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GEPL News

The Workshop

By: GEPL Staff

The library is putting the finishing touches on The Workshop, the new community makerspace! Visit gepl.org/maker to find the most up-to-date maker information, such as The Workshop open hours maker events in The Workshop maker events in the Youth Department maker services maker resources in the digital library. Maker programs are available to Glen Ellyn… Read More

¡Hola! Adult Spanish Collection

By: J-nine Vaughn, Adult Programming Librarian

¡Hola! Adult Spanish Collection Did you know that the Adult Department of the library has a Spanish collection? I choose materials for the adult Spanish collection, and while I am a Spanish speaker who lived in Venezuela as a child, I am not a native speaker and my fluency in Spanish literature is very limited.… Read More

Preserving Family Moments with a Time Capsule

By: Sophie Kenney, Youth Department Director

As a frazzled parent of three young children, I was often told: “The days are long, but the years are short.” This adage still resonates with me years later, not just because I’m still frazzled most of the time, but because the passing of each year seems to speed up the older my children become.… Read More

Summer Fun at the Library

By: Dawn Bussey, Executive Director

This summer, the library is encouraging the community to read with the 2024 Summer Reading program, and is also excited to host World on the Move: 250,000 Years of Human Migration! If 2,000 people register for summer reading, the Friends of the Library and the Glen Ellyn Library Foundation will  each give $1,000to our non-profit… Read More

Marie Ulhorn Presidents Park is home to a new Little Free Library

By: GEPL Staff

Marie Ulhorn Presidents Park, located at 265 Cumnor Avenue, is home to a brand new Little Free Library. For her Eagle Scout Service Project, seventeen-year-old Katherine Schlueter raised the necessary funds for the Little Free Library, coordinated with the Glen Ellyn Park District on placement, and built the structure itself! Below is a Q&A with… Read More

Thank you, Friends of the Library!

By: GEPL Staff

Library Board President Karen Volk, Friends President Katie Scherer, Library Board Treasurer Maryanne Deaton, Library Director Dawn Bussey, and Friends Community Mailing Chair Britta Albrecht On Monday, the Friends of the Library presented a check for $54,000 to the library to supplement the library’s annual budget for materials, programs, and literacy initiatives in the local… Read More

2024 Summer Reading

By: GEPL Staff

World on the Move | June 1-July 31 Readers of all ages can participate in 2024 Summer Reading! If 2,000 people register for summer reading, the Friends of the Library and the Glen Ellyn Library Foundation will each give $1,000 to our non-profit partner, Ten Thousand Villages, to support fair trade artisans. Summer Reading Log… Read More

Short story dispenser on tour

By: GEPL Staff

The library’s Short Story Dispenser is on tour! The kiosk dispenses short stories and poems and was the first of its kind to offer short stories in Spanish. Library staff deliver the dispenser to schools using the outreach van. The dispenser was a gift from the Foundation, which also helped fund the outreach van to… Read More

New location for expanded 65 S Park Lockers

By: GEPL Staff

The library has added more lockers at 65 S Park Boulevard inside the Glen Ellyn Police Department! Users can access the lockers, now located in the hallway adjacent to the Community Room, 24/7. A library book drop is also available outside at the east end of the Glen Ellyn Police Department parking lot near Panfish… Read More

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