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Storytime in the Park

September 28, 10:30am - 11:00am

Come out to your favorite neighborhood parks for songs, rhymes and stories. Don’t forget to bring a blanket and bug spray! For kids of all ages.

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Draw Your Own Adventure

September 28, 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Learn the basics of cartooning in this class presented by Andertoons where you decide what, where, and who happens next! Oozing blob or skeleton? Creepy cave or jungle? Dance party or staring…

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Draw Your Own Adventure

September 28, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Learn the basics of cartooning in this class presented by Andertoons where you decide what, where, and who happens next! Oozing blob or skeleton? Creepy cave or jungle? Dance party or staring…

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The 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. Enjoy Bilingual Storytime in both Spanish and English, Together Time, Pajama Storytime, and Storytime in the Park.

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Book club graphicThe 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!

 

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.

Patch club

Patch Club is a fun way for kids in kindergarten through grade 8 to earn patches when they read!

You can sign up at the Youth Desk, where you will receive a Patch Club log to keep track of your reading time.

You can earn a patch for every four hours you read. Each month there will be patches related to a new theme. There is no limit on how many patches you can earn!

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.

Youth Department staff can gather books for youth book clubs. Please submit your request four to five weeks before your book discussion.

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!

Youth Department Staff


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