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Monday, June 17, 2024  |  9 am – 9 pm

Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 9 pm
Friday: 9 am – 6 pm
Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday: 1 – 5 pm

Summer Fun at the Library

By: Dawn Bussey, Executive Director

This summer, the library is encouraging the community to read with the 2024 Summer Reading program, and is also excited to host World on the Move: 250,000 Years of Human Migration!

If 2,000 people register for summer reading, the Friends of the Library and the Glen Ellyn Library Foundation will  each give $1,000to our non-profit partner, Ten Thousand Villages, to support fair trade artisans. On Sunday, June 9 from 3-4 pm, you can learn more about Ten Thousand Villages at the Ten Thousand Villages Presents: Fair Trade and Folk Dance event!

World on the Move: 250,000 Years of Human Migration encourages people to consider their migration story and those of other members of the community. People have always been on the move. Since the first humans began moving from Africa to other parts of the world 250,000 years ago, we have never stopped moving.

World on the Move is a voluntary opportunity for learning and personal discovery for visitors of all ages in a non-book format. Immigration is a current event and an educational historical issue. The American Anthropological Association in collaboration with the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage developed the exhibition to use science, history, and lived experience to explain migration and displacement. We are excited to house this interactive exhibit at the library from July 27-August 30.

World on the Move will only be displayed at 15 libraries in the country, and Glen Ellyn Public Library is the only library in Illinois to be selected. Come in for a self-guided tour or make a reservation for a guided tour for a group by filling out the World on the Move Community Partners Interest Form or by calling Josh O’Shea at 630-790-6748.

The library is a great place to find information to help navigate current events and topics. Whether we talk to our spouse or significant other, our friends, our neighbors, or our children or grandchildren, the library has relevant, age-appropriate information. Glen Ellyn Public Library staff are happy to help you find information about your subject of choice, and work diligently to make sure that there are books, magazines, and newspapers to help you find the details you need.

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