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Find Frida Resources at the Library

Posted: June 21, 2021
By: Sophie Kenney, Youth Department Assistant Director

This month, after you’ve completed the Find Frida Scavenger Hunt, come to the library to complete a drawing entry and pick up a small prize. While you’re here, we encourage you to learn more about Frida Kahlo. Frida’s life was full of challenges, but she was able to channel those experiences into art that was

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Have you seen the tent in our parking lot?

Posted: June 14, 2021
By: Amy Waters, School Liaison

On Tuesday, June 1, the Glen Ellyn Public Library began our annual summer lunch program. Monday through Friday between 11 am and Noon, library staff are in the parking lot under the tent handing out lunches to any child 18 years old or younger. Drive, walk, or ride your bike to the library for lunch.

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Look and Learn

Posted: June 8, 2021
By: Kelli Rolston, Youth Associate

Did you know that the Taj Mahal was built by an Indian emperor as a gift for his wife? Or that the Great Wall of China is more than 13,000 miles long? That means if you walked 1.5 miles an hour, it would take you 353 days (about 11 and a half months) to walk

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Read to Color Your World

Posted: June 2, 2021
By: Katy Almendinger, Early Literacy Librarian

One of the things we’ve learned in the pandemic is that time is fickle. Sometimes it drags, sometimes it flies by… and suddenly it’s June. School is officially out for the summer and 2021 Summer Reading is almost here! Registration begins Monday, June 7. If the Glen Ellyn community reaches our combined reading goal of 40,000

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International Museum Day

Posted: May 18, 2021
By: Cathy Mori, Youth Associate

When I was growing up, one of our family’s favorite things to do was to visit the Museum of Science and Industry. This was back when the museum was free, so we went often. My siblings and I each had our favorite exhibit that we made sure to visit each time we went to the museum. When my

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Biographies are for everyone! 

Posted: May 4, 2021
By: Amy Waters, School Liaison

If you think biographies are just for school reports on famous (mostly dead) people, I’m here to tell you – they are so much more! The biography section of the library is full of tales that will inspire, excite, inform, and delight readers of all ages. And they are all true! Biographies provide material for students just

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Earth Day 2021

Posted: April 19, 2021
By: Melissa Hilt, Community Engagement Librarian

On April 22, we will celebrate the 51st Earth Day! With our ever-growing population, it’s more important than ever to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle whenever possible.  The library has partnered with SCARCE to collect used crayons and bread tags for recycling during the month of April. Please drop off your used crayons and bread tags in the

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GOAT Authors

Posted: April 13, 2021
By: Katy Almendinger, Early Literacy Librarian

You know how people talk about whether athletes are GOAT (Greatest Of All Time)? I wonder if this can apply to authors. Authors like Beverly Cleary, who delighted readers for decades with over 91 million copies sold around the world. She’s well known for stories like the Ramona series and The Mouse and the Motorcycle. Beverly

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I’m New Here!

Posted: March 30, 2021
By: Sophie Kenney, Youth Department Assistant Director

Hi, I’m Sophie. I’m so excited to be a part of the Glen Ellyn Public Library team as Youth Department Assistant Director! As a resident of Glen Ellyn, I have always been grateful for the library’s resources, expansive services, and top-notch programming. This past year, my family relied on the library to help us during

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Got Chess?

Posted: March 23, 2021
By: Kelli Rolston, Youth Associate

“Every chess master was once a beginner.” – Irving Chernev  Has your family jumped on the chess craze? Ever since the Netflix show “The Queen’s Gambit” first aired last fall, the game of chess has seen a resurgence in popularity among people of all ages and backgrounds. With a rich history spanning more than 1,500 years, chess is a universal

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