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GEPL News

COVID-19 Update

Posted: March 18, 2020
By: GEPL Staff

For the wellbeing of our visitors, the library building will be closed to the public until further notice. On Tuesday, March 17, the Village Board declared a local state of emergency in Glen Ellyn. News will be made available on this community alert page. All physical materials that are currently checked out are not due until

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GEPL Receives Grant Funding for Census Outreach and Education

Posted: January 20, 2020
By: GEPL Staff

The Glen Ellyn Public Library has been awarded $10,000 for outreach and education efforts related to the 2020 U.S. Census on April 1, made possible by funding in whole or in part by the Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) through a grant from the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS). During April and May,

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Foundation and Friends Support Park District Scholarship Fund with $2,000 Gift

Posted: October 9, 2019
By: GEPL Staff

The Friends of the Glen Ellyn Public Library and the Glen Ellyn Library Foundation presented a $2,000 check to benefit the Glen Ellyn Park District Scholarship Fund at the Park District’s Board Meeting on Tuesday, September 17, 2019. This donation concluded a successful partnership between the library and the Park District during the library’s 2019

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Introducing the New SWAN Libraries App

Posted: August 14, 2019
By: GEPL Staff

Did you know? BLUEcloud Mobile has launched a new app, making it easier to search our catalog from your smartphone or tablet! Get the library on your phone to: Download and read ebooks and listen to e-audiobooks Scan the ISBN barcode on the back of a book to see whether the library has a copy

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A Gift from the Glen Ellyn Library Foundation

Posted: May 22, 2019
By: GEPL Staff

The Glen Ellyn Public Library received a special shipment this spring: a device that will dispense one, three, and five-minute stories and poems on long scrolls resembling receipt paper. A gift from the Glen Ellyn Library Foundation, the short story kiosk is the first of its kind to show up in an Illinois library. The

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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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