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Kids and their grown-up listen to songs and stories about Miss Jamie's Farm. By: Kim Lashbrook, Marketing and Graphics Production Clerk

“We love our library. It’s an incredible resource. So very grateful for the time, thought, and intentionality that goes into the programming and resources that are available there. Thank you for your hard work!” – Survey Respondent The Glen Ellyn Public Library — our librarians and staff — strive to listen to the community and

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Library Foundation Donates $50,000 to Library for New Cafe

Foundation Board Treasurer Merrill Rajeck presents a check for $50,000 to Library Board President Chris Crawford By: Stephanie Blackwell, Marketing Coordinator

The Glen Ellyn Library Foundation presented a check for $50,000 to the Glen Ellyn Public Library Board of Trustees at Monday night’s library board meeting. “We are grateful to all of the community members who supported our 2017 fundraising efforts to bring this library donation goal into reality,” said Kelley Kalinich, Glen Ellyn Library Foundation

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Congratulations Kathy Hollahan!

Kathy Hollahan and Dawn Bussey. By: Dawn Bussey, Library Director

Kathy Hollahan is one of those library employees whose work and talent occur behind the scenes. Yet her work impacts every person walking through the doors of the library, as she is responsible for all the signage both inside and outside the building. Kathy has created a brand that the community recognizes, particularly through The

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Why Frankenstein Still Connects with Us 200 Years Later

A Picture of Mary Shelley and her monster. By: Kim Lashbrook, Marketing and Graphics Production Clerk

In 2018, the world is celebrating the creation of Dr. Victor Frankenstein’s monster. Thanks to the movies, many of us have a picture of Frankenstein’s monster in our heads as a giant, green-hued goliath marked with stitches and held together with bolts. But the vision in Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein: Or, The Modern Prometheus was

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  • Start Early, Start Smart
    When: Monday, April 23, 2018 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Shakespeare Room

    Understanding what type of majors to look for will help students prepare for their career options. Georgia Koch from Career Vision discusses the use of aptitude-based career planning to improve your college planning and decision-making processes. For parents and students in grades 9-12.
  • Don't Pay the College Sticker Price
    When: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Second Floor of the Library

    Discover ways to make a college education more affordable and less of a financial burden with help from Joe Orsolini of College Aid Planners. Orsolini focuses on strategies for finding money through scholarships, student loans, grants, and tax-saving opportunities.
  • Journey Critique Workshop
    When: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Shakespeare Room

    Gain constructive criticism of your fiction or creative nonfiction story from peers at this monthly workshop. The Journey Critique Workshop is presented by The Writing Journey, a west suburban “cafeteria-style” writing community. For more information, visit
  • Next Chapter Book Club
    When: Thursday, April 26, 2018 4:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Second Floor Lounge

    Next Chapter Book Club is a community-based book club for individuals with cognitive and developmental disabilities. Members read together, hang out, make friends, enjoy a snack, and have fun. To learn more visit our NCBC page.

    To register, please contact Sarah Kleiva, Outreach Librarian, at or 630-790-6745.
  • See the Show! Become the Pro!
    When: Saturday, April 28, 2018 1:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Jason Kollum performs big juggling and balancing stunts with tons of zany comedy in this show that will wow kids of all ages! After the performance, take part in a hands-on workshop where you will learn some of the skills you saw in the show.
  • Trace Your Family Tree
    When: Tuesday, May 08, 2018 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Shakespeare Room

    Drop in to this genealogy workshop and investigate your family history using library resources. A genealogist from the Anan Harmon Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will be on hand to answer your questions. Feel free to bring your own laptop.