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1K Club

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… Read More

3D Printing

The Glen Ellyn Public Library’s MakerBot Replicator three-dimensional (3D) printer melts plastic filament to create paper-thin layers that build professional-quality, high-resolution 3D objects from digital designs. Create a Tinkercad account. Tinkercad is free 3D design software that’s great for beginners age 13 and older. Use Tinkercad to view lessons and projects and create your own… Read More

65 S Park Lockers

Glen Ellyn Public Library offers 24/7 locker hold pick up at 65 S Park Boulevard, inside the Glen Ellyn Police Department.* A new library book drop is now located outside at the east end of the Glen Ellyn Police Department parking lot near Panfish Park! To use the lockers at 65 S Park Boulevard, Choose… Read More

Book Bundles

Bundles are sets of ten book-club friendly titles owned by the Glen Ellyn Public Library and made available exclusively to Glen Ellyn book clubs. View Book Bundle Titles… Read More

Book Club Book Request

If we don’t already have a bundle for your title, we can gather books for your book club. Please fill out the form below and email our Readers' Advisory Librarian with questions. Please allow four to six weeks to receive your books. Read More

Book Discussion Guides

With a week’s notice the Adult Department can produce a guide that contains biographical materials, reviews, criticisms, and questions designed to spark a lively discussion. For more information, please contact the Readers’ Advisory Librarian. Read More

Chamber of Commerce Gift Certificates

You can purchase Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce Gift Checks at the library! Encourage people to shop locally and support the members of the Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce with $10, $20, $25 and $50 checks valid for six months that can be redeemed at many of your favorite shops, restaurants, and businesses. Cash and… Read More

Classroom Collections

Come to the library and select items for school use on your own, or fill out the online Classroom Collections form. You will receive available materials usually within 5-10 days of your request. Please consider other library users and do not take all items on a subject.   … Read More

Computers, Copying, Printing, and Internet

Visit the library to access Wi-Fi, use a desktop or laptop computer, print a document or email, print a document attached to an email, pick up a document you submitted to be printed from home, or scan important paperwork. Browse the catalog, research a topic, or search the internet using one of the library's guest… Read More

Emerging Authors

The Emerging Author Collection offers local authors the opportunity to have their books on shelves and in circulation, receive wider exposure, and reach an audience they might not otherwise influence. Writers are encouraged to take advantage of inkie.org to create and share your ebook. The Pressbooks software enables writers to convert manuscripts into a variety of ebook and print… Read More

Explore More Illinois

Free instant online access to free and discounted tickets to museums, science centers, sporting events, zoos, park districts, theatres, and other fun and local cultural venues. Read More

Flight Simulator

Fly an airplane at the library! The library will take care of all of the setup. Flight Simulator experiences are available on the 2nd floor by appointment by calling Technology Services at 630-423-6664 or emailing flightsim@gepl.org. Appointments are available Monday through Saturday. Read More

Home Delivery

Are you unable to visit the library due to a permanent or temporary disability? Do you love to visit the library, but are not able to because you are taking care of a family member? Are you in a circumstance that makes it difficult for you to get to the library as often as you… Read More

Interlibrary Loan

From Alaska to Maine, Vancouver to Miami, as well as the Library of Congress, Glen Ellyn Public Library cardholders can receive books from libraries throughout the U.S. and Canada thanks to Interlibrary Loan. At any given time, between 400 and 500 books are in circulation through Interlibrary Loan. Interlibrary Loan (ILL) allows cardholders to borrow… Read More

Little Free Library

Co-Op Park's Little Free Library Four Little Free Librarys (LFLs) maintained by Glen Ellyn Public Library are located at the following Glen Ellyn parks: Co-Op | 515 Wilson Avenue Lake Foxcroft | 2S540 Lambert Road Marie Ulhorn Presidents | 265 Cumnor Avenue Surrey | 95 Surrey Drive There is also a Little Free Library maintained by… Read More

