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Pumpkin Fun

Posted: October 27, 2020
By: Alexa Moffat, Youth Associate

Pumpkin season is here! If you prefer not to carve pumpkins, as I do (yuck – those slimy guts get me every time!), here are some alternate ideas for how to decorate them.  Paint your pumpkins. For kiddos, throw a smock on them, grab some paint, and go to town. If you plan to display your pumpkin outside, make sure to use

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Posted: October 20, 2020
By: Kate Easley, Homeschool Librarian

Fall is a time when we can carve pumpkins and drink pumpkin spice everything. It’s also one of my favorite seasons, because I can unabashedly eat enormous quantities of CANDY! My favorite candy is probably Peppermint Patties, Snickers, or Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, but I’ll really eat any of the chocolate candy. A Hershey bar

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Global Diversity Awareness Month

Posted: October 13, 2020
By: Cathy Mori, Youth Librarian

When I was in high school, I spent a year in Japan as an AFS exchange student. AFS is an international student exchange organization with chapters in over 60 countries that was started by the American Field Service ambulance corps of World War I to perpetuate international friendships. Other well-known high school exchange programs are

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Digital Resources for You and Your Kids

Posted: October 6, 2020
By: Tom Malinowski, Middle School Librarian

It’s great to see you all in the library once again, and even behind our masks, we sense smiles and excitement! Browsing the shelves for what to read next is different from browsing the online catalog from an electronic device. No matter your preference, just know you have options! Through our Digital Library, you and

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Absolute Science

Posted: September 29, 2020
By: Melissa Hilt, Community Engagement Librarian

One of the many joys of my job is bringing you and your family fun, entertaining, and educational programming. With everything going on, we haven’t been able to have any in-person, live performers, but we hope you have enjoyed our virtual programs so far. As time goes on, more and more performers are creating their own virtual programs. Absolute Science put

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Happy Hispanic Heritage Month/Feliz Mes de la Herencia Hispana

Posted: September 22, 2020
By: Heather McCammond-Watts, Youth Department Director

Want to raise your kids to be kind and respectful global citizens? Start this school year off by celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 through October 15. Hispanic Heritage Month recognizes the important contributions and cultural influences of Hispanic Americans. Celebrating culture through food, art, music, travel, and books is a great way

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Library Card Sign-Up Month

Posted: September 15, 2020
By: Amy Waters, School Liaison

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month! Every year in September, just as kids are getting back in the swing of school, the American Library Association (ALA) promotes the importance of having a library card among your back-to-school supplies! This year may look different at school and in the library, but your library card can still

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Netflix Introduces Original Show About Diverse Books

Posted: September 8, 2020
By: Katy Almendinger, Early Literacy Librarian

I often find myself looking for any excitement in this new normal. Whether it’s a new recipe, a new book, or a new pair of shoes…I’m into it. Currently, I am really excited about a brand new show on Netflix called Bookmarks.   Do you remember a teen activist named Marley Dias? Marley is famous for

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Apt for Apps!

Posted: September 1, 2020
By: Christina Keasler, Youth Department Assistant Director and Youth Technology Librarian

School is back, and whether you’re in-person or virtual learning, it’s difficult. It’s hard for parents, teachers, and students. Try as I might (well, given the circumstances, effort was slightly reduced), summer slide still happened at our house (does that make me a terrible librarian?). My son totally backslid in reading especially, but he improved

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School Specials at the Library

Posted: August 25, 2020
By: Cathy Mori, Youth Librarian

This school year will be very different. Digital learning and a big focus on the basics. What about the “specials:” art, music, PE, and library? The Glen Ellyn Public Library has you covered. We can be your Library Special and provide books and other materials to assist with all subjects and specials. We even have a new database to help with homework. HelpNow provides members of all ages live online homework

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