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Middle School News & Reviews

Book Besties

By: Beth Kirchenberg, Middle School Librarian

Recommendations for great graphic novels with best friends in all shapes, sizes, and species from Middle School Librarian Beth Kirchenberg. Bird & Squirrel on the Run by James Burks Bird and Squirrel outwit Cat and become best friends in this zany adventure. Sanity & Tallulah by Molly Brooks Sanity and Tallulah live in a space… Read More

Library Calendar Tips

By: GEPL Staff

Did you know that you can easily add events from the library calendar to your digital calendar or request an email reminder? And you can easily print a calendar of events filtered to your interests! Even if you don't have to register for an event, you can request an email reminder 24 hours prior to… Read More

SWAN Libraries +

By: GEPL Staff

The new "SWAN Libraries +" app replaces the old "SWAN Libraries" app and lets you manage your account, place holds, and access your card from your device! If you had downloaded the old version of the app, please delete and reinstall the new app. SWAN Libraries + is free and available today! Download for iOS/iPadOS… Read More

SWAN Libraries app disabled

By: GEPL Staff

The SWAN Libraries App has been disabled. The library catalog is available in a browser on your phone or tablet. We apologize for the inconvenience! Read More

Middle School Volunteering

Earn volunteer hours by learning and helping your community on your own schedule! Learn about the topic of the month through self-paced investigation, and complete projects to help you, your family, and your community. Stop by the Youth Desk or visit gepl.beanstack.org to participate. For grades 6-8. December: Food Insecurity January: Community Leadership February: Financial… Read More

GivingTuesday

By: GEPL Staff

On GivingTuesday, please consider donating to the Glen Ellyn Library Foundation. Your gift will help the Foundation fund projects that foster innovation and outreach to ensure that future residents of Glen Ellyn enjoy high-quality library services in a state-of-the-art facility. Donate now! As the Glen Ellyn Library Foundation celebrates its 25th anniversary, it hopes to reach a goal of… Read More

Changes in Store for 2024!

By: Dawn Bussey, Executive Director

The library’s mission to serve the community means that we are always changing and evolving to meet the community’s needs. Inside the Library Building In January, you may notice some shifting of the spaces on the 2nd floor of the library. The highly-anticipated makerspace will be created in the area that is currently the High… Read More

Thank you, 2023 summer readers!

By: GEPL Staff

2,170 readers participated in 2023 Summer Reading! Katy Schaper, Katie Scherer, Laura Glaza, Joli Murphy, Dawn Bussey Because of you, the Friends and the Foundation donated $2,000 to the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry to help provide essential groceries and support to neighbors at risk of hunger. Thank you! The library also collected 468 pounds of… Read More

2023 Summer Reading ends Friday, August 4

By: GEPL Staff

2023 Summer Reading: A Summer of Pop Art to benefit Glen Ellyn Food pantry ends Friday, August 4! Log your reading today, and come in to the library to enter the final prize drawings. Final Youth prize drawing is Monday, August 7. Final High school and Adult prize drawing for Warhol tickets is Tuesday, August… Read More

Glen Ellyn Public Library – Anywhere

By: GEPL Staff

In October 2021, the Glen Ellyn Library Foundation held a Fall Fun Fest to launch an Outreach Van Campaign to raise $80,000 for a van to serve the community beyond the library building. Shortly after Fall Fun Fest, the library received an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) American Rescue Plan Grant that provided… Read More

Free Summer Meals available at the library

By: GEPL Staff

Free summer meals for kids and teens 18 and under are available at the library this summer through Friday, August 11. Meals are available Monday through Friday from Noon to 1 pm in the North and South Meeting Rooms and are provided by the Northern Illinois Food Bank. All are welcome - no registration required.… Read More

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