may also see the outreach
van collecting and delivering items like welcome bags for the Festival of the Arts.
Inside the library building or out in Glen Ellyn, library staff are always looking for new
ways to help meet the community’s needs.