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Glen Ellyn Public Library Partners with SCARCE for Summer Reading

GEPL Reads for SCARCE | May 29 through September 2 By: Stephanie Blackwell, Marketing Coordinator

GEPL Reads for SCARCE Runs Now Through September 2, 2018 For the past five years, the Glen Ellyn Public Library has tied the Summer Reading program to a philanthropic cause – embracing the volunteer spirit of the community – and challenging members to not just read, but to read for a benevolent purpose. And this summer

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Underused Services at the Library

The 1K Club — 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten — is a new book challenge for young readers (and their parents). The goal is to read 1,000 books to your infant, toddler, or pre-K child. By: Kim Lashbrook, Marketing and Graphics Production Clerk

The 1K Club The library offers many services and resources that you may not even be aware of. This is the first in a series of posts highlighting some of those underused services. Our goal is to raise awareness for our members and the community that these services exist and to explain what they are

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Donations from Kiwanis Club of Central DuPage and Glen Ellyn Infant Welfare Society Help Fund Bus to Books Program

By: Stephanie Blackwell, Marketing Coordinator

Glen Ellyn Public Library’s Bus to Books program is a summer time partnership with schools and agencies serving children who live in or attend school or programs in Glen Ellyn. In 2018, the library will run three Bus to Books programs serving approximately 135 Glen Ellyn students. The Kiwanis Club of Central DuPage donated $1,000,

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What Our Members Have To Say

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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  • Small Business Seminar: The Hiring Process
    When: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 7:30 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Second Floor of the Library

    The goal of every small business owner is growth, but with growth comes increased work and responsibilities. In 2015, 42% of small business owners said hiring new employees is their biggest challenge. Learn to make the employment process more manageable and effective for your small business with help from Ute Westphal, Program Specialist at the Center for Entrepreneurship at College of DuPage and a certified Business Development Advisor. Free tickets available at gepl.org/small-business-seminars.
  • Journey Critique Workshop
    When: Wednesday, June 27, 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 critiquing.writingjourney.org.
  • Trace Your Family Tree
    When: Tuesday, July 10, 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.
  • Journey Critique Workshop
    When: Wednesday, July 11, 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 critiquing.writingjourney.org.
  • Trivia Night at North Side Sports Bar & Grill
    When: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 7:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library

    Grab a group of friends and head to downtown Glen Ellyn for live trivia! Reservations are recommended; contact North Side Sports Bar & Grill at 630-469-4602 to reserve a table.
  • Understanding Fake News
    When: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Meeting Rooms A&B

    Fiction and nonfiction are not just library sections. People get constantly bombarded with unreliable information from untrustworthy sources. So how do you know what’s real and what’s fake? Learn to weed through the noise and evaluate sources for authenticity at this timely program.