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Technology Learn and Play

February 8, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Drop in to explore robotics and coding with technology like Ozobot, Sphero, Snap Circuits and more! Try all of our options or spend extra time with your favorites. For age 3-12. Children…

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Together Time

February 14, 9:30am - 10:00am

Dynamic session promoting child and grownup bonding through creating, singing, playing, and sharing stories together. Twenty name tags (children only) will be available at the Youth Desk beginning 30 minutes prior to…

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Glen Ellyn Public Library offers a variety of storytimes for children starting at birth. During librarian-led programs that incorporate stories, songs, movement, rhymes, and other activities, your child will learn to love reading and the library.

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Book club graphicGlen 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!


1000 book club staff photoEverything read to your child counts. These books can be

  • Re-reads
  • 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?

  1. Sign up at the Youth Desk. Registration is open all year.
  2. Mark each book down on your log. Download your 1K Club log.
  3. 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. Kids in grades k-8 can participate in Patch Club.

Need help finding new books? Ask at the Youth Desk.

examples of sticker club book, stickers, logOctober 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!

Prairie Path Park book pages on display in a park





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.

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