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

Where The Child Things Are - Page 12 of 12

Little Chefs

Autumn is the perfect opportunity to spend time in the kitchen with your kids. Cooking is highly creative and is a surefire way to connect. Cookbooks written especially for kids break down each task into more manageable parts and give you tips for success. Kids can chop safely with either plastic knives or butter knives.… Read More

The Magic of Disney at GEPL

Meeting Donald Duck with my brother during our first trip to Disney World We're all passionate about something. If you know me, you know that my passions are the Chicago Cubs and Disney. Specifically, Walt Disney World in Florida. EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival I love Disney World so much that I have lost track… Read More

Native American Heritage Month

November is a time of giving and reflection. It’s a time to think about what you are thankful for. It’s also a good opportunity to consider those around you, both inside and outside of your community. Many volunteer around Thanksgiving to help those who aren’t as fortunate. November is also Native American Heritage Month. Following… Read More

Preschool Visits with Miss Katy

Did you know that GEPL librarians visit local preschools for storytime? Hearing stories from voices other than those of their parents or teachers can engage children in a special way - so we take books, music, and other storytime tricks on the road. It’s important that kids still get to experience the magic of library… Read More

Pink Everywhere: Acknowledging Breast Cancer Awareness Month

This month, we see pink everywhere: on cups and caps. On football cleats, ribbons—even cement mixers! What’s with all the pink? October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and pink is its symbolic color. Breast cancer is an insidious disease that statistics say will affect 1 in 8 women sometime during her lifetime. Other than skin… Read More

Not-So-Scary Halloween

It’s October, which means people are finding their costumes, painting pumpkins, hanging skeletons, and buying candy. Although I enjoy parts of Halloween (like the candy), I’m a total scaredy-cat. I detest haunted houses, scary movies, spooky stories, and all things frightening. When I was a kid, I would timidly walk around my neighborhood on Halloween,… Read More

Reading Clubs at GEPL

You rocked our Game On! Summer Challenge. It ended and school began. Now what? The Youth Department at the Glen Ellyn Public Library offers two reading clubs geared toward different age groups. The first, 1K Club, runs year-round and is for children from birth through preschool who have not yet entered kindergarten. Kids are challenged… Read More

Collaborative Poetry

Poetry is lovely to read, but is it difficult to write? We decided to come up with a poem together and find out! Sky Friends I ran down the stairs and almost twisted my ankle as I dodged the armadillo at the bottom of the stairs. No time to monkey around as I was finally… Read More

The Power of a Quote

“When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” “If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.” “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” Did those quotes inspire you? Recall a specific memory? Make you grin? Quotes can: Help you conquer procrastination: “Things may come to those who wait, but… Read More

Fantastic Firefighters

Kids are fascinated by firefighters and fire trucks. Let’s face it, adults are, too. Once, my neighbor’s house caught fire, and while everyone rushed outside to see what was happening, I was stunned and amazed to see the firefighters rushing inside to put out the fire. Of course, I knew intellectually that that is what… Read More

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month

Do you remember your first library card? Mine was from the Wilmette Public Library. It was made of heavy yellow cardstock with a metal number stamped into it and a place to sign my name. That library card gave me a sense of responsibility and ownership. I could ride my bike to the library and… Read More

Mirrors, Windows, and Books

When children cannot find themselves reflected in the books they read…they learn a powerful lesson about how they are devalued in the society of which they are a part.” Dr. Rudine Sims Bishop I wanted to be a librarian because I believe that there is a perfect book for every child. Something with suspense that… Read More

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