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Book Babies

April 22, 9:30am - 10:00am

Bring baby for rhymes, songs, and playtime with other babies. Fifteen name tags (children only). For birth-24 months and their grownups.

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Earth Week Storytime in the Park

April 22, 10:30am - 11:00am

Honor Earth Day with the Glen Ellyn Park District and the Glen Ellyn Public Library at a storytime in the park. Listen to stories and participate in activities that focus on caring…

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Together Time

April 23, 9:30am - 10:00am

Dynamic session promoting child and grownup bonding through creating, singing, playing, and sharing stories together. Twenty name tags (children only). For kids of all ages and their grownups.

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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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1K Club (2023)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!

 

Oliver WEverything 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.

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.

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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