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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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Plans to Resume Library Operations

Posted: January 27, 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 | 10 am – 8 pm Friday | 10

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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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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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Website Survey

Posted: November 10, 2020
By: GEPL Staff

Take our Website Survey and win a gift certificate for The Cafe! The Glen Ellyn Public Library is designing a new look for its website and welcomes your input. Please help us determine what is most important to you by taking our brief survey. On Monday, November 16 we will choose two random participants to receive

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Download the Kindness Club: eCookbook!

Posted: October 19, 2020
By: Kelli Rolston, Youth Associate

“Food is the common denominator that brings people together.” – James Beard When I think about all the cookbooks I own, the one I reach for first is a three-ring binder with an unremarkable well-worn front cover; however, its contents reveal a different story. The recipes I have collected over the past 40+ years include

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Lobster-A-Thon at The Cafe

Posted: September 18, 2020
By: GEPL Staff

Next week, September 21-27, is Glen Ellyn Restaurant Week and Lobster-A-Thon at The Cafe at the Glen Ellyn Public Library! All items are made from scratch in The Cafe’s kitchen and all revenue supports GEPL. Learn more about The Cafe. MENU MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY: Lobster Quiche ($4.50/slice) MONDAY: Lobster Bisque, made with stock, heavy cream,

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Friends and Foundation Give to GECRC

Posted: August 31, 2020
By: GEPL Staff

The Friends of the Library and the Glen Ellyn Library Foundation, both 501(c)(3) nonprofits, each presented a check for $1,000 to the Glen Ellyn Children’s Resource Center (GECRC) on Wednesday, Aug. 26 at the library. Traditionally, the Glen Ellyn Public Library selects a local nonprofit organization as a summer reading partner. Aside from some added

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The Cafe Celebrates Julia Child with French Bites

Posted: August 17, 2020
By: GEPL Staff

Julia Child was an American cooking teacher, author, television personality, and trailblazer. This week, in honor of what would have been her 108th birthday, The Cafe will celebrate by preparing a few recipes from her groundbreaking book, Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Visit us between 10 am-5:30 pm this Monday, Wednesday, and Friday! Here’s

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