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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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Juneteenth

Posted: June 19, 2021
By: GEPL Staff

June 19 is Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day. It is the most widely recognized African American celebration of emancipation from slavery. This blending of the day and month marks when Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865, and informed the last enslaved people in Texas that the civil

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Free COVID-19 Vaccine Pop-Up Clinic for Age 12+

Posted: May 13, 2021
By: GEPL Staff

Free COVID-19 Vaccine Pop-Up Clinic for Age 12+ Tuesday, May 18 | 8 am – 3:45 pm Ackerman Sports and Fitness Center, 800 St Charles Road, Glen Ellyn The FDA has expanded the emergency use authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to include adolescents 12 through 15 years of age, and this clinic will offer

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Flight Simulator and Google Earth Experiences

Posted: May 12, 2021
By: GEPL Staff

Fly an airplane or explore Google Earth at the library! The library will take care of all of the setup – just come in and enjoy the experience. Please contact Joe Halter at 630-423-6664 to schedule your visit.

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Glen Ellyn DEI Project Summary

Posted: April 22, 2021
By: GEPL Staff

In January 2021, Glen Ellyn Public Library and the Village of Glen Ellyn initiated the Glen Ellyn DEI Project to help the community devise a collective strategy to enhance DEI in the Village of Glen Ellyn in ways that are integrative, holistic, sustainable, and enduring. Interested community members can learn more about the January sessions

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COVID-19 Vaccine Pop-Up Clinic Full

Posted: March 24, 2021
By: GEPL Staff

Thank you to the Glen Ellyn staff and volunteers who made possible this week’s upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center! Over 3,800 seniors ages 65 and older were contacted through the library’s vaccine call center to schedule appointments, and all time slots are now full. We know there are still many

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