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Thursday, August 11, 2022  |  9 am – 9 pm

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

Where The Child Things Are

Using your Sprout pencil

By: GEPL Staff

Readers up to age 14 who register for 2022 Summer Reading may receive a Sprout pencil. Sprout pencils are just like regular pencils, except that when they get too short to write with, you can plant them! Watch this 45-second video to learn how to grow plants (seed variety is on the pencil label) from… Read More

The Library in Our Community

The library wants to be an involved contributor in all things Glen Ellyn! At community events like STEMCON at College of DuPage and Three Fires Council Scouting Spectacular, library staff showcase technology like Ozobots and encourage physics and engineering projects by building catapults. Organizations like Cub/Boy Scouts and Brownies/Girl Scouts bring young members of the… Read More

Career Paths

When is the right age to start looking into careers? The answer is that it is never too early! Many people believe that children should investigate career paths around age five. Wow—it’s definitely possible. There are plenty of picture books and non-fiction books for pre- and early readers that feature careers—in medicine, law enforcement, travel,… Read More

Full STEAM Ahead!

We are so excited that we have new STEAM Kits available for checkout in the Youth Department! Each bin contains curated items like games, activities, books, and DVDs that introduce children to a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Math (STEAM) concept through fun, inquiry-based learning experiences. We hope that these kits stimulate curiosity and help… Read More

Introduction to 3D Printing

Are you curious about 3D printing but not sure how to start? Watch a walkthrough of the process below or email skenney@gepl.org to schedule an introductory tutorial. Sophie Kenney, Youth Department Assistant Director, will cover the basics of 3D design and modeling using Tinkercad, a free, online 3D modeling web application. No experience necessary, but… Read More

Learn a Language: Duolingo, Duolingo ABC, and Droplets: Drops for kids

Kids who are interested in learning a language or supporting their language learning can now use Duolingo, Duolingo ABC, and Droplets: Drops for kids for free! The library has iPods that are preloaded with the Duolingo, Duolingo ABC, and Droplets: Drops for kids apps that cardholders can borrow for three weeks. The apps allow kids… Read More

Explore Photography

Photography is a great hobby, and frequently produces kids and their grownups can explore photographic art this summer in lots of ways! Experience some of the collections at the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago virtually. Grownups should preview the content, just in case there is anything you don’t want to share with your… Read More

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