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Banned Books Week: Our Right to Read September 23-30, 2017 By: Deanna Siegel, Youth Programming Associate

Imagine going to look for Captain Underpants or Junie B. Jones on the shelf and not being able to find it, only to learn that it was taken out of the library! How would you feel? The end of September is near, which means so is Banned Books Week. Banned Books Week is from September

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Telling Stories

By: Kate Easley, Youth Librarian

While on vacation this summer, my family took a ferry boat from Hatteras Island, North Carolina to Ocracoke Island. It’s a beautiful trip, but it takes about an hour to get from island to island. Due to poor planning on my part, I found myself without my usual bag of tricks to keep my two

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Setting the Standards

Student taking a test. By: Megan Stepniewski, Youth Associate

School is back in session, and while parents rejoice for the moment, they soon dread all the information overload of placement testing, reading levels, MAP testing, Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, STEAM based learning, the Daily 5, Lexile, Fountas and Pinnell, research based practices, response to intervention, and all this other educational

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Summer Reading Wrap-Up

A backpack full of school supplies sits on a table. By: Melissa Hilt, Youth Department Assistant Director

Summer reading is officially over for the year and I am happy to say the Glen Ellyn community met our goals. The Youth Department passed our reading goal of 75,000 hours. Our final number was 75,179 hours read, phew! The Adult Department, also, passed their goal of 4,250 books by reading 4,306 books. Since our

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  • Family Storytime
    When: Saturday, September 23, 2017 11:00 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Drop-in for books, music, storytelling, and more. For kids of all ages with parent/caregiver.
  • Toddler Tales
    When: Monday, September 25, 2017 9:30 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Enjoy stories, songs, movement, and activities designed just for toddlers. For kids from 18 - 36 months old with parent/caregiver. Limited to first 25 children to request a nametag.
  • Family Storytime
    When: Monday, September 25, 2017 10:30 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Drop-in for books, music, storytelling, and more. For kids of all ages with parent/caregiver.
  • Toddler Tales
    When: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 9:30 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Enjoy stories, songs, movement, and activities designed just for toddlers. For kids from 18 - 36 months old with parent/caregiver. Limited to first 25 children to request a nametag.
  • Preschool Pages
    When: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 10:30 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Combining learning and play, preschoolers will have fun while developing early literacy skills. Enjoy longer books with more advanced concepts, games, and activities related to an academic theme. For kids ages 3-5. Limited to first 20 children to request a nametag.
  • Family Storytime
    When: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Drop-in for books, music, storytelling, and more. For kids of all ages with parent/caregiver.
  • Preschool Pages
    When: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 9:30 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Combining learning and play, preschoolers will have fun while developing early literacy skills. Enjoy longer books with more advanced concepts, games, and activities related to an academic theme. For kids ages 3-5. Limited to first 20 children to request a nametag.
  • Family Storytime
    When: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 10:30 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Drop-in for books, music, storytelling, and more. For kids of all ages with parent/caregiver.
  • After School Stories
    When: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 4:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Children are invited to explore, create, and listen to stories. Books and activities will be paired around a specific theme that changes each week. For kids ages 4-8. Limited to first 25 children to request a nametag.
  • Book Babies
    When: Thursday, September 28, 2017 9:30 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    It's never too early to start reading to your baby! This interactive program features stories, songs, bubbles, and playtime. For kids from birth to 24 months old. Limited to first 20 children to request a nametag.