Media Lab

In the Media Lab, adults and high school students can create music, podcasts, and videos and edit digital creations in GarageBand, iMovie, or Audacity. The soundproof lab makes an excellent home-away-from-home recording studio, complete with high-quality stereo speakers and wall panel sound diffusers. The Media Lab is located on the 2nd floor. Please call Technology… Read More

Meeting Rooms

Information about study rooms and reservable spaces at the library. RESERVE BY TIME RESERVE BY ROOM Reservation requests must be submitted 48 hours prior to the requested date. Reservations will be confirmed or denied within five days. Groups may request up to 12 reservations for a meeting room per calendar year which may be scheduled… Read More

Next Chapter Book Club

Next Chapter Book Club is a community-based book club for individuals with cognitive and developmental disabilities. Members read together, hang out, make friends, enjoy a snack, and have fun. Four to eight members and two volunteer club meeting facilitators meet weekly for one hour to read and discuss a book they choose. Please contact the… Read More

Passports

Passport services are available by appointment only. Please call 630-790-6630 for more information or to schedule an appointment. Additional information is available from the U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs. Passport Fee: Each passport application must include a check or money order payable to the U.S. Department of State. Processing Fee: The… Read More

Remind for high school students

Receive text message reminders about high school events by joining the library's HS Students @GEPL Remind class. Text @787ga4 to 81010 to join. If you're in Canada or if the short code isn't working for you, text @787ga4 to (502) 694-1142 instead. To stop receiving messages, text @LEAVE or @LEAVE @787ga4.… Read More

School partnerships

Library staff can attend events or provide services to suit the needs of your school community. Possible areas of partnership include: Sora, TumbleBooks, TumbleMath, and Brainfuse HelpNow Homework Help Cards for Kids Act Free CPDU Programs for Teachers School Fairs Book Giveaways BPAC Events Summer Outreach Summer Food Service Program… Read More

School visits

The library looks forward to working with students at school or at the library for  Book Talks/Read-Alouds  Storytimes Community Units  Technology Programming  IL Book Award Programs  Resource Fair Nights  High Interest Day  Summer Reading  Library Tours (at the library)  Research Projects… Read More

Seed Library

The Seed Library is a place to donate and share plant seeds. Anyone can donate or take seeds for vegetables, fruits, and flowers from the collection for their own use—like a Little Free Library, but for seeds. Seed Library is located just inside the Youth Department. Using the Seed Library  Taking Seeds  Seeds are free,… Read More

Sticker Club

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!… Read More

StoryWalk®

        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.… Read More

Study Rooms

Enclosed study rooms for one to four people are available in the Youth and Adult departments. By requesting a study room, you agree to the Reservable Space Usage Guidelines and the Glen Ellyn Public Library Code of Conduct. For all reservations, the person who reserves the room must check in within 15 minutes of the reservation… Read More

Tax Forms

Each year the library receives a limited supply of tax forms. Please contact the 2nd Floor Information Desk for information. Read More

The Cafe

Phone | 630-790-6772 The Cafe Hours Monday – Thursday | 9 am – 8:30 pm Friday | 9 am – 4:30 pm Saturday | 9 am – 4:30 pm Sunday | 1 – 4:30 pm The Cafe serves an array of hot and cold coffees and teas. The menu also includes seasonal daily specials Bistro… Read More

Veteran Oral History Project

As part of the Veteran Oral History Project, the library collects, preserves, and makes accessible the first-hand recollections of U.S. military veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand what they saw, did, and felt during their service. Interviews will be coordinated, edited, and made available to the public on… Read More

Voter Information

Library staff can help you Register to vote Check your voter registration status. Find your polling place. Please ask at the 2nd Floor Information Desk. Request an absentee ballot Find resources to make an informed decision prior to election day. Print a sample ballot If you live in Glen Ellyn, the DuPage County Election Commission… Read More

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