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GEPL News

EV Charging Station

By: GEPL Staff

The library's ChargePoint EV charging station is now available! Anyone can charge their vehicle for up to two hours in one of the two available parking spaces near the prairie path. Vehicles using the charger will be charged 20 cents per kWh (kilowatt-hour). If a vehicle is not unplugged after two hours of charging, the… Read More

Summer Reading Fun— with Turtles!

By: Dawn Bussey, Executive Director

As someone whose middle school nickname was “Turtle”, I’m very excited to partner with the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County for 2022 Summer Reading and commit to help save Blanding’s turtles! It may have been an unfortunate hair style choice that earned me the nickname, but I decided they could call me a lot… Read More

Beyond the Land Acknowledgment

By: By Jeanine Vaughn, Adult Programming Librarian

As a programming librarian, I am always looking for variety in the cultural and community programs the library offers. This summer, the library is excited to take advantage of a unique opportunity provided by our humanities grant* to highlight the library’s commitment to represent the Indigenous voices of our community in our programs and materials.… Read More

Library Card in Your Mobile Wallet

Apple Wallet is an application included with Apple devices that run iOS 9 and later (iPhone and iPod touch) that allows users to digitally store items like credit and loyalty cards. Android devices do not have a built-in wallet app, but users can download Pass2U Wallet from the Google Play Store. REQUEST CARD FOR MOBILE WALLET… Read More

Youth and Family Counseling available at the library

By: GEPL Staff

Tuesdays, beginning May 24, Glen Ellyn Youth and Family Counseling Service (GEYFCS) will be available to provide Counseling and Crisis Intervention and Support in the GEYFCS Community Support and Counseling Room on the 2nd floor of the library. Appointments will be available from 9 am - Noon by calling 630-469-3040, ext. 3045 or by emailing… Read More

2021 Snapshot

By: GEPL Staff

Snapshot is the library's year-end summary, and includes interesting facts and figures for 2021. Available now! Read More

2022 Summer Reading 

By: GEPL Staff

June 1 - August 31 This summer, the library and the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County are encouraging participants of all ages to read to save Blanding’s turtles! If 1,000 readers register, the Glen Ellyn Library Foundation and Friends of the Library will each donate $1K to Forest Preserve District of DuPage to support… Read More

Bring your Crayons and Bread Tags to the Library for Recycling in April

The library is partnering with SCARCE to collect used crayons and bread tags for recycling. During the month of April, please drop off your used crayons and bread tags in the Adult or Youth Department. SCARCE’s Super Crayon project diverts broken, unusable crayons from going to the landfill. They recycle crayon pieces into “Super Crayons”… Read More

Congratulations Sophie Kenney – 2021 Library Employee of the Year

Dawn Bussey, Christina Keasler, Melissa Hilt, Amy Waters, and Tom Malinowski celebrate 2021 Library Employee of the Year Sophie Kenney. Last night, the library celebrated Sophie Kenney, Youth Department Assistant Director, who was named 2021 Glen Ellyn Community Awards Library Employee of the Year! Hosted by the Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce, the Glen Ellyn… Read More

Library receives $10,000 grant

The Glen Ellyn Public Library has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the American Library Association (ALA)! ALA is providing $2 million for humanities funding to libraries nationwide, part of a grantmaking program to deliver relief to libraries recovering from the coronavirus pandemic. “Strong public libraries are at the heart of healthy communities,” said NEH… Read More

February is Black History Month

Celebrate the contributions Black Americans have made to U.S. History and Culture with Glen Ellyn Public Library Adult and Young Adult book displays on the 2nd floor of the library featuring poetry, biographies, and amazing facts. And don't miss author Julie Lythcott-Haims at the Glenbard Parent Series virtual program Real American: A Memoir – Dignity… Read More

ArcGIS global mapping software available at the library

Now you can author maps, perform spatial analysis, and manage location data with ArcGIS (geographic information system) at the library! ArcMap allows you to create and modify maps and analyze (2D) spatial data. ArcGIS and Flight Simulator and VR experiences are available on the 2nd floor by appointment only and can be reserved by calling… Read More

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