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We Love Storytime

Kids crawl underneath large parachute during storytime. By: Katy Almendinger, Early Literacy Librarian

Librarians at the Glen Ellyn Public Library can be pretty busy. I answer questions at the reference desk, connect books with readers, select items for you to checkout, plan developmentally appropriate programs, coordinate preschool visits, and collaborate with my coworkers. I’m constantly learning and trying new things, but one thing remains the same — Storytime is

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3D Printing at GEPL

One of two 3D printers in Youth Department. By: Christina Keasler, Youth Technology Librarian

If you’ve been to the library since the Youth Department remodel, you might have noticed our two 3D printers are featured in a fancy display case. If you haven’t, I’d like to introduce you to the library’s two 3D printers: Eugene and Gertrude. Eugene Gertrude Eugene has been at the library since 2012. He’s older,

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Ready or Not, Here They Come!

The Water Princess by Susan Verde By: Kelly Mahoney, Youth Associate

If you’ve been to the Youth Department in the past week or so, you may have noticed that our Rebecca Caudill, Bluestem Award, and Monarch Award displays just changed. Each now displays the 2019 nominees. One of the great things about the books nominated for the Caudill, Bluestem, and Monarch awards each year is that

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Grow, Grow, Grow!

By: Deanna Siegel, Youth Associate

Despite the ever-changing weather in Illinois this month, I promise spring is coming! Spring brings flowers, sunshine, and plants. To jump start your spring and end your break from school, why not plant a garden in your house? There are many plants that you can buy and start planting now without waiting for the more

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  • Book Babies
    When: Monday, April 23, 2018 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 with a parent or caregiver. Limited to first 20 children to request a nametag.
  • Toddler Tales
    When: Monday, April 23, 2018 10:30 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 a parent or caregiver. Limited to first 25 children to request a nametag.
  • Toddler Tales
    When: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 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 a parent or caregiver. Limited to first 25 children to request a nametag.
  • Preschool Pages
    When: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 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.
  • Nifty Stitchers
    When: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 4:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Learn the basics of using a sewing machine in this four-week course. Make a cool tote bag and throw pillow to take home.For grades 3-5.
  • Family Storytime
    When: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 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 a parent or caregiver.
  • Preschool Pages
    When: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 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, April 25, 2018 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 a parent or caregiver.
  • STEM Club
    When: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 4:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Challenge yourself to different problem-solving puzzles each week when you join GEPL’s STEM Club. Use ordinary materials and your imagination to build, create, and test your ideas. For kindergarten through grade 2.
  • Book Babies
    When: Thursday, April 26, 2018 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 with a parent or caregiver. Limited to first 20 children to request a nametag.