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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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The Librarian Recommends: Spring Picks 2019

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

Spring is here and so are some amazing new books! Here are a few of my favorite new releases: Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid: I can’t recommend this book enough for fans of contemporary fiction and behind-the-scenes music stories! Daisy Jones is a talented and beautiful singer/songwriter; Billy Dunne and his

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Have You Heard About Next Chapter Book Club?

Posted: March 14, 2019
By: Sarah Kleiva, Outreach Librarian

Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC), which was awarded the “Innovations in Reading Prize” by the National Book Foundation in 2016, has clubs throughout North America and in other parts of the world. The clubs are designed for teens, young adults, and adults with developmental disabilities. They meet in third places, like libraries, cafes, and book

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Early Intervention Screenings

Posted: March 7, 2019
By: Katy Almendinger, Early Literacy Librarian

You are your child’s first teacher. You are the expert on your child. You know them best. Although children are known to grow at different rates, most follow certain milestones. It’s normal to be concerned if your child doesn’t hit a milestone on time. So how do you know if your instincts are just a

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Story and a Snack: 3/7 Pathway Café Book Pairing

Posted: February 25, 2019
By: Brenna Murphy, Readers' Advisory Librarian

The 3/7 Pathway Café is now open at the Glen Ellyn Public Library, and we’re so excited about all the delicious food they’re serving up! If you’re looking for something to read while you enjoy a yummy snack, here are a few books that pair perfectly with some of our favorite menu items: Beverages Hot

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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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Crafting with Creativebug

Posted: January 9, 2019
By: GEPL Staff

The Glen Ellyn Public Library is excited to introduce its latest digital resource: Creativebug! If you are not on a library computer or on the library’s WiFi, enter your card number and pin to access over 1,000 online art and craft lessons. Led by volunteers, activists, and teachers, these on-trend, high-quality classes never expire—so take

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