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Monday, July 22, 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

Where The Child Things Are

Preserving Family Moments with a Time Capsule

By: Sophie Kenney, Youth Department Director

As a frazzled parent of three young children, I was often told: “The days are long, but the years are short.” This adage still resonates with me years later, not just because I’m still frazzled most of the time, but because the passing of each year seems to speed up the older my children become.… Read More

Youth Reading Recommendations: Award Nominee Staff Favorites

By: Alexa Moffat, School Liaison

Each year, committees of Illinois teachers and librarians select the nominees for the following year's Monarch, Bluestem, and Caudill Award lists. Preparation for the meetings begins months in advance, with members responsible for reading 50 titles that will be winnowed down to the final lists of 20 books. Youth Department staff members Melissa Hilt, Alexa… Read More

2024 Summer Reading

By: GEPL Staff

World on the Move | June 1-July 31 Readers of all ages can participate in 2024 Summer Reading! If 2,000 people register for summer reading, the Friends of the Library and the Glen Ellyn Library Foundation will each give $1,000 to our non-profit partner, Ten Thousand Villages, to support fair trade artisans. Summer Reading Log… Read More

Short story dispenser on tour

By: GEPL Staff

The library’s Short Story Dispenser is on tour! The kiosk dispenses short stories and poems and was the first of its kind to offer short stories in Spanish. Library staff deliver the dispenser to schools using the outreach van. The dispenser was a gift from the Foundation, which also helped fund the outreach van to… Read More

New location for expanded 65 S Park Lockers

By: GEPL Staff

The library has added more lockers at 65 S Park Boulevard inside the Glen Ellyn Police Department! Users can access the lockers, now located in the hallway adjacent to the Community Room, 24/7. A library book drop is also available outside at the east end of the Glen Ellyn Police Department parking lot near Panfish… Read More

65 S Park Book Drop now located outside near Panfish Park

By: GEPL Staff

Users of the library 65 S. Park Lockers can now return items in the new library book drop located at the east end of the Glen Ellyn Police Department parking lot near Panfish Park! The new outdoor book drop replaces the indoor book drop, which has been removed. If you have any questions about the… Read More

2023 Snapshot

By: GEPL Staff

Snapshot is an annual summary of interesting library facts and figures. Snapshot 2023 is available now! Read More

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