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Friday: 9 am – 6 pm
Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday: 1 – 5 pm

Wednesday, September 28, 2022  |  9 am – 9 pm

Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 9 pm
Friday: 9 am – 6 pm
Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday: 1 – 5 pm

Where The Child Things Are

Thank you, summer readers!

By: GEPL Staff

When 2022 Summer Reading at Glen Ellyn Public Library ended on Wednesday, August 31, the 2,170 readers who registered for 2022 Summer Reading greatly exceeded our goal of 1,000 registrants! Pictured left to right: Friends President Katie Scherer, Forest Preserve District President Daniel Hebreard, Early Literacy Librarian Katy Schaper Pictured left to right: Foundation President Joli… Read More

Learning About Diversity: Disabilities

By: Christina Keasler, Youth Department Director

You may have noticed the Read Diverse Books display in the lobby of the library. Some of these titles are children’s and young adult literature that we chose using a search tool called Children’s Books: Portrayals of People with Disabilities. The tool was curated by the IRIS Center* and contains information about the following types of… Read More

Using your Sprout pencil

By: GEPL Staff

Readers up to age 14 who register for 2022 Summer Reading may receive a Sprout pencil. Sprout pencils are just like regular pencils, except that when they get too short to write with, you can plant them! Watch this 45-second video to learn how to grow plants (seed variety is on the pencil label) from… Read More

The Library in Our Community

The library wants to be an involved contributor in all things Glen Ellyn! At community events like STEMCON at College of DuPage and Three Fires Council Scouting Spectacular, library staff showcase technology like Ozobots and encourage physics and engineering projects by building catapults. Organizations like Cub/Boy Scouts and Brownies/Girl Scouts bring young members of the… Read More

Career Paths

When is the right age to start looking into careers? The answer is that it is never too early! Many people believe that children should investigate career paths around age five. Wow—it’s definitely possible. There are plenty of picture books and non-fiction books for pre- and early readers that feature careers—in medicine, law enforcement, travel,… Read More

Full STEAM Ahead!

We are so excited that we have new STEAM Kits available for checkout in the Youth Department! Each bin contains curated items like games, activities, books, and DVDs that introduce children to a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Math (STEAM) concept through fun, inquiry-based learning experiences. We hope that these kits stimulate curiosity and help… Read More

Introduction to 3D Printing

Are you curious about 3D printing but not sure how to start? Watch a walkthrough of the process below or email skenney@gepl.org to schedule an introductory tutorial. Sophie Kenney, Youth Department Assistant Director, will cover the basics of 3D design and modeling using Tinkercad, a free, online 3D modeling web application. No experience necessary, but… Read More

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