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Learn a Language: Duolingo, Duolingo ABC, and Droplets: Drops for kids

By: GEPL Staff

Kids who are interested in learning a language or supporting their language learning can now use Duolingo, Duolingo ABC, and Droplets: Drops for kids for free! The library has iPods that are preloaded with the Duolingo, Duolingo ABC, and Droplets: Drops for kids apps that cardholders can borrow for three weeks. The apps allow kids

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Explore Photography

By: Jacquei Hyde-Young, Youth Associate

Photography is a great hobby, and frequently produces kids and their grownups can explore photographic art this summer in lots of ways! Experience some of the collections at the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago virtually. Grownups should preview the content, just in case there is anything you don’t want to share with your

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Celebrating 20+ years at GEPL

By: Melissa Hilt, Community Engagement Librarian

In June I celebrated my 20th Anniversary working at the Glen Ellyn Public Library! My Top 10 Favorite Memories are listed below. I can’t wait to see all the fun things that are still to come! 10. Making fudge in a bag at a high interest day 1. Tied for first would have to be

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Process-Based Art 

By: Alexa Moffat, Youth Associate

I’m a busy parent. Anything my kid has made recently did not involve me, and you know what – that is ok! Open-ended, process-based creation is beneficial for kids, and while the results may not be as cute as a product-focused art project, it helps your child develop their senses of curiosity, creativity, and exploration.  

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Programs

  • Creepy Story Contest
    Wednesday, September 15, 2021 12:00 am to 12:00 am
    Virtual Program
    Do you love scary stories? Write and submit a creepy story or poem to reference@gepl.org and library staff will choose winners from grades 3-5 and grades 6-8 to receive prizes. ...
  • Map Your Neighborhood
    Monday, September 27, 2021 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm
    Youth Program Room
    Listen to the book Yasmin the Explorer by Saadia Faruqi and make a map of your neighborhood. For grades k-2.
  • Storytime in the Park
    Tuesday, September 28, 2021 10:30 am to 11:00 am

    Come out to your favorite neighborhood parks for songs, rhymes and stories. Don’t forget to bring a blanket and bug spray! For kids of all ages.
  • Hispanic Heritage Storytime
    Tuesday, September 28, 2021 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm
    Youth Program Room
    September 15 - October 15, 2021 is National Hispanic American Heritage Month. Celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and...
  • Together Time
    Wednesday, September 29, 2021 10:30 am to 10:45 am
    Virtual Program
    Dynamic session promoting child and grownup bonding through creating, singing, playing, and sharing stories together. For kids of all ages and their grownups. If you would like to register after online...
  • Pajama Storytime
    Wednesday, September 29, 2021 7:00 pm to 7:15 pm
    Virtual Program
    Join us in your jammies as we snuggle up for stories and songs.  
  • Storytime in the Park
    Thursday, September 30, 2021 10:30 am to 11:00 am

    Come out to your favorite neighborhood parks for songs, rhymes and stories. Don’t forget to bring a blanket and bug spray! For kids of all ages.
  • Stories and STEAM
    Thursday, September 30, 2021 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm
    Youth Program Room
    Listen to a fall-themed story and explore a STEAM concept it inspires. For grades k-2.
  • First Chapter Friday
    Friday, October 1, 2021 3:00 pm to 3:15 pm
    Virtual Program
    Looking for new reading suggestions? Get a taste of some great books by listening to the first chapter read by a Youth Librarian. For grades 3-8
  • Storytime in the Park
    Tuesday, October 5, 2021 10:30 am to 11:00 am

    Come out to your favorite neighborhood parks for songs, rhymes and stories. Don’t forget to bring a blanket and bug spray! For kids of all ages.
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