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Sunday, May 22, 2022  |  1 – 5 pm

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Friday: 9 am – 6 pm
Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday: 1 – 5 pm

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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. This spring, 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!

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

Youth Department Staff

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