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The Librarian Recommends: Fall Picks 2019

Posted: October 18, 2019
By: Brenna Murphy, Readers' Advisory Librarian

The Water Dancer by Ta-Nahisi Coates: From the author of Between the World and Me, The Water Dancer is the story of a young slave boy with a mysterious power. When Hiram Walker’s mother is sold to another plantation, he begins his long journey to freedom via the Underground Railroad. For fans of: historical fiction,

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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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My Favorite Banned Books

Posted: September 19, 2019
By: Brenna Murphy, Readers' Advisory Librarian

We’re celebrating Banned Books Week (September 22-28) here at the library! Check out our display on the 2nd floor to find books that have been banned or challenged in libraries and public schools. You may be wondering, what exactly is Banned Books Week? Sponsored by the American Library Association, Banned Books Week brings together the

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A Closer Look at the Opioid Epidemic

Posted: September 5, 2019
By: Brenna Murphy, Readers' Advisory Librarian

This fall, GEPL is talking about some big issues in our community, including the opioid crisis. (Click here for more information about an opioid panel discussion happening at the library later this month). As it can be a difficult topic to unpack, consider these book recommendations to learn more. Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s

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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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5 Reasons to Join a Book Club

Posted: August 1, 2019
By: Brenna Murphy, Readers' Advisory Librarian

1. Make new friends Book club is not only a literary discussion but also a social event. It’s a great place to find like-minded bookworms in your community. Some people even make lifelong friendships through book club! 2. Learn something new You never know what you might learn at book club. You could come away

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The Librarian Recommends: Summer Picks 2019

Posted: July 8, 2019
By: Brenna Murphy, Readers' Advisory Librarian

Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes: Evvie hasn’t left her house much since her husband passed away. Then her best friend suggests that Dean Tenney, a former major league baseball player going through a crisis of his own, move into the apartment at the back of her house. Bonding over their difficult pasts, the

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Get Your Game On with GEPL’s Board Game Collection

Posted: June 12, 2019
By: Brenna Murphy, Readers' Advisory Librarian

Get your game on! The 2nd Floor Information Desk is now home to 13 assorted board games for you to play while at the library, including: Apples to Apples Catan Chess Clue Codenames Jenga Life Monopoly Risk Scrabble Set TriBond Trivial Pursuit To borrow a game, simply ask a librarian at the desk and be

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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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Free Ebooks and Audiobooks with Libby

Posted: May 3, 2019
By: Brenna Murphy, Readers' Advisory Librarian

Did you know? You can get free ebooks and audiobooks with your library card! OverDrive is a service that provides access to over 16,000 ebooks and 4,000 audiobooks to GEPL cardholders. With its app, Libby, you can read right on your device. What devices are compatible with Libby? Apple devices with iOS9+, Android 4.4+, Windows

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