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Learn a Language: Duolingo, Duolingo ABC, and Droplets: Drops for kids

Posted: August 10, 2021
By: GEPL Staff

Kids who are interested in learning a language or supporting their language learning can now use Duolingo, Duolingo ABC, and Droplets: Drops for kids for free! The library has iPods that are preloaded with the Duolingo, Duolingo ABC, and Droplets: Drops for kids apps that cardholders can borrow for three weeks. The apps allow kids

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Explore Photography

Posted: July 23, 2021
By: Jacquei Hyde-Young, Youth Associate

Photography is a great hobby, and frequently produces kids and their grownups can explore photographic art this summer in lots of ways! Experience some of the collections at the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago virtually. Grownups should preview the content, just in case there is anything you don’t want to share with your

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Celebrating 20+ years at GEPL

Posted: July 9, 2021
By: Melissa Hilt, Community Engagement Librarian

In June I celebrated my 20th Anniversary working at the Glen Ellyn Public Library! My Top 10 Favorite Memories are listed below. I can’t wait to see all the fun things that are still to come! 10. Making fudge in a bag at a high interest day 1. Tied for first would have to be

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Process-Based Art 

Posted: June 23, 2021
By: Alexa Moffat, Youth Associate

I’m a busy parent. Anything my kid has made recently did not involve me, and you know what – that is ok! Open-ended, process-based creation is beneficial for kids, and while the results may not be as cute as a product-focused art project, it helps your child develop their senses of curiosity, creativity, and exploration.  

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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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