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National Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted: September 22, 2021
By: GEPL Staff

September 15 – October 15, 2021 is National Hispanic American Heritage Month. The library will recognize the achievements and contributions of Hispanic Americans who have influenced and enriched our nation with Hispanic Heritage Storytime for ages 4+ Poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca Hispanic Heritage Month book recommendations in English and in Spanish

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1000 Black Girl Books

September is Library Card Sign-up Month

Posted: September 7, 2021
By: GEPL Staff

Marley Dias, author, executive producer, and founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks, is joining the American Library Association and libraries nationwide in promoting the power of a library card this September. Learn about Library Card Sign-up Month. If you don’t already have one, sign up for a library card!

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COVID-19: Videos and Stories of Impact

Posted: September 2, 2021
By: GEPL Staff

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and the Ad Council have some short videos regarding COVID-19 that we are sharing below. If you find inspiration in these stories, the library would like to capture and share your personal COVID-19 Story of Impact with the community. We welcome stories of hope, love, fear, inspiration,

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Summer Reading Feedback Request

Posted: August 17, 2021
By: GEPL Staff

When the program ended on Friday, August 6, the 1,248 readers who participated in 2021 Summer Reading exceeded our combined reading goal of 40,000 points with a total of 41,328 points! Thank you to all of the readers who made it possible for us to donate $2,000 to World Relief. Thank you also to the

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Thank you Readers!

Posted: August 10, 2021
By: GEPL Staff

When the program ended on Friday, August 6, the 1,248 readers who participated in 2021 Summer Reading exceeded our combined reading goal of 40,000 points with a total of 41,328 points! Thank you to all of the readers who made it possible for us to donate $2,000 to World Relief. Thank you also to the

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Winners Selected in 2021 High School Art Contest

Posted: July 12, 2021
By: GEPL Staff

Congratulations to the following high school students whose names were selected in the 2021 High School Art Contest! The students won gift certificates from Blick Art Supplies. Digital or Film Photography or Graphic Art Jacque Benson and Dean Carroll Ceramic or Sculpture Dean Carroll and Lilly Carroll Painting or Drawing Matthew Sioson and Nabiha Suleman

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Placing Holds to be picked up at the Glen Ellyn Public Library Drive-up Window

Posted: July 10, 2021
By: GEPL Staff

When you place holds, you may now specify Pickup Library Glen Ellyn Public Library or Glen Ellyn Public Library Drive-up Window. If you prefer to pick up held items at the drive-up window, please choose the new Glen Ellyn Public Library Drive-up Window option when you place holds.  You can set your default hold pick

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Verse is Diverse

Posted: July 9, 2021
By: Tom Malinowski, Middle School Librarian

Books in verse have rhythm, rhyme, beats. They hum and drum like other books, but strike a different chord among the heartstrings. Although quicker to read, they reach and curl into your brain distinctively. Some with no words inspire and invoke creativity from the reader. No matter your mood, books in verse challenge and change

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Plans to Resume Library Operations

Posted: June 26, 2021
By: GEPL Staff

Update 7/21: Our pre-COVID19 pages of GEPL.org now reflect our current operations. The Glen Ellyn Public Library is currently working to resume as many of our services as are safely possible. If you have any questions, please contact the library.     Current Hours of Service Service Hours Library Building and Drive-Up Window Monday –

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June is Pride Month

Posted: June 21, 2021
By: GEPL Staff

Pride Month is celebrated annually in June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Riots and the ongoing fight for justice and equality for the LGBTQ+ community. It is celebrated with parades, festivals, concerts, proms, and moreacross the United States and other countries. Chicago’s Pride festivals were recently shifted to October.   Pride Month is one of the Celebration

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