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Glen Ellyn DEI Project Summary

Posted: April 22, 2021
By: GEPL Staff

In January 2021, Glen Ellyn Public Library and the Village of Glen Ellyn initiated the Glen Ellyn DEI Project to help the community devise a collective strategy to enhance DEI in the Village of Glen Ellyn in ways that are integrative, holistic, sustainable, and enduring. Interested community members can learn more about the January sessions

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Plans to Resume Library Operations

Posted: April 11, 2021
By: GEPL Staff

The Glen Ellyn Public Library is currently working to resume as many of our services as are safely possible. If you have any questions, please contact the library.     Current Hours of Service Service Hours Grab ‘n Go Library Services and Drive-Up Window Monday – Thursday | 9 am – 8 pm Friday | 9

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COVID-19 Vaccine Pop-Up Clinic Full

Posted: March 24, 2021
By: GEPL Staff

Thank you to the Glen Ellyn staff and volunteers who made possible this week’s upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center! Over 3,800 seniors ages 65 and older were contacted through the library’s vaccine call center to schedule appointments, and all time slots are now full. We know there are still many

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In Solidarity with our Asian American and Pacific Islander Community

Posted: March 18, 2021
By: GEPL Staff

The Glen Ellyn Public Library recognizes that the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community has been deeply impacted by recent events. While this week’s attacks are still under investigation, the spread of hate speech and violence against AAPI individuals, especially during the pandemic, is undeniable. We stand in solidarity with AAPI individuals and firmly

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COVID-19 Vaccine Pop-Up Clinic

Posted: March 16, 2021
By: GEPL Staff

The Village of Glen Ellyn, the Glen Ellyn Public Library, and the Glen Ellyn Park District are working together to immunize our community. According to the CDC, people ages 65 and older are at greater risk for severe illness or death due to COVID-19. Please help us find and contact these priority individuals so they

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2020 Snapshot

Posted: March 6, 2021
By: GEPL Staff

At the Glen Ellyn Public Library, we’re reflecting on 12 months like no other. Thanks for your continued support!

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Joe Halter is 2020 Library Employee of the Year

Posted: February 15, 2021
By: GEPL Staff

Joe Halter, IT Director, has been named 2020 Library Employee of the Year as part of the Glen Ellyn Community Awards. Hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, the Glen Ellyn Community Awards recognizes the best of what and who makes Glen Ellyn wonderful. Each year, honorees are determined by nominations submitted through a publicly accessible

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Cards for Kids

Posted: February 12, 2021
By: GEPL Staff

The new Cards for Kids Act is an amendment to Public Library Non-Resident Services that allows qualifying students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade who participate in the Federal Free and Reduced-Price Meal Program at school to obtain a library card free of charge, even if they live in an unincorporated area of Glen Ellyn. To

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Glen Ellyn Hosts Series of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Talks

Posted: January 8, 2021
By: GEPL Staff

This month, the Glen Ellyn Public Library, along with six other tax-funded organizations and seven nonprofits in Glen Ellyn, will host a series of community conversations about diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), formally known as the 2021 Glen Ellyn Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Project. The purpose of this initiative is to provide a format

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snowman wearing a face covering and holiday break hours

Have a Safe and Healthy Holiday Season!

Posted: December 14, 2020
By: GEPL Staff

The library building, drive-up window, The Cafe, and email and phone services will be closed Thursday, December 24 through Sunday, January 3. Stock up on materials Monday, December 21 through Wednesday, December 23! Open Monday, December 21 | 10 am – 8 pm Open Tuesday, December 22 | 10 am – 8 pm Open Wednesday,

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