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National Stress Awareness Month

By: Alexa Moffat, Youth Associate

Are your children causing you stress? Mine are! I’m fresh off a three-month maternity leave with a newborn, three-nager, and geriatric dog, so I have a renewed sense of appreciation for stay-at-home parents. April is National Stress Awareness Month. Here are some creative tips to alleviate stress with the help of your little monsters: 1.

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New World, New Routine

By: Tom Malinowski, Middle School Librarian

What a difference a few weeks can make. Since many of us are at home for an extended period of time, especially students, consider these helpful strategies to combat cabin fever. Create a schedule that makes sense with fun Schoolwork is paramount. If you’re normally in class for 40-50 minutes, emulate that at home as

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Letter from a Librarian

By: Melissa Hilt, Community Engagement Librarian

Hi, Everybody! I sit at home writing this letter, missing all of you. While we are “social distancing,” it’s important to keep a routine, exercise, read, eat, and get outside. The coronavirus (COVID-19) has given us the perfect opportunity to talk with our kids about why washing hands with soap and water is so important.

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The Great Glen Ellyn Scavenger Hunt

By: Heather McCammond-Watts, Youth Department Director

We understand how much of a challenge this COVID-19 crisis is for families. We want you to know that we care about you and will try and support you with our remote library services. Check our social media for ideas on how to make learning from home fun, as well as some awesome ebooks and

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Programs


  • Find the Positive with Cinderella
    Wednesday, April 8, 2020 11:00 am to 11:15 am
    No Space

    The census counts every person living in the United States. It tells the people in charge how much money to give us for important things like schools, hospitals, and roads to drive on. The Glen Ellyn Public Library is trying to help everyone count themselves, their family members, friends, and ne

    Complete your census before the clock runs out! Cinderella will share why it's important for everyone to answer on time.

    Meeting ID: 919-000-628

    Attend the meeting.

  • Trivia with Spiderman
    Friday, April 10, 2020 11:00 am to 11:15 am
    No Space

    The census counts every person living in the United States. It tells the people in charge how much money to give us for important things like schools, hospitals, and roads to drive on. The Glen Ellyn Public Library is trying to help everyone count themselves, their family members, friends, and ne

    Meeting ID: 102-099-737

    Attend the meeting.

  • Sing Along with Moana
    Monday, April 13, 2020 11:00 am to 11:15 am
    No Space

    The census counts every person living in the United States. It tells the people in charge how much money to give us for important things like schools, hospitals, and roads to drive on. The Glen Ellyn Public Library is trying to help everyone count themselves, their family members, friends, and ne

    Meeting ID: 354-202-479

    Attend the meeting.

  • Find the Positive 2 with Cinderella
    Wednesday, April 15, 2020 11:00 am to 11:15 am
    No Space

    The census counts every person living in the United States. It tells the people in charge how much money to give us for important things like schools, hospitals, and roads to drive on. The Glen Ellyn Public Library is trying to help everyone count themselves, their family members, friends, and ne

    Meeting ID: 995-851-817

    Attend the meeting.

  • Books with Belle
    Friday, April 17, 2020 11:00 am to 11:15 am
    No Space

    The census counts every person living in the United States. It tells the people in charge how much money to give us for important things like schools, hospitals, and roads to drive on. The Glen Ellyn Public Library is trying to help everyone count themselves, their family members, friends, and ne

    Meeting ID: 200-322-888

    Attend the meeting.

  • How to be a Snow Princess 2 with Elsa
    Saturday, April 18, 2020 11:00 am to 11:15 am
    No Space

    The census counts every person living in the United States. It tells the people in charge how much money to give us for important things like schools, hospitals, and roads to drive on. The Glen Ellyn Public Library is trying to help everyone count themselves, their family members, friends, and ne

    Meeting ID: 177-418-789

    Attend the meeting.

  • Ocean Friends with the Little Mermaid
    Monday, April 20, 2020 11:00 am to 11:15 am
    No Space

    The census counts every person living in the United States. It tells the people in charge how much money to give us for important things like schools, hospitals, and roads to drive on. The Glen Ellyn Public Library is trying to help everyone count themselves, their family members, friends, and ne

    Meeting ID: 601-756-752

    Attend the meeting.

  • Community Read
    Friday, May 1, 2020 12:00 am to 12:00 am
    No Space

    We hope that by encouraging the GEPL community to read the same book, we spark conversations in the community about the shared experience!

    Join the Glen Ellyn community in reading Costalegre by Courtney Maum and Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos by Monica Brown.

    In addition, author Courtney Maum will be at Reserve 22 on Wednesday, May 6 for the Glen Ellyn Children's Resource Center's Annual Literary Event Fundraiser!

    And you can learn more about artist Frida Kahlo at the upcoming exhibition Frida Kahlo 2020 – Works on Loan from the Dolores Olmedo Museum Collection at the Cleve Carney Museum of Art at the College of DuPage.

  • DIY Succulent Garden
    Saturday, May 2, 2020 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm
    Youth Program Room

    Plant and learn how to properly care for your own succulent garden. For grades 3-5.

  • Lotería Game Night
    Tuesday, May 5, 2020 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
    Youth Program Room

    Learn Lotería, a traditional BINGO-style game of chance played throughout Mexico, con la familia! Celebrate Cinco de Mayo and Mexican culture with this family-friendly competition. You can even win a prize! Snacks provided. For adults and kids of all ages.

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