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Year of the Garden

By: Christina Keasler, Youth Department Assistant Director and Youth Technology Librarian

Instead of a New Year’s resolution, I declared that 2019 would be the Year of the Garden. I refer to our home as Jumanji. We inherited a lot of perennials when we bought it that have gone rogue over the years. It’s been a losing battle. Ants have taken over the pots in the center

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Please Mom, Can I Have a Pet?

By: Kelli Rolston, Youth Associate

If you’ve visited the Youth Department lately, you probably noticed that we have been crazy for animals! Pet-themed learning stations, a vet station in the play area, and making cat/dog toys for a local animal shelter at home could have prompted your child to desperately plea, “Can we get a pet, please?” If you don’t

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Get Ready for Screen Free Week!

By: Kate Easley, Youth Librarian

The last week of April is Screen Free Week. That’s right—from April 29 through May 5, you’re encouraged to turn off those devices and focus on screen free fun. If you have children, it can be a real struggle to get them to shut down their iPads, but this week is a good time to

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Crafting with Children

By: Alexa Moffat, Youth Associate

My love of crafting began early. My mother (sort of) taught me to use her sewing machine, and I went from there. My grandma taught me needlepoint. I asked for paint and canvases each birthday. While I doubt anyone would describe me as an artist, I’ve flourished in the age of Pinterest and love to

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Programs


  • Get Up and Groove!
    When: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 9:30 AM
    Ends on: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 10:00 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Let's dance and sing to various melodies in this music and movement program! Adults must remain with their children throughout the program. For kids of all ages.
  • Preschool Pages
    When: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 10:30 AM
    Ends on: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 11:00 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Listen to storties, play games, and have fun while developing early literacy skills in this class for big kids. For kids ages 3-5. Limited to first 20 children to request a nametag.
  • Stay-n-Play
    When: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 11:00 AM
    Ends on: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 11:30 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Stay after storytime or just drop-in for an open
    playtime.Play with toys, listen to music, and
    have fun with friends.
  • Book Babies
    When: Thursday, April 25, 2019 9:30 AM
    Ends on: Thursday, April 25, 2019 10:00 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    It's never too early to start reading to your baby! This interactive class 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.
  • Family Storytime
    When: Thursday, April 25, 2019 10:30 AM
    Ends on: Thursday, April 25, 2019 11:00 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Drop-in for books, music, storytelling, and more. Adults must remain with their children throughout the program.
  • Stay-n-Play
    When: Thursday, April 25, 2019 11:00 AM
    Ends on: Thursday, April 25, 2019 11:30 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Stay after storytime or just drop-in for an open
    playtime.Play with toys, listen to music, and
    have fun with friends.
  • STEM Club: Nature
    When: Thursday, April 25, 2019 4:00 PM
    Ends on: Thursday, April 25, 2019 4:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Drop in each week for a different nature-themed activity, such as plant dissection and building a terrarium. For k-grade 2.
  • Get Up and Groove!
    When: Friday, April 26, 2019 10:30 AM
    Ends on: Friday, April 26, 2019 11:00 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Let's dance and sing to various melodies in this music and movement program! Adults must remain with their children throughout the program. For kids of all ages.
  • Family Storytime
    When: Saturday, April 27, 2019 10:30 AM
    Ends on: Saturday, April 27, 2019 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 a grownup.
  • OneInMath (Registration required through their site)
    When: Sunday, April 28, 2019 3:30 PM
    Ends on: Sunday, April 28, 2019 4:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at North & South Meeting Rooms

    OneinMath is a free program run by volunteers. Its goal is to create a custom process for every child while reducing anxiety and building confidence in math. This program is not a substitute for your child’s school curriculum but strives to strengthen the basic math foundation critical for long-term success. For k-grade 3. Please sign up here: http://register.oneinmath.com/.