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Stand Up, Yumi Chung! by Jessica Kim

By: Goodreads.com

On the outside, Yumi Chung suffers from #shygirlproblems, a perm gone wrong, and kids calling her “Yu-Meat” because she smells like her family’s Korean barbecue restaurant.  On the inside, Yumi si ready for her Netflix stand-up special.  Her notebook is filled with mortifying memories that she’s reworked into comedy gold.  All she needs is a

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Finally!

By: Tom Malinowski, Middle School Librarian

On Monday July 6, much to my delight and the delight of Glen Ellyn residents, the library reopened! For now, our Grab ‘n Go hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 am – 2 pm. Why only four hours per day? We want to take all of the precautions necessary to ensure safe interactions as

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When Stars Are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed

By: Goodreads.com

Heartbreak and hope exist together in this remarkable graphic novel about growing up in a refugee camp, as told by a Somali refugee to the Newbery Honor-winning creator of Roller Girl. Omar and his younger brother, Hassan, have spent most of their lives in Dadaab, a refugee camp in Kenya. Life is hard there: never

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The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

By: Tom Malinowski, Middle School Librarian

I was floored when I found out this was coming out a few months ago, and I quickly read it, as I enjoyed the Hunger Games trilogy immensely. Place a hold right now, because more than 100 readers are waiting for it! from Goodreads… It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the

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The Middle Squad – Summer 2020

By: Tom Malinowski, Middle School Librarian

Hello Middle Schoolers! The Middle Squad was the name of our group of awesome middle school volunteers who helped out at the Glen Ellyn Public Library. Quite a bit has changed since the library building closed in March. Until we determine how to best conduct volunteering safely, we’re going to keep that awesome middle school spirit going

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Programs


  • Pirate Arts & Crafts
    Tuesday, August 11, 2020 4:00 pm to 4:15 pm
    Virtual Program
    Supplies for Spy Glass Paper Towel Tube Paper Cup Packing Tape Construction Paper Glue or Glue Stick Decorations: Markers, Stickers, Craft Foam Supplies for Balloon Powered Pirate Ship A Floating...
  • Author Interview: Melinda Long
    Wednesday, August 12, 2020 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm
    Virtual Program
    Our guest author is the swashbuckling Melinda Long, author of How I Became a Pirate and Pirates Don't Change Diapers. Watch as we talk to some amazing authors and illustrators.
  • Pirate Arts & Crafts
    Thursday, August 13, 2020 4:00 pm to 4:15 pm
    Virtual Program
    Supplies for Pirate Map Brown Paper Bag Markers Packing Tape Vegetable Oil Paper Towels Supplies for Nautical Candles/Pencil Jar Glass Jar (sauce or salsa or baby food) Plastic Netting (from...
  • Pirate Billy Bones aka David Engel
    Friday, August 14, 2020 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm
    Virtual Program
    If you really want to join our crew, you’ll have to brush up on your pirate lingo with our guest performer, Pirate Billy Bones aka David Engel from David Engel’s...
  • Captain Book and the Book-a-neers!
    Saturday, August 15, 2020 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm
    Virtual Program
    Ahoy! Let's set sail!
  • Me & My Robot
    Tuesday, August 18, 2020 12:00 am to 12:00 am
    Virtual Program
    Each year, students from around the globe compete in the World Robot Olympiad. To claim the coveted championship, they use their engineering skills, Lego ingenuity, and competitive drive to qualify...
  • Kindness Club: ECookbook
    Tuesday, September 1, 2020 12:00 am to 12:00 am
    Virtual Program
  • The Middle Squad
    Tuesday, September 8, 2020 4:00 pm to 4:15 pm
    Virtual Program
    Mr. Tom recommends books, audiobooks, and graphic novels and offers fun challenges 6th-8th graders can do at home.  
  • GEPL Get Together: Brush Calligraphy
    Thursday, September 17, 2020 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    Virtual Program
    The Zoom meeting information will be in your registration confirmation email. 
  • STEAM Club: Kitchen Science
    Thursday, September 24, 2020 4:00 pm to 4:15 pm
    Virtual Program
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