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GEPL News

Magazines in the Digital Library – Browsing and finding articles

By: GEPL Staff

In the current issue of L2B, the library's eNewsletter for small businesses, the magazine of the month is Entrepreneur, and the recommended article is "How to Afford Top Talent." There are several ways to read the article, including coming in to the library and reading the print magazine. If you would like to read the… Read More

Veterans History Project

By: GEPL Staff

In honor of Veterans Day on Friday, November 11, Glen Ellyn Public Library has remastered three interviews conducted by the library as part of the 2008 Veterans History Project and will release them weekly beginning Friday, October 28. Week 1: Virginia Molinelli, Pharmacist's Mate Third Class, Navy Nurse Corps Veteran World War II, 1939-1945 - San… Read More

Where can you use hoopla?

By: GEPL Staff

Hoopla’s frequently asked questions topics include information about using hoopla on your computer, on your TV, and in your car! Use the category buttons at the top of the webpage to access information. On your computer or mobile device   Android (Where can I find the hoopla mobile app? Where is the download button located… Read More

Hispanic Heritage Month

By: GEPL Staff

National Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated September 15-October 15 each year, recognizes the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American champions who have inspired others to achieve success (from hispanicheritagemonth.gov/). Hispanic Heritage Month reading recommendations for Youth Hispanic Heritage Month reading recommendations for Adults… Read More

Glen Ellyn Public Library Supports the Mental Health of our Community

By: Dawn Bussey, Executive Director

While I hope that we are past the worst of the pandemic, it is still a very stressful time for many. It is rare to pass a day without hearing news about a potential recession, a mass shooting, or the ongoing war in Ukraine. Prices are rising and investment portfolios are shrinking. One of the… Read More

Libby Timeline information for Libby Users

By: GEPL Staff

Libby users, your Libby Timeline tracks your reading history in Libby by default. On your timeline, you'll see a list of titles you've borrowed, placed on hold, renewed, and returned from all your libraries. Your timeline is specific to the device you're on. If you don't want Libby to keep a Timeline, you can opt… Read More

Instant Language Assistants

By: GEPLStaff

The Instant Language Assistant (ILA) devices at each of the three public service desks allow staff to speak, spell out loud, or type conversations that are immediately translated into over 120 languages and dialects. Los dispositivos Instant Language Assistant (ILA) en cada uno de los tres mostradores de servicio público permiten al personal hablar, deletrear en voz alta o escribir… Read More

Community Cupboard now available in the lobby

By: GEPL Staff

The library's Compassion Fund makes it possible to offer some unique community services like vouchers distributed by Glen Ellyn Walk-In Ministry for use at The Cafe. Now, the fund also helps support a Community Cupboard. The Community Cupboard at the Glen Ellyn Public Library is a door-less cabinet in the lobby near the Library Services… Read More

Rites of Passage

By: Theresa Lang, Library Services Director

The library in my hometown is one of the few buildings that I can remember clearly – it was a stand-alone building next to the fish 'n' chip shop where we would often get dinner on Friday nights. As a child, I remember it being large, dark, and a little foreboding. I think this was… Read More

Get to Know the Youth Summer Associates

By: Joey McKenna

Alexandra Vazquez (left) and Olivia Terek (right) Summer is the busiest season in the Youth Department; school is out and kids flood the department to participate in Summer Reading, attend programs, or find their next item to check out. Having some new smiling faces bring fresh energy is not only a way to better meet the… Read More

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

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