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Wizards Unite!

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

It’s finally here! I got the buzz alert. Wizards Unite is available! In 2016, Pokémon GO was a huge deal. It opened the door for augmented reality (AR) to be commonly used and also brought AR into mainstream vocabulary. Augmented reality is similar to virtual reality (VR), but with one main difference. VR puts you

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International Sushi Day

By: Cathy Mori, Youth Librarian

Today is International Sushi Day. Who even knew there was a day to celebrate sushi, a Japanese food that has become popular worldwide? And it is so easy to celebrate: just eat some sushi. A completely unofficial celebration, International Sushi Day first appeared on Facebook in 2009. First, let’s clear up some misconceptions: sushi does

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Check the Library for American Girl Dolls

By: Kate Easley, Youth Librarian

Did you know that the library has American Girl dolls? I know! I was excited, too. I love the American Girl books and am thrilled about the dolls being available for checkout, as well. I recently borrowed the Samantha playpack for my 4-year-old daughter. To say she was excited is an understatement. She had so

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Storytime Faves

By: Alexa Moffat, Youth Associate

We love storytime at the library! Our summer series will kick off on June 17 (click here to check the calendar). Until then, here are some of our favorite storytime books and songs to hold you over. Books: Rhyming Dust Bunnies: A silly tale of oblivious dust bunnies who love to rhyme. The Very Hungry

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Programs


  • Storytime in the Park
    When: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 7:00 PM
    Ends on: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 7:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library

    Come out to Stacy Park, 50 Geneva Rd., for Dragon Stories, music, and movement. Don’t forget to bring a blanket and bug spray! The library is the alternate location in the event of inclement weather. For kids of all ages.
  • Book Babies
    When: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 9:30 AM
    Ends on: Wednesday, June 26, 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.
  • Walking Wednesdays
    When: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 10:00 AM
    Ends on: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 10:30 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library

    Take a walk on the Prairie Path while listening to short stories, then discuss the books with a snack in the Butterfly Garden! For ages 4-7 and their grownups.
  • Together Time
    When: Thursday, June 27, 2019 10:30 AM
    Ends on: Thursday, June 27, 2019 11:00 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    This dynamic session will promote bonding through creating, singing, playing, and sharing stories together. All ages welcome.
  • Batter Up!
    When: Thursday, June 27, 2019 3:00 PM
    Ends on: Thursday, June 27, 2019 4:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Compete with your friends and vie for a playoff spot in tabletop dice baseball! Kids will be paired up and rotate partners during this fun sports-themed challenge. For grades 3-5.
  • Mocktails and Masterpieces
    When: Thursday, June 27, 2019 7:00 PM
    Ends on: Thursday, June 27, 2019 8:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at North & South Meeting Rooms

    Sip a mocktail while you craft and enjoy a fun night out with friends of any age! Make a painted rock photo holder for your BFF or favorite relative. A GEPL Get-Together for adults and kids of all ages.
  • Get Up and Groove
    When: Friday, June 28, 2019 10:30 AM
    Ends on: Friday, June 28, 2019 11:00 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    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.
  • Book Babies
    When: Monday, July 01, 2019 9:30 AM
    Ends on: Monday, July 01, 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.
  • Together Time
    When: Monday, July 01, 2019 10:30 AM
    Ends on: Monday, July 01, 2019 11:00 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    This dynamic session will promote bonding through creating, singing, playing, and sharing stories together. All ages welcome.
  • Together Time
    When: Tuesday, July 02, 2019 10:30 AM
    Ends on: Tuesday, July 02, 2019 11:00 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    This dynamic session will promote bonding through creating, singing, playing, and sharing stories together. All ages welcome.