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Did You Miss It?

By: Katy Almendinger, Early Literacy Librarian

Raise your hand if you’ve ever been late to a webinar or Zoom meeting. Raise your hand if you just needed to get your kids out of the house and you missed the online concert. Raise your hand if you double- or maybe even triple-booked your schedule and had to prioritize what to attend. I

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Weekly Art Challenge: Recreate Famous Artwork

By: Kelli Rolston, Youth Associate

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at creating a piece of art in the style of a famous artist? You have come to the right place! Most of these art projects require only basic supplies, such as watercolor paints, paint brushes, markers, colored pencils, tempera paints, crayons, and construction paper. You will find

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Bedtime Stories and the Benefits of Reading Aloud

By: Cathy Mori, Youth Librarian

According to an American survey by Reading Is Fundamental, bedtime stories are becoming a thing of the past. Nearly 2/3 of survey respondents claimed they did not regularly read bedtime stories with their children; the nightly ritual having been replaced by phone or tablet use. A British survey had similar results. Multiple studies have proven

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Diversify Your Summer Reading

By: Kate Easley, Youth Librarian

It’s summer, which means, hopefully, that the kids are done with remote learning and they can finally start reading for fun! If you haven’t registered for our completely online Paint Your Story: Summer Reading Challenge yet, you can do that here and log all your child’s reading to earn some cool rewards. Of course, in

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  • Paint Your Story: Summer Reading Challenge
    Monday, June 1, 2020 12:00 am to 12:00 am
    Virtual Program
    The Glen Ellyn Public Library's 10-week Summer Reading Program. Please email with any questions.
  • Musical Arts & Crafts
    Tuesday, July 7, 2020 4:00 pm to 4:15 pm
    Virtual Program
    Supplies for Australian Clapping Sticks Four Paint Sticks Paint Markers (optional) White Glue Supplies for Mini: Djembe Drums Recycled (Clean) Styrofoam or Paper Cup Masking Tape Markers Beads and String...
  • Author Interview: Sherri Winston
    Wednesday, July 8, 2020 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm
    Virtual Program
    Sherri Winston, author of The Sweetest Sound and Jada Sly, Artist & Spy. Watch as we talk to some amazing authors and illustrators.
  • Drones After Dark
    Wednesday, July 8, 2020 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
    Virtual Program
    A drone is a remote-controlled pilotless aircraft or missile. Do drones interest you? Learn the basic components of a drone and how they work, why drones great tools, how drones...
  • Together Time
    Thursday, July 9, 2020 10:30 am to 10:45 am
    Virtual Program
    Find the video on GEPL's Facebook and YouTube pages. This dynamic session will promote bonding through creating, singing, playing, and sharing stories together. For kids of all ages and their...
  • Musical Arts & Crafts
    Thursday, July 9, 2020 4:00 pm to 4:15 pm
    Virtual Program
    Supplies for Tie Dye T-Shirts and Pillowcases White T-shirt, pillow case or piece of fabric Sharpie Markers Small spray bottle Rubbing Alcohol Supplies for Fruit Bat Old Sock (brown, black,...
  • Ralph's World
    Friday, July 10, 2020 10:30 am to 11:00 am
    Virtual Program
    Find the video on GEPL's Facebook and YouTube pages.
  • Miles Hoyt: Blues Playing Phenom
    Friday, July 10, 2020 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm
    Virtual Program
    Our guest performer is ten-year-old blues playing phenom, Miles Hoyt (and family!).
  • Guerilla Art Day
    Saturday, July 11, 2020 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm
    Virtual Program
    This week kids will travel back in time via a Time Machine Piano so they can save Ludwig Von Beethoven from the musical machinations of the villain, Dr. Crescendo, and...
  • Weekly Art Challenge: Bubbles
    Monday, July 13, 2020 9:00 am to 9:15 am
    Virtual Program
    Make your own bubble solution and wands. Email a photo of the biggest bubble you made to! Try this homemade bubble recipe. In conjunction with the Paint Your Story:...
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