The Short Story Dispenser is on tour! Its first stop is Forest Glen Elementary, where students can print Humor, Poetry, or Fantasy short stories while in the school library. The dispenser was a gift to the library from the Foundation in 2019 and was upgraded by the Foundation in 2020 to include touchless controls. Glen…
Glen Ellyn Public Library is challenging families to read 1,000 books with their children before kindergarten! Reading aloud to your child is one of the best things you can do to help prepare them for kindergarten. It’s an activity known to develop essential pre-reading skills. Most importantly, reading aloud can raise a lifelong reader!
Reading 1,000 books aloud sounds like hard work, but let’s break down the math. If you read one book a night, you will have read over 1,000 books in three years. If you read three books a day, you will complete the program in a year!
Everything read to your child counts. These books can be
- From the library
- Not from the library
- Read by an older sibling, babysitter, or grandparent
- Read at preschool
- Read at storytime
What Do I Need to Do?
- Sign up at the Youth Desk. Registration is open all year.
- Mark each book down on your log. Download your 1K Club log.
- Collect a prize and receive a new log at every 100 books completed.
The 1K Club is designed for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers who have not yet entered kindergarten.
Need help finding new books? Ask at the Youth Desk.
October through April
Sticker Club is a fun way for kids in grades k-8 to earn stickers when they read!
Sign up at the Youth Desk to receive a Sticker Album and a Sticker Club Log. Keep track of the days you read and earn a sticker for every seven days logged!
StoryWalk®, located in Prairie Path Park between Forest Avenue and Park Boulevard, is an exciting, interactive way for children—and adults—to enjoy reading and the outdoors. Pages from a children’s book are placed on permanent signs along the walkway and changed periodically throughout the year.