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Get to Thirty Million Words

Posted: November 7, 2018
By: Catherine 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: Stephanie Blackwell, Marketing Coordinator

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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Group of seniors standing around.

Celebrate Healthy Aging Week With Fun and Educational Programs

Posted: September 2, 2018
By: Stephanie Blackwell, Marketing Coordinator

Healthy Aging Week Runs September 2-8 The Glen Ellyn Public Library promotes health, mobility, and safety for older adults during Healthy Aging Week. Healthy Aging Week does more than offer lecture, screening, and exercise classes. “Libraries and librarians strive to connect people with quality information and resources – whether it’s other people, technology, organizations, or

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Kanopy: Discover over 30,000 of the world’s best films.

Glen Ellyn Public Library Members Can Now Access More Than 30,000 Films for Free with Kanopy

Posted: August 6, 2018
By: Stephanie Blackwell, Marketing Coordinator

Kanopy, a popular-on-demand film streaming service, is now available for free to Glen Ellyn Public Library members. Library card holders can access Kanopy and sign up to start streaming films instantly by visiting https://glenellyn.kanopy.com/. Films can be streamed from any computer, TV, mobile device, or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV,

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Within the Sensory Box are a multitude of items for children and their caregivers to sooth or stimulate senses as needed. These tools can also be used to help focus and process stimuli.

Underused Services at the Library

Posted: July 30, 2018
By: Katy Almendinger, Early Literacy Librarian, and Caitlyn Reick, Marketing and Graphics Intern

Public spaces can be difficult for many children. Unpredictable noises, crowds of people, smells, sudden transitions, and having to share a space with strangers can be hard. This can be true for even traditionally quiet spaces like the library. Navigating a public space can be even more challenging for children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder,

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GEPL Reads for SCARCE | May 29 through September 2

Glen Ellyn Public Library Partners with SCARCE for Summer Reading

Posted: June 4, 2018
By: Stephanie Blackwell, Marketing Coordinator

GEPL Reads for SCARCE Runs Now Through September 2, 2018 For the past five years, the Glen Ellyn Public Library has tied the Summer Reading program to a philanthropic cause – embracing the volunteer spirit of the community – and challenging members to not just read, but to read for a benevolent purpose. And this summer

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The 1K Club — 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten — is a new book challenge for young readers (and their parents). The goal is to read 1,000 books to your infant, toddler, or pre-K child.

Underused Services at the Library

Posted: May 7, 2018
By: Kim Lashbrook, Marketing and Graphics Production Clerk

The 1K Club The library offers many services and resources that you may not even be aware of. This is the first in a series of posts highlighting some of those underused services. Our goal is to raise awareness for our members and the community that these services exist and to explain what they are

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Donations from Kiwanis Club of Central DuPage and Glen Ellyn Infant Welfare Society Help Fund Bus to Books Program

Posted: April 23, 2018
By: Stephanie Blackwell, Marketing Coordinator

Glen Ellyn Public Library’s Bus to Books program is a summer time partnership with schools and agencies serving children who live in or attend school or programs in Glen Ellyn. In 2018, the library will run three Bus to Books programs serving approximately 135 Glen Ellyn students. The Kiwanis Club of Central DuPage donated $1,000,

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Kids and their grown-up listen to songs and stories about Miss Jamie's Farm.

What Our Members Have To Say

Posted: April 9, 2018
By: Kim Lashbrook, Marketing and Graphics Production Clerk

“We love our library. It’s an incredible resource. So very grateful for the time, thought, and intentionality that goes into the programming and resources that are available there. Thank you for your hard work!” – Survey Respondent The Glen Ellyn Public Library — our librarians and staff — strive to listen to the community and

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