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Diversify Your Summer Reading

It’s summer, which means, hopefully, that the kids are done with remote learning and they can finally start reading for fun! If you haven’t registered for our completely online Paint Your Story: Summer Reading Challenge yet, you can do that here and log all your child’s reading to earn some cool rewards. Of course, in… Read More

DIY Spa Day

Hi, friends! As quarantine life wears on, I’ve been looking for creative ways to pass the time with my four-year-old. Our most recent success was a DIY Spa Day that we created using stuff around our house. Besides being lots of fun, mixing and mashing our spa treatments were great fine motor and sensory activities.… Read More

The Necessary Words

Since mid-March, I’ve been predominantly with my parents. I make time to go back to Chicago (where I live) to check on my studio apartment, get the mail, and walk along Lake Michigan. Yesterday, I was delighted to find more than a dozen cards and postcards and cards in my mailbox! Am I Mr. Popular?… Read More

Paint Your Story: Summer Reading Challenge

School is almost over for the year, and in a public librarian’s world, that can only mean one thing: Summer Reading Challenge time! Paint Your Story: Summer Reading Challenge kicks off on Monday, June 1. In addition to reading, this summer we have added optional, Weekly Art Challenges. Weekly Art Challenges use supplies you may have… Read More

The Great Glen Ellyn Backyard Challenge

Think your backyard is boring? Think again. There are many new and creative ways to enjoy whatever outdoor space you may have, and we are daring you to kick up the fun a notch. Tackle these challenges, take a photo, and share it with us on social media (@GlenEllynPL) to inspire your neighbors and friends.… Read More

Create Your Summer Reading Plan

We’ve all been spending more time looking at screens these days, or at least I sure have. Whether it’s for work, school, or unwinding with the latest binge watch, I take in a lot of content. But what I seem to be having a hard time doing is reading. I recently saw a blog post… Read More

DIY Garden Storytime

Are you missing storytime at the library? I certainly am! Below is a list of my favorite garden-themed books and songs for your family to share together. I’ve also included some activity ideas that pair with this garden theme. All you need is Hoopla, which is a one-stop shop for ebooks, music, and videos! Download… Read More

Earth Day

Tomorrow, April 22, 2020, is the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day celebration! According to On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans — at the time, 10% of the total population of the United States — took to the streets, parks and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast… Read More

Bluestem Downloadables

Hello, everyone! We miss seeing all of you and especially discussing books with you. In the meantime, I wanted to share a few downloadable titles that you can read as ebooks or listen to as e-audiobooks right from home. There are tons of great books to choose from in our catalog, but here are some… Read More

National Stress Awareness Month

Are your children causing you stress? Mine are! I’m fresh off a three-month maternity leave with a newborn, three-nager, and geriatric dog, so I have a renewed sense of appreciation for stay-at-home parents. April is National Stress Awareness Month. Here are some creative tips to alleviate stress with the help of your little monsters: 1.… Read More

New World, New Routine

What a difference a few weeks can make. Since many of us are at home for an extended period of time, especially students, consider these helpful strategies to combat cabin fever. Create a schedule that makes sense with fun Schoolwork is paramount. If you’re normally in class for 40-50 minutes, emulate that at home as… Read More

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