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Find Frida Resources at the Library

By: Sophie Kenney, Youth Department Assistant Director

This month, after you’ve completed the Find Frida Scavenger Hunt, come to the library to complete a drawing entry and pick up a small prize. While you’re here, we encourage you to learn more about Frida Kahlo. Frida’s life was full of challenges, but she was able to channel those experiences into art that was

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Have you seen the tent in our parking lot?

By: Amy Waters, School Liaison

On Tuesday, June 1, the Glen Ellyn Public Library began our annual summer lunch program. Monday through Friday between 11 am and Noon, library staff are in the parking lot under the tent handing out lunches to any child 18 years old or younger. Drive, walk, or ride your bike to the library for lunch.

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Look and Learn

By: Kelli Rolston, Youth Associate

Did you know that the Taj Mahal was built by an Indian emperor as a gift for his wife? Or that the Great Wall of China is more than 13,000 miles long? That means if you walked 1.5 miles an hour, it would take you 353 days (about 11 and a half months) to walk

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Read to Color Your World

By: Katy Almendinger, Early Literacy Librarian

One of the things we’ve learned in the pandemic is that time is fickle. Sometimes it drags, sometimes it flies by… and suddenly it’s June. School is officially out for the summer and 2021 Summer Reading is almost here! Registration begins Monday, June 7. If the Glen Ellyn community reaches our combined reading goal of 40,000

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Programs

  • 2021 Summer Reading
    Monday, June 7, 2021 12:00 am to 12:00 am
    Virtual Program
    Read to Color Your World
  • Find Frida Scavenger Hunt Celebration
    Monday, June 21, 2021 12:00 am to 12:00 am
    Throughout the Library
    Did you find the Frida Kahlo doll hidden in the library? Celebrate the completion of the Find Frida Scavenger Hunt 2021, which runs throughout June and is sponsored by The...
  • Together Time
    Wednesday, June 23, 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.
  • Pajama Storytime
    Wednesday, June 23, 2021 7:00 pm to 7:15 pm
    Virtual Program
    Join us in your jammies as we snuggle up for stories and songs.  
  • Learn about World Relief
    Wednesday, June 23, 2021 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    Virtual Program
    This summer, the library is proud to partner with World Relief for 2021 Summer Reading: Read to Color Your World. Learn more about World Relief’s mission and how you can...
  • STEAM Club Kits: Summer Fun
    Thursday, June 24, 2021 12:00 am to 12:00 am
    Virtual Program
    Take STEAM Club home with you this summer! Pick up a new STEAM Club kit every other Thursday. For grades k-2.
  • Together Time
    Thursday, June 24, 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.
  • First Chapter Friday
    Friday, June 25, 2021 12:00 am to 12:00 am
    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.
  • Rainbow Cross Stitch
    Friday, June 25, 2021 10:30 am to 10:45 am
    Virtual Program
    Cross-stitch a rainbow to celebrate summer and friendship, and to acknowledge June as Pride month for the LGBTQIA+ community. For grades 3-8.
  • Baby, Meet Baby
    Tuesday, June 29, 2021 10:00 am to 10:15 am
    Virtual Program
    It can be intimidating to take your new baby out into the world! Until we are able to gather safely in person, your baby can socialize with other babies and...
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