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International Museum Day

When I was growing up, one of our family’s favorite things to do was to visit the Museum of Science and Industry. This was back when the museum was free, so we went often. My siblings and I each had our favorite exhibit that we made sure to visit each time we went to the museum. When my… Read More

Biographies are for everyone! 

If you think biographies are just for school reports on famous (mostly dead) people, I’m here to tell you - they are so much more! The biography section of the library is full of tales that will inspire, excite, inform, and delight readers of all ages. And they are all true! Biographies provide material for students just… Read More

Earth Day 2021

On April 22, we will celebrate the 51st Earth Day! With our ever-growing population, it’s more important than ever to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle whenever possible.  The library has partnered with SCARCE to collect used crayons and bread tags for recycling during the month of April. Please drop off your used crayons and bread tags in the… Read More

GOAT Authors

You know how people talk about whether athletes are GOAT (Greatest Of All Time)? I wonder if this can apply to authors. Authors like Beverly Cleary, who delighted readers for decades with over 91 million copies sold around the world. She’s well known for stories like the Ramona series and The Mouse and the Motorcycle. Beverly… Read More

I’m New Here!

Hi, I'm Sophie. I’m so excited to be a part of the Glen Ellyn Public Library team as Youth Department Assistant Director! As a resident of Glen Ellyn, I have always been grateful for the library’s resources, expansive services, and top-notch programming. This past year, my family relied on the library to help us during… Read More

Got Chess?

“Every chess master was once a beginner.” – Irving Chernev  Has your family jumped on the chess craze? Ever since the Netflix show “The Queen’s Gambit” first aired last fall, the game of chess has seen a resurgence in popularity among people of all ages and backgrounds. With a rich history spanning more than 1,500 years, chess is a universal… Read More

Learning Through Music at the Library

I’m currently taking a music appreciation class at College of DuPage, and our last discussion board post was about how musicians create some “music to teach people what to believe or how to think about or remember certain stories or events”. Families enjoy a concert with Istvan and His Imaginary Band. (Photo taken pre-pandemic.) Consider… Read More

Library Resources for Spring Break

Spring break is fast approaching! While this may be something that kids count down to, parents have a variety of feelings about it. Personally, I am excited to get some extra time with my school-aged child, as well as a break from Zoom tutoring and homework. I’m also already wondering, “What am I going to… Read More

Raising a Reader

March is National Reading Month, but really, any time is a good time to read. And with today being Dr. Seuss’s birthday and Read Across America Day, it is the perfect time to begin some family habits to create lifelong readers out of your children. When I was learning to read, my mother subscribed to the Weekly Reader Book Club. Every so often, a… Read More

Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales

The other day, I walked into my son’s room to see him reading a book titled The Donner Dinner Party. I laughed out loud at the absurdity of this title, and then took a closer look to make sure it was something I was okay with my 4th grader reading. This book is part of… Read More

Bust Boredom with Board Games

Winter is always tough with cabin fever and kids' pent up energy. Add in the fact that many children now get more screen time than parents prefer, and you have a perfect disaster of both adults and kids going crazy at home. The pandemic has allowed us to spend more time as a family, but… Read More

The Rebecca Caudill Journey

Tom and Christina by the Caudill display in Youth. (Note: photo taken pre-pandemic) Last year, Youth Department Director Christina Keasler and I received news that we were chosen to be evaluators for the Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award. Huzzah! Here’s the committee in a nutshell: A rotating committee of between seventy and eighty members… Read More

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