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Everyone Counts! Understanding the Census

By: Joshua O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

The 2020 Census helps us understand our nation and the people who live in it. If young people or new citizens don’t take part in the census, their values and concerns are less likely to be addressed in laws and policies. For me, Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land” conveys the sentiment that everyone

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Discover the Digital

By: Joshua O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

Ok, here’s a list of free stuff you didn’t know you wanted. It’s all available to you with your GEPL library card. Yes, this sounds like a pitch, and it is—but it’s free, educational, helpful, interesting, and so on. Like many, I watch a lot of Netflix, and a stitch of Hulu. Kanopy, another online

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Test Day

By: Jackson D., High School Blogger

Test day in English class usually means writing an essay, and today was no exception. The essay was to be graded by how well it achieved the goals outlined in the rubric – a sheet that seemed clear in what it described and yet lengthy enough that studying the rubric itself was necessary. While the

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People as Pollinators

By: Joshua O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

Pollinators flit and fly around from flower to flower. They never “stand” still, or sit, or lay, unlike large mammals. It’s where the expression “busy bee” comes from. Sometimes the bee is perfect. In fact, most of the time, bees are perfect. Honey bees have the highest population in the world and lead the charge

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Programs


  • Earth Day
    Wednesday, April 22, 2020 12:00 am to 12:00 am
    No Space
  • Community Read
    Friday, May 1, 2020 12:00 am to 12:00 am
    No Space

    We hope that by encouraging the GEPL community to read the same book, we spark conversations in the community about the shared experience!

    Join the Glen Ellyn community in reading Costalegre by Courtney Maum and Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos by Monica Brown.

    In addition, author Courtney Maum will be at Reserve 22 on Wednesday, May 6 for the Glen Ellyn Children's Resource Center's Annual Literary Event Fundraiser!

    And you can learn more about artist Frida Kahlo at the upcoming exhibition Frida Kahlo 2020 – Works on Loan from the Dolores Olmedo Museum Collection at the Cleve Carney Museum of Art at the College of DuPage.

  • Homework Cafe
    Tuesday, May 5, 2020 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
    High School Room

    High school students can head to the library after school to enjoy hot chocolate, library laptops, and a quiet(ish) place to study.

  • Lotería Game Night
    Tuesday, May 5, 2020 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
    Youth Program Room

    Learn Lotería, a traditional BINGO-style game of chance played throughout Mexico, con la familia! Celebrate Cinco de Mayo and Mexican culture with this family-friendly competition. You can even win a prize! Snacks provided. For adults and kids of all ages.

  • Homework Cafe
    Thursday, May 7, 2020 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
    High School Room

    High school students can head to the library after school to enjoy hot chocolate, library laptops, and a quiet(ish) place to study.

  • High School Leadership Council
    Thursday, May 7, 2020 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
    High School Room

    Hey, high school students! Are you interested in gaining more volunteer experience? The High School Leadership Council puts you in charge of inventing and running new events at the library! You’ll get to talk to people and work as a team while meeting new friends. Just fill out a  Your America, Your Banner
    Thursday, May 7, 2020 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
    High School Room

    Paint a banner to display the perspectives of the Your America - Your Voice survey! The banner will be displayed in the High School Room as an illustration of what's important to high school and college students in this community, and to help communicate their vision for the future.

  • Homework Cafe
    Tuesday, May 12, 2020 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
    High School Room

    High school students can head to the library after school to enjoy hot chocolate, library laptops, and a quiet(ish) place to study.

  • Homework Cafe
    Thursday, May 14, 2020 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
    High School Room

    High school students can head to the library after school to enjoy hot chocolate, library laptops, and a quiet(ish) place to study.

  • Magic: The Gathering Club
    Thursday, May 14, 2020 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
    High School Room

    Become a Planeswalker at the library's Magic: The Gathering Club! We'll provide cards and snacks, along with experts to teach. Every so often, we'll even play Booster Draft and give away free packs. All skill levels are welcome—no prior experience is necessary, so just show up! If you already h

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