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Gratitude: 2020 Style

By: Melissa Hilt, Community Engagement Librarian

The holidays are quickly approaching, and this year is probably going to look a lot different for most of us. Your family might be choosing to stay home and just celebrate as a household. There are still ways to show everyone how grateful you are to have them in your lives! 1. Write your relatives

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Share the Gift of Reading

By: Amy Waters, School Liaison

There are many ways you can share the gift of reading with a child. Whether you are hoping to introduce a meaningful title from your own childhood, you are trying to get to know a child in your life better, or you want to foster a love for reading by letting the child explore and

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Giftable Picture Books

By: Katy Almendinger, Early Literacy Librarian

Are you a last minute shopper? Or are you already done with your list? I fall somewhere in the middle. I’ve already got a lot of my gifts, but there are a few that still elude me. Since I’m a librarian, a few people in my life always ask me for books. Sometimes my friends

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Interactive and Imaginative Toys for the Holidays

By: Christina Keasler, Youth Department Assistant Director

Suddenly, it’s November. Where did the year go? It’s been the fastest and longest one ever! If you enjoy exchanging gifts at the holidays, it could be time to start planning. We don’t encounter a lot of commercials in our home, so my kids don’t even know what they want – half the time they

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Programs

  • Rain or Shine Parenting: Gratitude
    Monday, November 30, 2020 10:00 am to 10:15 am
    Virtual Program
    Miss Katy will share a Gratitude Challenge, and read The Thank You Book by Mo Willems. Listen to a story with your child and learn about the real and sometimes...
  • Giving Tuesday
    Tuesday, December 1, 2020 12:00 am to 12:00 am
    Virtual Program
    On Giving Tuesday, please consider donating to the Glen Ellyn Library Foundation in support of GEPL’s Compassion Fund. The Compassion Fund provides meal vouchers, redeemable at The Cafe, through Walk-In...
  • GEPL Get Together: Baking Workshop
    Thursday, December 3, 2020 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm
    Virtual Program
    Need inspiration for holiday baking? Chef Rob from The Cafe will teach you how to bake and decorate delicious cake pops! For adults and kids of all ages. Adult supervision...
  • Space Explorers
    Tuesday, December 8, 2020 10:30 am to 10:45 am
    Virtual Program
    Become a space explorer with themed activities. For ages 2-4.
  • Space Explorers
    Wednesday, December 9, 2020 10:30 am to 10:45 am
    Virtual Program
    Become a space explorer with themed activities. For grades k-2.
  • Space Explorers
    Thursday, December 10, 2020 10:30 am to 10:45 am
    Virtual Program
    Become a space explorer with themed activities. For grades 3-5.
  • Hora de Cuentos Bilingüe | Bilingual Storytime
    Friday, December 11, 2020 10:30 am to 10:45 am

    ¡Disfruta con nosotros mientras participamos con libros divertidos, poemas, canciones, y toques de mano en inglés y español! ¡Cada mes tendrá un tema diferente! Todas las edades son bienvenidas. Enjoy...
  • Stories with Santa and Friends
    Saturday, December 12, 2020 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm
    Virtual Program
    Santa and his Winter Solstice friends, The Winter Queen and Ollie, will read stories and respond to special wishes. For kids of all ages.
  • Ocean Explorers
    Tuesday, December 15, 2020 10:30 am to 10:45 am
    Virtual Program
    Become an ocean explorer with themed activities. For ages 2-4.
  • Ocean Explorers
    Wednesday, December 16, 2020 10:30 am to 10:45 am
    Virtual Program
    Become an ocean explorer with themed activities. For grades k-2.
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