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Have You Heard About Next Chapter Book Club?

Posted: March 14, 2019
By: Sarah Kleiva, Outreach Librarian

Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC), which was awarded the “Innovations in Reading Prize” by the National Book Foundation in 2016, has clubs throughout North America and in other parts of the world. The clubs are designed for teens, young adults, and adults with developmental disabilities. They meet in third places, like libraries, cafes, and book

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Early Intervention Screenings

Posted: March 7, 2019
By: Katy Almendinger, Early Literacy Librarian

You are your child’s first teacher. You are the expert on your child. You know them best. Although children are known to grow at different rates, most follow certain milestones. It’s normal to be concerned if your child doesn’t hit a milestone on time. So how do you know if your instincts are just a

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Story and a Snack: 3/7 Pathway Café Book Pairing

Posted: February 25, 2019
By: Brenna Murphy, Readers' Advisory Librarian

The 3/7 Pathway Café is now open at the Glen Ellyn Public Library, and we’re so excited about all the delicious food they’re serving up! If you’re looking for something to read while you enjoy a yummy snack, here are a few books that pair perfectly with some of our favorite menu items: Beverages Hot

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L2B: Small Thanks with Google

Posted: February 7, 2019
By: GEPL Staff

Google will create free custom marketing posters, social posts, and even a short video for your business! Franklin Rivera, CEO and Founder of V2M2 Group, shared this secret at the Glen Ellyn Public Library’s L2B (Library to Business) Social Media Crisis Plan program in December.   Go to Small Thanks with Google, enter the name of your business, and

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Crafting with Creativebug

Posted: January 9, 2019
By: GEPL Staff

The Glen Ellyn Public Library is excited to introduce its latest digital resource: Creativebug! If you are not on a library computer or on the library’s WiFi, enter your card number and pin to access over 1,000 online art and craft lessons. Led by volunteers, activists, and teachers, these on-trend, high-quality classes never expire—so take

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3/7 Pathway Café Now Open!

Posted: December 13, 2018
By: GEPL Staff

Stop by for fresh coffee, sandwiches, soups, sweet treats, and more, prepared in-house by proprietors Brian and Danny. They update their menu regularly, so visit often! Hours Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 8 pm Friday and Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm Phone (630) 790-6772 A formal ribbon cutting ceremony will take place on

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Watch Videos On Demand with Infobase

Posted: November 28, 2018
By: GEPL Staff

Are you a history buff, music fan, or educator? Maybe you’re just a curious person, looking to learn something new. Either way, the Glen Ellyn Public Library is excited to offer a great resource for documentaries, independent films, news reels, self-improvement guides, and special television features. Infobase provides it all. Children can visit the Just

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It’s That Time of Year Again

Posted: November 16, 2018
By: GEPL Staff

Wondering how to kick off the holiday season? Come celebrate at the library on Friday, Nov. 23 from 1-4:30 pm before heading to downtown Glen Ellyn for the annual tree lighting ceremony at 6:30 pm. Story-performer Chris Fascione will return to share his juggling act, followed by One Voice Choir, Vivaldi Strings, and Glenbard South

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Get to Thirty Million Words

Posted: November 7, 2018
By: Katy Almendinger, Early Literacy Librarian

Do you find the human brain fascinating? Are you a parent, grandparent, or caregiver? Are you an educator or are you interested in education? Are you a speech therapist? Do you love the power of language? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need to read Thirty Million Words: Building a Child’s

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PlayPacks contain toys designed to help children learn new skills.

New Nature-Themed PlayPacks Available at the Library

Posted: September 10, 2018
By: GEPL Staff

Play is an essential literacy skill and an important part of how children learn. With the library’s new PlayPacks, kids can check out toys to take home, just like they do a book. Libraries across the country are starting to circulate items besides books and audiovisual items. “We’ve seen significant research that says how much

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