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Accessibility and the Library

By: GEPL Staff

Making the Library Accessible to People of All Abilities Libraries play an important role in making books, technology, and services universally accessible to people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities, including those who may have visual or hearing impairments, or who have sensory issues or other challenges. With increasing reliance on digital technology, it is

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Celebrate Healthy Aging Week With Fun and Educational Programs

By: GEPL Staff

Healthy Aging Week Runs September 2-8 The Glen Ellyn Public Library promotes health, mobility, and safety for older adults during Healthy Aging Week. Healthy Aging Week does more than offer lecture, screening, and exercise classes. “Libraries and librarians strive to connect people with quality information and resources – whether it’s other people, technology, organizations, or

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Kathy Hollahan and Dawn Bussey.

Congratulations Kathy Hollahan!

By: Dawn Bussey, Library Director

Kathy Hollahan is one of those library employees whose work and talent occur behind the scenes. Yet her work impacts every person walking through the doors of the library, as she is responsible for all the signage both inside and outside the building. Kathy has created a brand that the community recognizes, particularly through The

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GEPL Reads for SCARCE | May 29 through September 2

Congratulations Summer Readers!

By: Melissa Hilt, Youth Department Assistant Director

GEPL Reads for SCARCE officially ended on Sunday, September 2, and I am happy to announce that we surpassed our goals! The Youth Department exceeded our reading goal of 70,000 hours with 71,532 hours read – well done! The Adult Department also exceeded their goal of 4,000 books, reading 4,151 books. As the result of

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How GEPL Serves Kids of All Abilities

By: Katy Almendinger, Early Literacy Librarian

Libraries are more accessible than ever before. The Glen Ellyn Public Library offers innovative programs, services, and materials to make the library a friendly place for individuals of all abilities. Adaptable resources are beneficial to the entire community because they ensure that everyone can utilize the same spaces and services equally, regardless of physical, intellectual,

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Foundation Board Treasurer Merrill Rajeck presents a check for $50,000 to Library Board President Chris Crawford

Library Foundation Donates $50,000 to Library for New Cafe

By: GEPL Staff

The Glen Ellyn Library Foundation presented a check for $50,000 to the Glen Ellyn Public Library Board of Trustees at Monday night’s library board meeting. “We are grateful to all of the community members who supported our 2017 fundraising efforts to bring this library donation goal into reality,” said Kelley Kalinich, Glen Ellyn Library Foundation

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PlayPacks contain toys designed to help children learn new skills.

New Nature-Themed PlayPacks Available at the Library

By: GEPL Staff

Play is an essential literacy skill and an important part of how children learn. With the library’s new PlayPacks, kids can check out toys to take home, just like they do a book. Libraries across the country are starting to circulate items besides books and audiovisual items. “We’ve seen significant research that says how much

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Kids and their grown-up listen to songs and stories about Miss Jamie's Farm.

What Our Members Have To Say

By: GEPL Staff

“We love our library. It’s an incredible resource. So very grateful for the time, thought, and intentionality that goes into the programming and resources that are available there. Thank you for your hard work!” – Survey Respondent The Glen Ellyn Public Library — our librarians and staff — strive to listen to the community and

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Why Frankenstein Still Connects with Us 200 Years Later

By: GEPL Staff

In 2018, the world is celebrating the creation of Dr. Victor Frankenstein’s monster. Thanks to the movies, many of us have a picture of Frankenstein’s monster in our heads as a giant, green-hued goliath marked with stitches and held together with bolts. But the vision in Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein: Or, The Modern Prometheus was

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