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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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Repertoire of Reading

Posted: January 2, 2020
By: Brenna Murphy, Readers' Advisory Librarian

No matter your musical tastes, these reads are sure to keep you hooked from page one. Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid Daisy Jones is a talented but troubled singer-songwriter; Billy Dunne and his band, The Six, are rock stars on the brink of fame. When they team up, they become one

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Midwinter of Music

Posted: December 18, 2019
By: Beth Clower, Instruction Librarian and Business Liaison

I was at a pre-season football game at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. During a break in play, Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond came over the speakers. When the chorus hit, the entire stadium sang along and you could feel electricity run through the crowd as everyone bonded over that song. Music unites communities,

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Macmillan Limits Library Access to Ebooks

Posted: December 6, 2019
By: Brenna Murphy, Readers' Advisory Librarian

Macmillan Publishers has decided to limit readers’ access to new ebook titles through public libraries. Now, libraries may only purchase ONE copy of each new ebook published by Macmillan for the first eight weeks after a book’s release. Macmillan is currently the only major publisher to do this. What does this mean to me? Members

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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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